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Q&A: Bioidentical HRT - Questions & Answers or FAQ's

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What is Bioidentical HRT?

Bioidentical HTR is an innovative natural compound that mimics the molecular and chemical structure of hormones that are produced naturally in the body. There have been many studies on these natural hormone replacement therapies and they are deemed as entirely safe without the side effects that can be experienced with synthetic hormone replacement therapies. Bioidentical hormones are usually derived from plant sources and so contain no man-made ingredients. Many men and women turn to these therapies and have had much success in treating hormone imbalance.

Oprah Winfrey has been a proponent of bioidentical HRT saying; "After one day on bioidentical estrogen, I felt the veil lift".

When should bioidentical HRT be considered?

Hormone imbalance can occur at any time in both men and women. As we age, our hormone levels can start to decline causing several symptoms that need treatment. Hot flushes, night sweats, loss of libido, fatigue, and weight gain are all unpleasant symptoms of hormone imbalance. Men may experience other ailments such as low energy, a slower metabolism resulting in weight gain, and loss of muscle mass. Your practitioner can prescribe a course of bioidentical hormones that will naturally replace the hormones lost and help you to get your energy and life back.

Bioidentical hormones have actually been used for many decades. Many studies have been carried out that prove that bioidentical estrogen and testosterone are not only safe, but have a positive impact on the human body and can help to protect against some cancers. If you experiencing any of the symptoms listed above you should seek help as soon as possible. A good time to start hormone replacement therapy is between 35 and 40 to get the full benefits.

What are the side effects of bioidentical HRT?

The good news is that side effects are very rare. Because bioidentical hormones are the same as those that occur naturally in the body this therapy is deemed very safe. Any side effects experienced usually result from dosage being too high.

What can I expect from a course of bioidentical HRT?

Taking a course of bioidentical hormones can have many benefits. Most patients report an enhanced quality of life with improved mental agility, a restored sense of wellbeing and improved energy levels. Libido levels are also restored and mood swings are diminished. Results differ depending on the symptoms you were experiencing, but overall the reports are very positive from men and women alike.

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