Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy ( BHRT ) also known as bioidentical hormone therapy or natural hormone therapy is very unsafe. Bioidentical hormone is a type of therapy for menoqusal syptoms. Many women believe that “natural” hormones are safe.
The real question pops in, what really is natural?
Bioidentical hormone is made in a lab, from plant chemicals extracted from yams and soy. That does sound pretty natural but did you know that soy supplements are not regulated and has not been tested in humans? Yet Bioidentical hormone still uses it?
The trial for Bioidentical hormones or as many people call it, “natual hormones” was stopped back in 2002 because of the side effects of hormone users included: Breast Cancer, Heart Disease, Stroke, and Blood Clots. Bioidentical is said to be so natural but yet you could get any number of those fellowing things.
The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) doesn’t approve any compounded products, for any condition, because those products aren’t standardized. The FDA does not think it is a safe product to use, should you believe it is safe yourself?
Bioidentical hormones come with risk that have been proven, yet people have decided Bioidentical hormones are totally safe to take. Bioidentical hormones are made to be the exact molecular structure of the hormones your body makes.
Eventually, you’ll be dependent on these hormones as your glands have “gone to sleep”, because someone in the lab is doing your glands job. It’s simply not necessary for the glands to have to do anything. So if you stop taking them, it may be extremely difficult to get your body’s own production back up to normal.
Therefore, people usually become completely dependent on hormones, bioidentical or not. In general, as long as you’re okay with taking a hormone for the rest of your life, and have accpected the risk, use your own judgement in believeing it’s safe and natual.