Are you struggling with hormonal imbalances? If so, you may have heard of two hormone replacement therapy (HRT) options: bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and traditional HRT. But which is best for you? To answer this question, let's explore the differences between BHRT and HRT.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a type of treatment that uses hormones chemically identical to those naturally produced in the body. These hormones are derived from plant sources, like yams or soybeans, and then “personalized” to fit your individual needs. BHRT can be done via transdermal patches, creams, capsules, gels, pellets, or injections.
Traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) uses synthetic versions of natural hormones created in a laboratory setting. Many conventional practitioners often rely on these commercially-available products because they are easier to access than bioidentical hormones. Unfortunately, since these synthetic hormones are not chemically identical to those produced by your body they can cause some side effects due to the difference in structure between natural and synthetic hormone molecules.
Regardless of whether you choose BHRT or traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy there are always associated risks involved with any kind of medical treatment including these two forms of therapy:
At Hormone Treatment Center , we believe that BHRt has far fewer risks associated with it when compared to its traditional counterpart so ultimately it comes down to personal preference when deciding which one should be pursued first but we recommend conducting thorough research beforehand before beginning any form of hormonal treatments thereafter .