HRT – Is There a Difference?

All hormones are not alike, and there is a difference between synthetic and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. So, what is the difference?

The two different hormone options available to use with hormone replacement therapy are synthetic hormones and bioidentical hormones. Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones match the molecular shape, makeup and structure to the hormones produced in the human body. Subsequently, bioidentical hormones replicate and produce results similar to what our own body’s hormones produce. When we implement hormone replacement therapy that does not match the original design our cells recognize, like synthetic, the end result may be uncomfortable to risky side effects. The aforementioned statement begs the question, “Why are synthetic hormones even an option?” A patent may not be placed on ‘Mother Nature.’ Therefore, some pharmaceutical companies develop synthetic hormone therapies to substitute for bioidentical despite the risk of unfavorable outcomes with synthetic hormone therapy.

At OBI BioAesthetic Institute your wellness, from the inside – out, is our focus. We offer individualized bioidentical replacement solutions as one option to restore an identified hormone imbalance. We customize bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) based on the patient’s symptoms, hormone imbalance, and preferences. Since our mission is to advocate our patients’ wellness, we will partner with our patients, implementing Integrative Medicine options personalized to their needs and empower our patients to be ambassadors of their health through daily habits that facilitate wellness.

The team at OBI BioAesthetic Institute invites you to bridge the best you, from the inside – out. Call today 904-273-5454 to schedule your personalized Aesthetic Medicine consultation with Gerrie M. Obi, MSN, APRN, AGPCNP-BC, CPSN.


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