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What are the side effects of bioidentical hormones?

11 doctors weighed in
Dr. Shira Miller
Internal Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: Less than HRT.

Bioidentical hormones are hormones produced in a laboratory to be identical in chemical structure to what the body would produce.
They have less side effects and are more effective than non-bioidentical hormones. However, if the dose is too high or too low, or the hormones are prescribed the wrong way, then the side effects can be the same as non-bioidentical hormones.

In brief: Less than HRT.

Bioidentical hormones are hormones produced in a laboratory to be identical in chemical structure to what the body would produce.
They have less side effects and are more effective than non-bioidentical hormones. However, if the dose is too high or too low, or the hormones are prescribed the wrong way, then the side effects can be the same as non-bioidentical hormones.
Dr. Shira Miller
Dr. Shira Miller
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Dr. Michael Sinclair
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Living longer

Any treatment can have side effects.
Not treating can also have side effects. If your symptoms are severe and related to a deficiency of hormones, then bioidentical hormones can be very helpful. Find a doctor that knows what he is doing with lots of experience. Talk about your goals. Get examined and tested, then try it!

In brief: Living longer

Any treatment can have side effects.
Not treating can also have side effects. If your symptoms are severe and related to a deficiency of hormones, then bioidentical hormones can be very helpful. Find a doctor that knows what he is doing with lots of experience. Talk about your goals. Get examined and tested, then try it!
Dr. Michael Sinclair
Dr. Michael Sinclair
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Dr. Paul L. Hester
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Signs of imbalance

Side effects are often a sign of hormonal imbalance.
Many of the hormones in our body must interact with one another. Hormone excess or deficiency can manifest a variety of symptoms or signs. If you are receiving supplemental hormone from your physician you should expect to be monitored closely and to have levels measured periodically.

In brief: Signs of imbalance

Side effects are often a sign of hormonal imbalance.
Many of the hormones in our body must interact with one another. Hormone excess or deficiency can manifest a variety of symptoms or signs. If you are receiving supplemental hormone from your physician you should expect to be monitored closely and to have levels measured periodically.
Dr. Paul L. Hester
Dr. Paul L. Hester
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