Bio Identical Medical Dictionary

Bioidentical Medical Dictionary

Bioidentical hormones are a natural alternative to synthetic hormones.

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Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a method used to help treat the symptoms of menopause, and other hormone imbalances. Although bioidentical hormones are not FDA approved, they are being used more and more throughout the world everyday. The FDA declared that since bioidentical hormones are considered to be natural, regardless of their source, they cannot be patented. Therefore, there are no huge drug companies out there really profiting off the use and sale of bioidentical hormones.

Bioidentical hormones, sometimes referred to as natural hormones, are hormones that are molecularly identical to the hormones that we produce naturally in our bodies. Hormones and steroids are taken from plants and animals and altered to a state of identical molecular structure, then put into a form that can be taken by the patient, by way of creams, oral supplements (pills), vaginal insertion, or injections.

The plants that are used for the extraction of the hormones are soy and yams, while the animals are pigs or horses. Although these hormones are altered to a molecular identical state as the hormones we produce, bioidentical hormones cannot be considered completely natural due to the fact that they are altered in a laboratory. Most women are worried about the source of the hormones more than the bioidentical hormones itself, due to the fact that synthetic hormones, which have been around for years, have been found to carry some health risks

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