Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) dates back as early as the 1930’s, and over a third of women are using it in the US today. It has now become under increased demand in the UK from both practitioners and patients. Practitioners are wanting to achieve the best possible outcomes for their patients, and patients are becoming more educated – they are want to know their options, and have access to them.
BHRT offers an alternative to synthetic HRT, and is often compounded in low doses that are tailored to the patient’s unique biochemistry and symptoms. A bio-identical hormone has the same chemical and molecular structure as the naturally occurring hormone produced in the body thus side effects seldom occur.