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What is the big deal with bio identical hormone therapy vs normal prescription (beside cost)?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine
9 doctors agree
In brief: Natural
Bioidentical hormones are perceived by many to be less toxic than pharmaceutical manufactured hormones.
" don't panic, it's organic" is the mantra of some groups. Remember hormone supplemention whether natural or not carry certain risks associated with their use such as stroke and heart disease and breast and prostate cancer.

In brief: Natural
Bioidentical hormones are perceived by many to be less toxic than pharmaceutical manufactured hormones.
" don't panic, it's organic" is the mantra of some groups. Remember hormone supplemention whether natural or not carry certain risks associated with their use such as stroke and heart disease and breast and prostate cancer.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
Dr. Christopher Guzik
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Dr. Carolyn Thompson
Remember that "natural" does NOT necessarily equal "safe." An estrogen molecule derived from a plant source is identical to one derived from an animal source and to one synthesized in a lab. All carry the same risks and benefits.
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Bioidentical HRT
Means the use of estradiol and progesterone which are the hormones a womans body produces.
Both of these are available as regular prescriptions. There is a lot of confusion over terminology. Some Rx are not bioidentical because they contain estrogen like and progesterone like drugs.Hope that helped a little.

In brief: Bioidentical HRT
Means the use of estradiol and progesterone which are the hormones a womans body produces.
Both of these are available as regular prescriptions. There is a lot of confusion over terminology. Some Rx are not bioidentical because they contain estrogen like and progesterone like drugs.Hope that helped a little.
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
Dr. Cynthia Frazier
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Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: No big deal
There is not an efficacy superiority between the two.
They carry the same side effects, risks and benefits. For some patients is ideal because the regular commercially available dose does not work for them.

In brief: No big deal
There is not an efficacy superiority between the two.
They carry the same side effects, risks and benefits. For some patients is ideal because the regular commercially available dose does not work for them.
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
Dr. Alfredo Nieves
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Dr. David LaMond
No true. There is a significant body of data to support the use of bio hrt instead of synthetics, especially important is the risk profile in relation to the delivery method (oral, skin/transdermal or under the skin/pellet/injection). There are several commercially available 'bio identical' preps, ie what your body recognizes as the same hormone commercially available
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