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VIDEO: What Are Bioidentical Hormones?

What are Bioidentical Hormones? If you break the word down, "bio" refers to the body and "identical" means as it says identical. Watch this video to learn more.

People often ask, what are bioidentical hormones? Well if you break the word down, "bio" refers to the body an "identical" means as it says identical. So bioidentical hormones are hormones which are identical to what the human body produces. So they're identical both in their structure and in their function. And so nowadays you can virtually get any hormone in the bioidentical form. Common ones we prescribe at our clinic include Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, thyroid hormones, adrenal or stress hormones. So most of the hormones you can get in the natural or the bioidentical form. This is compared to synthetic hormones, which some are still available. And it doesn't make logical sense if you're going to take a hormone to replace it, that you would take something that's foreign to the human body. Just like a lock and key, a synthetic hormone will not have the perfect fit like a bioidentical hormone would. So if you need hormone replacement, maybe you have low thyroid, maybe you have severe menopausal symptoms. Then I would highly suggest working with a doctor who's trained in the use of bioidentical hormones.