Compounded Bio-Identical Hormones: More Harm Than Good?

April 16, 2015 1:50 PM

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Compounded Bio-Identical Hormones: More Harm Than Good?

What does compounded bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) mean to you? To some, including Suzanne Somers [1], it is the best thing since sliced bread. To others it's a ticking time bomb. Regardless of what side of the fence you're on, it is still important to understand the potentially serious consequences of taking compounded bio-identical hormones.

Compounded BHRT refers to natural or bio-identical hormones, which are mixed in differing combinations, and then prepared into topical creams, gels, lotions, tablets, and suppositories [2]. Because these products are created on a patient-by-patient basis, each one of them contains slightly different...

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