What is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and how does it differ from Synthetic Hormones? Simply stated, bio-identical hormones are identical to the hormones produced in the human body. Other hormones like, oral conjugated equine estrogens and synthetic progestin, are not used here, because their use has demonstrated an increased risk of cancer, blood clots, and strokes, as shown in the 2002, Women’s Health Initiative Trial. Bio-identical hormones on the other hand show, no increase in breast cancer or blood clots, as demonstrated by The French E3N Cohort Study.
Bio-identical hormone replacement can treat a variety of symptoms like; moodiness, irritability, anxiety, depression, brain fog, hair loss, low libido, hot flashes, night sweats, poor sleep, irregular periods, loss of confidence, inability to lose weight, muscle loss, and acne. What’s more is that this same study actually demonstrated a reduction in the incidence of both hip fractures and colorectal caner! What fantastic news!
Françoise Clavel-Chapelon, for the E3N Study Group, Cohort Profile: The French E3N Cohort Study, International Journal of Epidemiology, Volume 44, Issue 3, June 2015, Pages 801–809, https://doi.org/10.1093/ije/dyu184
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