Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Learning More about Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
As with all medical treatments and therapies, there are both benefits and risks as well as potential side effects to treatment with HRT. At the start of your journey with OMC, we’ll inform you of the risks and benefits of HRT and clarify the difference between synthetic vs bioidentical hormones (BHRT) and regulated vs compounded bioidentical hormones.
Synthetic vs Bioidentical Hormones
Until recently, synthetic HRT was the mainstream treatment offered to women experiencing symptoms of menopause. This form of HRT is still prescribed, and it works well for some women. However, more commonly now, menopause specialists are opting for bioidentical hormones, hormones with the same molecular structure to those produced by our body. The reason for this is based on research which has shown fewer side effects and risks.