Bioidentical Hormones

 

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical means biologically identical to the hormones produced by your body.  

Most prescription hormones used in medicine are patented as similar drugs but not bioidentical molecules.  We prefer to prescribe the hormone molecularly identical to the one your body makes rather than other prescriptions whenever possible to prevent potentially harmful side effects.

Bioidentical hormones fit perfectly into the receptor sites in your body’s cells without causing undesirable side effects. Such side effects were discovered with the medications used in the Women’s Health Initiative study in 2002.

Why bioidentical hormones may be a healthy option for you

Your naturopathic doctor may advise the use of bioidentical hormones for a number of conditions including osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease.
 
The prudent use of bioidentical hormones can heal many conditions that arise from hormone deficiency including anxiety and depression, poor cognitive function and bone loss.  
 

Are there contraindications to using bioidentical hormones?

Yes.  If you have a family or medical history of hormone receptor positive cancers, you are not a candidate for this therapy. 
 
Call us today at (603) 427-6800 to find out if bioidentical hormones are right for you.