Bio-identical hormones are exact chemical matches to the hormones that are already in the human body. Extracted from yam and soy plants, they are changed to be identical to the same molecules in the hormones naturally occurring in women. The body will recognize these hormones like its own. It's important to note that absorption can make a difference in how effective therapy is, and its side effects. The hormones can be taken by pill or topically, such as with cream or a patch.
Bio-identical hormones are not FDA approved, as they are chemically synthesized from a natural plant source, and the molecules have not been altered. Pharmaceutical companies cannot patent natural plant chemicals, but chemicals altered in structure can be. Such synthetic hormone brands are Premarin, Provera and Prempro. Those are approved by the FDA, as they are fixed and not individually-tailored. Bio-identical hormones offer people the opportunity utilize this therapy with their unique body chemistry in mind.
The difference between bio-identical hormones and synthetic hormones is this: bio-identical hormones can be tailor-made for each specific person, keeping your unique body chemistry in mind. Synthetic hormones are mass-produced, and many have side effects that are quite strong to the majority of its users.
Call Advantage Healthcare for Women today to speak with Dr. Caserta and his team about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy today.