In the past many patients chose to supplement their hormonal imbalances with synthetic hormones. Most commonly these synthetic hormones are made from the urine of a female horse. The molecules found in the urine are then manipulated so that they will function in the human body. The problems with synthetic hormones are that your body recognizes them as a foreign agent that can often translate into awful side effects including a higher risk of breast cancer, coronary artery disease, stroke and blood clots in some instances.
Bio-Identical Hormones on the other hand are 100% natural and considered the safest form of hormone replacement therapy. Structurally they are exact same shape and form as the hormones that our body produces. Because these hormones are identical, patients will not feel any side effects from them. In case studies, taking bio-identical hormones has even shown to have protective qualities against breast and ovarian cancer, osteoporosis, high cholesterol and heart disease. Once you receive treatment, you should begin noticing a difference within 1 to 2 weeks. After 2 to 3 weeks of receiving the therapy you should experience a marked improvement in your symptoms.