Bio-identical hormones are structurally and physiologically similar to your body’s naturally produced hormones. Traditional hormone therapy uses pharmaceutically created hormones that have been associated with higher risks because they are not exclusive in their receptor binding and often have greater side effects. Hormone replacement therapy should be based on the most reliable pre-testing and directed to a particular goal. The key is appropriate screening and supervision.
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Since the Women’s Health Initiative study came out the safety of synthetic hormones has come under scrutiny. Patients experiencing uncontrolled symptoms of hot flashes, decreased sexual interest, decreased lean body mass, increased body fat, low metabolism, decreased bone density, evening fatigue, hair thinning, menstrual irregularities and cognitive changes should consider nutritional therapy or bio-identical hormone replacement therapy through our office.