Women’s Health2

Differences in Synthetic and Bio-identical hormones

Bioidentical Hormones are natural plant based hormones that are structurally identical to the hormones your body produce. Historically, synthetic hormones such as synthetic estrogen, progestin, or testosterone that were utilized for hormone replacement therapy, have been shown to increase health risks. These risks include heart disease, breast cancer, stroke, or liver problems. Evidence based medicine proves that bio-identical hormones prescribed in individualized doses are in fact safer and more effective than synthetic hormones.

Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance

  • Heavy, irregular, or painful periods
  • Hot flashes or night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Foggy thinking
  • Memory problems
  • Breast tenderness
  • Water retention or bloating
  • Weight gain
  • Low libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Acne or oily skin
  • Increased facial hair
  • Thinning skin or wrinkles
  • Hair loss
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Cold body temperature
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Infertility
  • Bone loss
  • Ovarian cysts or uterine fibroids


Bio-Identical Hormone therapy treatment is prescribed to you after lab testing, and a follow up appointment. Delivery methods for hormone therapy include sustained released capsules, subcutaneous pellet therapy, topical creams and gels, or sublingual lozenges or tablets. Routine appointments and lab testing are required to ensure therapeutic level are maintained.

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