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Understanding bioidentical hormones and their effect on quality of life

Understanding bioidentical hormones and their effect on quality of life It is important to understand the functions of the body's hormones and the options available to make the right choices for use in treating the symptoms of menopause. Bioidentical hormones are compounds that have exactly the same chemical and molecular structure as endogenous human hormones. In contrast, non-bioidentical—or synthetic—hormones are structurally dissimilar from endogenous hormones. Although it has been available for years, bioidentical compounded hormone therapy has gained popularity only recently. This article highlights the main functions of these hormones and how hormone imbalances can affect a patient's quality of life, the importance of lifestyle and diet and what bioidentical hormones are, as well as the differences in treatment in different countries and the meaning of compounding. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Aesthetic Nursing Mark Allen Group

Understanding bioidentical hormones and their effect on quality of life

Journal of Aesthetic Nursing , Volume 8 (10): 5 – Dec 2, 2019

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Mark Allen Group
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Copyright © 2019 MA Healthcare Limited
ISSN
2050-3717
eISSN
2052-2878
DOI
10.12968/joan.2019.8.10.467
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Abstract

It is important to understand the functions of the body's hormones and the options available to make the right choices for use in treating the symptoms of menopause. Bioidentical hormones are compounds that have exactly the same chemical and molecular structure as endogenous human hormones. In contrast, non-bioidentical—or synthetic—hormones are structurally dissimilar from endogenous hormones. Although it has been available for years, bioidentical compounded hormone therapy has gained popularity only recently. This article highlights the main functions of these hormones and how hormone imbalances can affect a patient's quality of life, the importance of lifestyle and diet and what bioidentical hormones are, as well as the differences in treatment in different countries and the meaning of compounding.

Journal

Journal of Aesthetic NursingMark Allen Group

Published: Dec 2, 2019

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