The hormones in your body carry signals throughout the cells of your body, coordinating everything from your mood to digestion to growth. When they’re out of balance, the affected body systems often malfunction and lead to symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, bloating, low libido, and so on.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment that introduces hormones into your body to resolve the symptoms associated with hormone decline or imbalance. These hormones are chemically identical to those produced in your body, and include testosterone, progesterone, estrogen, and adrenal hormones.
Bioidentical hormones are obtained from plant estrogen and manufactured into various forms, including pills, injections, creams, gels, and patches. Traditional hormones, on the other hand, are made from synthetic hormones such as the urine of pregnant horses.