Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is most commonly used to treat the symptoms of menopause. However, bioidentical hormones may also be used to manage hormone issues during puberty, for irregular menses, for PMS, for menstrual migraines, for hypothyroidism and for many other endocrine concerns. Bioidentical hormones are made from plant sources that have the same molecular structure as the hormones made by your own body. Your body responds to them just as it would your natural hormones. Research has shown these hormones to be healthier and safer with fewer side effects than traditional hormone prescriptions. As well, bioidentical hormone therapy can be prescribed by your physician in the exact amount for your individual needs and freshly formulated with plant hormones by a compounding pharmacist specifically for you. Compare this to traditional hormones that are manufactured by pharmaceutical company’s laboratories in set amounts. These set amounts are difficult if not impossible for a physician to adjust if the amount you need is in between. For these reasons bioidentical hormones have gained popularity with discriminating patients and physicians who want individualized effective hormone treatment results to be both safe and beneficial.