The term hormone replacement therapy with bioidentical hormones refers to therapies in which hormones are used that are identical to those produced naturally by the body. It is assumed that the use of such hormones is particularly low in side effects. However, the advantages and disadvantages of each hormone therapy must be discussed individually and in detail.
However, the term bioidentical has nothing to do with whether the respective preparation is an approved drug or not. It only describes the structure of the hormone that is being prescribed. Becomes. Bioidentical hormones are therefore also available as preparations approved by SwissMedic. The advantages of these Swissmedic-approved preparations are the quality control, the standardized and controlled manufacturing process and usually also the reimbursement of the preparation by the health insurance company.
Bioidentical has nothing to do with individual dosage, which is an important aspect of a high quality individual consultation. The treatment depends not only on the height or depth of the individual hormone level that causes symptoms, but also on the ratio of the hormones to each other, which becomes imbalanced during a certain phase. This imbalance can be responsible for symptoms, not just the absolute level of the individual hormone.