Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is designed to replicate the same chemical structure as the hormones our bodies produce naturally. Based on your specific hormone levels, a bioidentical hormone regimen can be tailored specifically for you.
The Makeup of Bioidentical Hormones
Bioidentical hormones have the identical molecular structure of hormones made by the body. Derived from naturally occurring sources, such as yams and soy, bioidentical hormones may be injected, spread on the skin (through a crème) or even dissolved in the mouth via lozenges. Pharmacists who work in a compounding pharmacy and specialize in individualized hormone therapy treatments create these hormones.
Bioidenticals are not perceived by the body as foreign substances and require no detoxification. They do not threaten the immune system or cause other side effects. Bioidentical hormone replacement simply makes the hormonally-deprived body sigh with relief. And unlike the one-size-fits-all regimen of synthetic hormone therapy, bioidentical hormone prescriptions are tailored to each individual based on symptoms and test results.
Compounding pharmacies are called upon to produce and provide non-patented or non-available drugs on the market. Compounded medicines are not under FDA regulation and do not need approval before production.
Contact Oz Preventive Medicine to learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Call (913) 871-8787.