What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a type of hormone therapy that involves the use of hormones that are chemically identical to the hormones produced by the human body. BHRT is used to treat a variety of conditions related to hormone imbalances, such as menopause, perimenopause, and andropause (male menopause).
Unlike traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT), which often uses synthetic hormones that are not identical to those produced by the body, bioidentical hormones are derived from natural sources such as yams and soybeans, and are tailored to match the individual needs of each patient.
BHRT is available in various forms, including creams, gels, pills, injections, and pellets, and is often used to alleviate symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and low libido.