Bioidentical Hormones Boca Raton
Hormone therapy comes in many different forms. Over the last two decades a form of therapy coined “Bioidentical” has become immensely popular. But what does that mean and how do these Bioidentical hormones differ from other traditionally used hormones?
The term Bioidentical is used to describe a hormone that is an exact molecular copy of a hormone that is naturally present in the body. These are the hormones that are naturally produced by the human body and those that the body is specifically designed to use.
This is a distinct contrast to most of the traditionally prescribed hormones that are either chemical substitutes (invented by man) or derived from animals. For example the most commonly prescribed form of Estrogen is Premarin. Premarin is a CEE (conjugated equine estrogens). The name says it all. Premarin stands for “pregnant mares urine” (pre-mar-in). This is naturally occurring HORSE estrogens.
The human body has millions of “receptors” that are specifically and intentionally designed to function and respond to exact molecular structures. Bioidentical hormone replaces these exact molecular structures. Other methods replace similar or structurally different hormones in an attempt to “fake out” the receptors.
Giving chemically altered derivatives of hormones is a set up for unwanted and potentially serious or untoward side effects. Bioidentical hormones are simply replacing what the body is already designed to use thus carry virtually no long term side effects.
Bioidentical Hormones Supporting Data (Adapted from an article by Rebecca Glasser MD)
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Boca Raton, Florida
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