Progesterone: What are BioIdentical Hormones?

Progesterone: What are BioIdentical Hormones?
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What are Bio-identical Hormones?

What does “Bio-Identical” mean?

Bio-identical hormones have the exact same molecular structure as hormones that are made by our bodies.

What makes Bio-identical hormones different from prescription hormones?

Bio-identical hormones are identical to the naturally occurring hormones found in the human body and are necessary for optimal health. Conversely, the molecular structure of synthetic hormones is one that never occurs naturally.  Therefore, synthetic hormones have cautions, warnings and side-effects associated with their medicinal use. It is vital, therefore, that you fully educate yourself of the known risks, prior to taking synthetic hormones.

Why choose Bio-Identical Hormone therapy?

The goal of Bio-identical Hormone replacement therapy is to provide an adequate supply of the deficient hormone(s) in a form that is safe and in harmony with your biology.

What Are the Benefits of Bio-identical Hormones?

  • Alleviation of the symptoms caused by hormone deficiencies.
  • Re-establishing the protective benefits provided by naturally occurring hormones.

So, why don’t doctors typically recommend using Bio-Identical hormone therapy?

The use of natural, bio-identical human hormones is not taught in most medical schools.  Medical schools have adopted the belief, propagated by the drug companies, that the health challenges that are the result of the environment and / or aging can be treated with drugs or surgery.

As a result, they do not always teach traditional medical professionals the art of wellness, by addressing the cause of the disease, rather than its symptoms. Hysterectomies and mastectomies being just two examples of treating the symptoms.  How valuable would you say it is, to identify and correct the causes for disease, Before they become manifest?

For these very reasons, informed women have chosen to take charge of their health care decisions and, when appropriate, incorporate safe, alternatives that are free of documented side-effects associated with traditional medicine.

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