Is HRT better than bio identical HRT?

Is HRT better than bio identical HRT?

No, they aren’t. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and several medical specialty groups, the hormones marketed as “bioidentical” and “natural” aren’t safer than hormones used in traditional hormone therapy, and there’s no evidence that they’re any more effective.

What are the side effects of bioidentical estrogen?

What are the side effects of bioidentical hormones?

  • Weight gain.
  • Blurred vision.
  • Tiredness.
  • Acne.
  • Increased facial hair (women)
  • Headaches.
  • Breast tenderness.
  • Spotting.

What is the difference between HRT and bioidentical hormones?

The major difference between BHRT and HRT is the substances used to create them. BHRT is derived from plant sources that are chemically similar to the hormones your body naturally produces. Traditional HRT products are made from the urine of pregnant horses and other synthetic hormones.

Who should not take bioidentical hormones?

Certain women should not undergo hormone replacement therapy of any type until detailed studies on safety have been performed. You are not considered for bioidentical therapy if you have a personal history of breast cancer or stroke, or if you have a blood clot.

What is the best natural alternative to HRT?

Herbal supplements

  • Black cohosh. Black cohosh is a flowering plant that may work to balance hormones.
  • St. John’s wort.
  • Dong quai.
  • Chaste tree.
  • Maca.
  • Red clover.
  • Sage. Some research suggests that taking a daily tablet of fresh sage can help minimize hot flashes and improve other menopause symptoms.
  • Milk thistle.

How long should you stay on bioidentical hormones?

As experts in the bioidentical hormone replacement field, we recommend undergoing this therapy for a maximum of seven years; however, we also suggest that you discontinue treatment when you achieve relief from your symptoms. Unfortunately, when you stop taking hormones, your symptoms may return.

How does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy ( BHRT ) work?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BioHRT, or BHRT) may help manage menopausal symptoms without many of the risks involved with conventional or synthetic hormones. At the same time, hormone therapy is not a quick fix or a one-size fits-all approach.

Which is the best hormone therapy for transgender?

Bio-identical hormone therapy naturally and safely provides the required hormones for transition, aligning the patient’s sexual characteristics with their gender identity. SottoPelle ® bioidentical hormone therapy is effective whether the goal of hormone treatment is feminization or masculinization.

Can you use bioidentical hormone therapy for menopause?

This, however, is usually not a concern for women who experience menopause and consider bioidentical hormone therapy, since their body has already shut down its ability to make estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.

When did dr.tutera start HRT pellet therapy?

Dr. Tutera has been helping transgender patients live as their true and authentic selves with bio-identical HRT pellet therapy since the mid 1990’s. This natural approach is more identical to the body’s own hormone delivery system, leading to more effective results, with fewer side-effects and risks than synthetic hormones.