There are many misconceptions around bioidentical hormone replacement therapy that have persisted despite scientific evidence, so today we’ll debunk these myths and shed light on the truth. Hormones play a crucial role in our bodies at every stage of life, from puberty to menopause and beyond. While the primary focus of this episode is women’s hormonal health, we also touch on male hormones and their unique challenges.
One common myth is that hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of cancer. This has been debunked time and again, yet fear and misinformation still exist. Not only do patients fear this therapy, but many physicians are also scared to prescribe it.
The complexity of hormonal health is vast, and it has taken me a long time to master the understanding of how to provide this type of care to my patients. However, I believe that empowering you with knowledge and understanding is the key to making informed decisions about your health.
The difference between bioidentical hormones and synthetic ones is very important to note when considering replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormones are structurally identical to the hormones produced in our bodies, leading to fewer side effects. In contrast, synthetic hormones are often chemically altered, leading to more unpredictable effects on the body.
Hormone replacement therapy isn’t just about alleviating symptoms. It’s about understanding the intricate balances between the interactions of the hormones in our bodies. If you are experiencing symptoms, I hope this episode resonates with you and helps you make informed decisions about your health.