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Bioidentical vs. Synthetic Hormones for Menopausal Wellness


Welcome to The Compounding Lab, your trusted local partner in Huber Heights, Ohio, on a mission to empower your journey through menopause. In our commitment to providing the highest quality personalized care, we bring you an enlightening exploration into the world of hormone replacement therapy.  

As perimenopausal and menopausal women navigate the nuances of restoring hormonal balance, our goal is to illuminate the path, offering insights into the choice between bioidentical and synthetic hormones. We believe that informed decisions are the cornerstone of your well-being. 

Your Hormone Replacement Therapy Options

Why Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Embarking on the journey through perimenopause and menopause is a transformative experience, marked by various physical and emotional changes. Many women seek relief from the common symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances, such as hot flashes, mood swings, and disrupted sleep patterns. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) emerges as a crucial consideration during this stage, providing an avenue to restore hormonal balance, maintain quality of life through aging, and alleviate these common symptoms of imbalance.

Where do hormones come from? 

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant sources, usually yams or soy. These hormones have a molecular structure identical to the hormones naturally produced by the human body.

Example: Bioidentical Estradiol or Progesterone

Traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Traditional hormone replacement therapy often uses synthetic hormones derived from sources other than plants. These synthetic hormones have a similar but not identical structure to the hormones produced in the human body.

Example: Premarin is a common synthetic estrogen used in traditional HRT

Personalized Hormones for Restoring your Unique Hormone Balance

Customization of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Bioidentical HRT

One of the key advantages of BHRT is that it can be customized for each individual. Compounding pharmacies can create personalized formulations based on a person's specific hormonal needs.

BHRT aims to restore hormonal balance by providing hormones that are identical to those naturally produced. It is often seen as a more natural approach.

Synthetic HRT
Traditional HRT often comes in standardized doses. The one-size-fits-all approach may not be suitable for everyone, leading to overmedication or undermedication for certain individuals.

The goal is similar—to alleviate symptoms of hormone imbalance—but the approach differs.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Side Effects

Bioidentical Hormones

Some proponents argue that because bioidentical hormones are structurally identical to those in the body, they may have fewer side effects compared to synthetic hormones. The customized nature of BHRT also helps to ensure we are able to avoid some side effects that may be caused by overmedicating or undermedicating.

Synthetic Hormones 

Synthetic hormones may have side effects, and the risks associated with traditional HRT, especially long-term use, have been studied and documented.

It's important to note that the choice between BHRT and traditional HRT should be made in consultation with a healthcare provider. Both approaches have their benefits and considerations, and what works for one person may not be suitable for another.

Our experienced compounding pharmacists are available to discuss your options with you and help you make an informed decision about your health. We also offer convenient at-home testing options for hormone levels that naturally decline with age, causing common hormone imbalance symptoms.

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