The balance of hormones in your body can be disturbed by anything from menopause to adrenal disorders. When this happens, overall health might start to decline. Some say bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may be the solution, but can it help and is it safe?
The purpose of this therapy is, of course, in its name. Hormones are restored using those made from plant estrogens. These are biologically identical to hormones naturally produced by the body.
Because they are considered more natural and therefore biologically compatible with humans, this type of hormone replacement therapy might be safer. Many have used it to treat thyroid and adrenal problems, menopause symptoms, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia and more.
All hormone replacement therapies carry some risks, but bioidentical hormones seem to have an advantage over traditional treatments. Deemed “organic”, the similarity to human hormones makes this therapy potentially effective.