Determining dosages and managing symptoms in patients who want to covert from conventional therapies to bioidentical therapy can be one of the most difficult challenges facing the BHRT practitioner. Conventional therapies and dosages provide too much hormone, even if the manufactured product being used contains bioidentical hormone rather than a synthetic agent.
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Why are testosterone replacement standards and prescribing processes so frequently misguided?
Hypothyroidism is defined as:
“lack of thyroid hormone production from the thyroid gland.”
However, many patients who produce sufficient hormone from the gland still suffer from low thyroid symptoms.
When a patient says that she wants “natural” hormone replacement therapy, does the term mean the same thing to you as it does to her?
Let’s explore that question further by dissecting the terminology most commonly used by patients (and even some experts) when discussing hormone restoration therapy: “natural,” “synthetic” and “bio-identical.”