The administration of precise hormones equivalent on a molecular basis to naturally occurring hormones in hormone replacement therapies is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. It is usually used in women and elderly men as a more affordable means of treating hypothyroidism, and has been successfully used to substitute oestrogen for over 50 years. It is suspected that it could be safe and efficient in the treatment of secondary female disorders such as polycystic ovarian syndrome, although the safety and efficacy evidence is still uncertain.Learn more about us at Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy-Healthy Me Medical Therapies
The lack of a prescription that would suggest that a doctor finds the patient a good candidate for hormone therapy and the risk of an allergic reaction to the hormones are one of the main concerns about bioidentical hormones. There are currently no bioidentical hormone replacement therapies approved by the FDA. They can only be obtained legally with a prescription from a doctor. Some businesses offer free samples of the treatments; others require the service to be charged annually.
Other than elevated cholesterol levels and water retention, there are currently no known side effects of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy in women. Studies in men have shown that bioidentical estrogens have an effect comparable to that of synthetic estrogens and prevent prostate cancer. The proof of this is, however, relatively poor, and further studies are required to confirm this result. Some bioidentical oestrogen manufacturing companies state that the introduction of micronized progesterone would help avoid and decrease menopause symptoms. There is currently no proof that micronized progesterone is beneficial to men.