bioidentical


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bi·o·i·den·ti·cal

 (bī′ō-ī-dĕn′tĭ-kəl)
adj.
Identical in molecular structure to a compound made in the body: bioidentical hormones.
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Translations

bioidentical

adj bioidéntico
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Women taking bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for hot flashes should continue to use it when effective.
But I know several women who say bioidentical hormones have massively improved their general wellbeing and their sex lives, so it's worth looking into.
Unique concerns about safety surround the use of compounded bioidentical hormone therapy.
That disappoints me, because the condition can now be easily and safely remedied with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
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Accurate dosing may not be occurring, and data are lacking to support safety and efficacy of compounded bioidentical products, she said.
The key is to measure what hormones are missing and (http://www.bodylogicmd.com/bioidentical-hormone-therapy?gclid=Cj0KEQjwv_fKBRCG8a3ao-OQuZ8BEiQAvpHp6Id7dXvhXjbbfazksfZrYkvE4k6dqWkqz3Skwl3IRHgaAgYm8P8HAQ&tid=cpc.google.g.out_of_market_geo.bioidentical.%2Bbioidentical+%2Bhormones.b.c.%7Badid%7D.1406756188) replace the missing hormones with bioidentical hormones . But there are other hormones like melatonin, thyroid and human growth hormone that may also be lacking.
This full-strength "bioidentical enzyme blend" helps relieve occasional exercise pain and balances fibrinogen for muscle support, according to the company.
"For example, her menopausal status could be corrected with bioidentical hormone replacement, which could help with almost all those symptoms," says Kreithen.
Surveys of women who are taking hormone therapy (HT) have revealed that many women are unaware that so-called "bioidentical," or compounded, therapies are not evaluated or approved by the U.S.