There are two primary hormone therapy options to consider when looking into hormone replacement therapy, bioidentical and synthetic. Bioidentical hormones have an identical chemical structure to those produced by our bodies. Compounding pharmacies makes these bioidentical hormones from natural substances and prepares customized doses to meet your individual needs.
In contrast, synthetic hormones are not identically matched to those made naturally by our bodies. As such, synthetic hormones don’t act the same as human hormones in the body, and this is what can potentially lead to health issues and disease. According to the FDA, synthetic hormone therapy can increase the risk of severe conditions including breast cancer, strokes, gallbladder disease, and heart disease. At Hormone Therapy of Orlando we care about your health and well-being and only use bioidentical hormones.