Why should I choose bio-identical hormone replacement?
- Posted on: Dec 10 2011
Bio Identical hormones have a chemical structure identical to the hormones that the human body naturally produces. They are typically compounded by a specially certified pharmacist who compounds each prescription to specifically to match each individuals needs. Common sources are yams and soy. Synthetic hormones act as a toxin because their chemical makeup cannot be metabolized correctly by the body. One common source for synthetic hormones is urine from pregnant mares. Synthetic hormones are shown to possibly increase the chances of blood clots, heart attacks, strokes, and breast cancer. Other side effects are water retention, headaches, mood swings, nausea and increased blood pressure. – See more at: http://www.drshel.com/why-should-i-choose-bio-identical-hormone-replacement/#sthash.XFHcCKIe.dpuf
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