What does BHRT stand for?
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy or BHRT is the use of supplemental doses of hormones that have a chemical structure identical to the hormones naturally produced by the human body.
How are BHRT treatments created?
If Bio-Identical Hormones are purchased at a compounding pharmacy, the pharmacist will create a cocktail of hormones, uniquely tailored for each individual patient. If they're purchased at a conventional pharmacy, these hormones are available in a range of set doses. In both instances, the prescriptions are based on a series of tests administered by a doctor. Many of the Bio-Identical Hormones used are made from soybeans and wild yams, which contain unique compounds that are processed chemically and made into identical replicas of hormones naturally produced. They are used for their cost-effectiveness as well as their ability to readily extract compounds and turn them into exact replicas of human hormones.