BHRT- Bio identical or Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bio-identical means that the hormones are an exact match to the hormones produced by the human body. They could also be called human-identical, Natural or plant-based.
Current example: Crystalline Insulin, Human Growth Hormone, Bioidentical Testosterone, Estradiol, Estriol, Progesterone, DHEA, melatonin, Prednisolone, Levo Thyroxine, TriiodoThyronine (Pure T3) Armour eqvivalent compounded Thyroids, Melatonin, etc
Every treatment regimen is custom-tailored to the individual based on the results of blood tests, medical history, physical exam, and symptoms presented. These hormones get their start in nature, found in soy beans and wild yams; they can then be easily converted into the exact hormones that the body makes. The body recognizes these Bio-identical hormones and uses them just as it would if they were being produced by the ovaries, testes, or adrenal glands.
By working with compounding pharmacies, physicians are able to prescribe dosages more precisely and then properly adjust the dosage, in response to symptoms and laboratory findings. In contrast to the Bio-identical hormones; non-bio-identical hormones are not easily accepted by the body, even though they may produce some similar effects. Hormone therapy requires appropriate testing, examination and discussion of symptoms with a healthcare practitioner.