Bioidentical hormones are hormonal substances, identical to those normally present in the human body. This means that, in every respect, the molecule of the hormone is the same as the human hormone.
Hormones are complex messenger molecules carrying a message of instruction from one site of the body to another (the receptor site), via the blood. Hormone and receptor sites are like a lock and key; they are highly specific.
Bioiidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is usually presented as gels and creams facilitating direct access to the blood stream without having to first pass through the liver. This ensures that the liver does not chemically modify the hormones prior to them reaching their target areas. In contrast, tablets or capsules taken by mouth must first pass through the liver.
It is best practice to follow nature as closely as possible.
Bioidentical hormones do as Nature intended. It is critical to use dosages reflecting natural circumstances and cycles. Bioidentical hormones are most useful as part of a comprehensive, integrative approach to wellness.
This strategy will yield the best possible results for the patient. Testing hormone levels before and during treatment is an important part of tailoring the dose to suit the individual patient.
Bioidentical hormones can be used for the following: