Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy:
Is it Right for You?
Celebrities have been touting the benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) for menopausal and post-menopausal women. Oprah Winfrey has jumped on the bandwagon, but she does caution that this type of therapy may not be suited for everyone on the planet.
From a scientific point of view, there are distinct advantages to bio-identical replacement therapies over conventional hormone therapies. Each woman or man should consult a physician and make the proper choice for her- or himself.
Before a choice can be made, professional anti-aging physicians in the Denver area feel it is important to know exactly what this therapy is and how it differs from traditional hormone replacement therapies available. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy employs the use hormones that are identical to the hormones found within the human body in chemical composition.
Some of these types of hormones are made by pharmaceutical companies. Others are made by compounding pharmacies. These pharmacies specialize in the making of medication based on individual needs according to a physician’s prescription. The advantage of using a compounding pharmacy is that the physician can prescribe a dose specific to the individual’s need. When prescribing hormones made by pharmaceutical companies the physician can only chose one of the several doses manufactured by the pharmaceutical company.
Denver anti-aging specialists feel that bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is a safer option for women experiencing the need for hormone replacement.
Denver anti-aging specialists recommend that anyone interested in BHRT should discuss the benefits and potential risks of hormone replacement therapy with a fellowship-trained physician prior to engaging in this therapy as hormones greatly affect the functions of your body systems. In addition, should hormone therapy of any type be necessary for you, your physician should be worked with closely to ensure desirable outcomes are reached and maintained and undesirable outcomes are prevented.
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