Bio identical hormones are manufactured to have the same biochemical structure as the hormones made by your own body. Synthetic hormones like Premarin, Prempro, and Provera are not the same hormone molecules that your body produces. Drug companies can’t patent the hormone molecules in your body, so they invent synthetic hormones that are patentable – by changing their shape and molecular function. Synthetic hormones have been found to have adverse effects such as increased risk of stroke, cancer, and dementia.
At ALETRIS, we take a personalized approach to bio identical hormone therapy. Before making any recommendations, we evaluate your unique symptom picture. Then we use lab testing to measure your baseline thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormone profile. We also look at lifestyle factors such as diet, stress, and activity levels – which are so vital to hormone health. After taking everything into consideration, we are then prepared to create a personalized treatment plan for you.