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Bioidentical hormones

Mon 13 Feb 2023

Bioidentical hormones are synthetic hormones that are chemically identical to the hormones produced by the human body. They are often used as part of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to help alleviate symptoms associated with menopause, andropause (male menopause), and other conditions that result from hormonal imbalances.

One of the main benefits of bioidentical hormones is that they are believed to be more compatible with the body's natural hormonal system compared to traditional hormone replacement therapy, which uses synthetic hormones that are structurally different from the hormones produced by the body. This compatibility can result in fewer side effects and a lower risk of adverse reactions.

In addition, bioidentical hormones can be customized to meet the specific hormonal needs of each individual, based on the results of a comprehensive hormone panel. This allows for a more personalized approach to hormone replacement therapy, which can result in more effective treatment and better outcomes.

Some people also believe that bioidentical hormones are safer and more natural compared to traditional hormone replacement therapy. However, there is limited scientific evidence to support these claims, and the safety and efficacy of bioidentical hormones are still the subject of ongoing research and debate among healthcare professionals.

It's important to note that before starting any hormone replacement therapy, it is crucial to discuss the potential benefits and risks with a healthcare professional, who can help determine the best course of treatment based on an individual's specific medical history and needs.

At Anne Swart Clinic this type of treatment is available for you. Before proceeding with the treatment, it is necessary to make an appointment with Dr Rita Xavier, specialized in Preventive Medicine and Smart Aging