What are bio identical hormones?

Bio identical hormones are also known as natural hormone therapy is basically a procedure in which hormones which are identical like estrogen and progestin are combined to give a hormone replacement therapy. These hormones must have same molecular level of the combination. Bio identical hormones give the turn over against the deficiency of hormones in the body while preventing the chance of illness.

Hormones can also be combined with the blood and also with the saliva to balance the hormonal level in the body. Hormones having a same molecular formula in hormone replacement therapy can also be combined with the help of medicated fluid to maintain the target of hormonal level in the body.

With many beneficial aspects, there are so many drawbacks that are also associated with bio identical hormonal therapy as well. Some of the women develop the high risk of breast cancer after the replacement of hormones. Heart diseases, brain stroke, blood clotting, insomnia and other reproductive disorders are also related to the clinical risk of hormonal replacement therapy.

How bio identical hormones work?

As from the name, it is very clear that bio identical hormones are same as the natural hormones in molecular structure. When hormones are being deficient in women’s body, lots of problems occur. Bio identical hormones resolve these problems and help to maintain the level of estrogen and progesterone in the body. The bio identical progesterone is same as the natural hormones. As these hormones are not natural so they are developed medically from herbs such as soya, then synthesized and used afterward. Herbs used for the production of identical hormones are ground to micro size in the laboratories and then used to be effectively penetrating in the body.

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Identical hormones cannot be differentiated by the body from the natural ones that are produced by the ovaries. On the opposite hand, proponents of bio identical hormones will give the one advantage of these identical hormone estrogen over Premarin is that estrogen levels may be monitored additionally precise and can help the individual treatment personally and consequently. These bio identical hormones are treated by comparing it with the patient’s DNA and blood. For this, DNA genetic testing is required first and then further treatment will take place.

Why are bio identical hormones used?

As bio identical hormones are required when the level of natural hormones diminished resulting in so many diseases and problems. When this hormonal level goes down, the body will face the deficiency of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone automatically leading to so many symptoms of various diseases. Some of the problems are discussed below which occur due to the hormonal imbalance:

  • Fatigue and tiredness
  • Lack of energy and vitamins
  • Increased weight
  • Mood disorder and mood swings
  • Memory loss
  • Sexual and reproductive problems
  • Immune system disorder
  • Over thinking and stress

Other than this, there are also many issues related to hormonal imbalance like skin diseases and digestive disorder. But with the help of bio identical hormone therapy these problems can be avoided. And the only cure is to replace the hormones that have been lost with the hormone therapy.  As a result, hormone levels will rise and symptoms will get better.

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A family medicine, holistic and anti-aging specialist, Dr Hoda Makkawi has more than 15 years of experience and a host of top doctor awards to her name. After her training at Alexandria University, Egypt, Dr Hoda practised in America, where she was given the Top Rated Doctor Award in 2010, as well as an incredible run of form winning the American Top Family Doctor award three years in a row, from 2007 to 2009. In the UAE, she is at the forefront of medical practice as a licensing examiner for Dubai Health Authority and key…
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