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Unlike prescription hormone therapy, BHTs do not undergo rigorous scientific evaluation of effectiveness and safety by health authorities.
Bioidentical hormone products are defined as hormones that have a chemical structure which is identical to the hormones the body produces.
What about “natural source” BHTs?
The standard definition of BHT is that they come from “natural sources” such as wild yams and soy beans. Further, these BHTs are compounded by pharmacists into formulations – based sometimes on blood hormone levels but more often on hormone levels in the saliva.
As neither blood nor salivary levels of hormones have been shown to reflect an individual’s symptoms, neither approach is particularly useful in deciding the dose of hormone to be prescribed. Dose adjustment should be based on the symptom relief that a dosage provides.
When considering the management of your menopausal symptoms, discuss your options with your doctor or health care professional to determine the best option for you based on your specific medical needs.
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