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Which is better BHRT or HRT?

Written by John Smyth - January 31, 2023


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.

BHRT Overview

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.

Benefits of BHRT

  • Bioidentical hormones contain no synthetic ingredients; they are composed of chemicals identical to hormones naturally produced by the body. This means that reactions to them may be less severe than with traditional HRT.
  • Since BHRT is customized for each individual’s specific need, it can provide more targeted relief than traditional HRT.
  • When administered correctly and under the guidance of an experienced practitioner, BHRT can restore lost hormones as well as support overall health and wellbeing for years or even decades after initial treatment begins.

Traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy Overview

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.

Benefits Traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • Traditional HRT is easy access—it is often available through conventional medical providers and many pharmacies offer over-the-counter formulations.
  • It can quickly alleviate symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances such as hot flashes or night sweats for some patients but often comes at the cost of serious side effects if used over extended periods of time; long term risks include increased risk for stroke or breast cancer in certain populations.

Risks Involved With Both Treatments

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:

  • Side effects such as mood swings and headaches may occur during treatment either type depending on how well the treatment was tailored to meet each individual’s needs.
  • Unintended consequences including weight gain or increased risk for certain cancers or heart disease are possible with both treatments if not monitored adequately by a skilled practitioner throughout treatment duration; most doctors will conduct blood tests several times per year while performing either type of Hormone Replacement Therapy in order ensure patient safety throughout course of treatment .

Final Verdict - Which is Best For You?

At HGH Treatment clinic , 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 .

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