Dr. Kirk Moore with Genesys Medical Institute sheds light on what you need to know about bioidentical hormones. Could they be for you?
What are bioidentical hormones?
Hormone compounds that are ‘biologically identical’ to naturally occurring hormones
Who should use them?
Everyone is a candidate, and everyone should consider it as an alternative to any hormone supplementation regimen
Is there an individualized approach for each person?
Yes, it is individualized. Genesys Medical Institute screens everyone with a comprehensive history, lab tests and then they determine by that INDIVIDUAL’s signs/symptoms, what will be best for that particular person. Everyone is different, so you shouldn’t expect to require the same exact medication, same dosage, same frequency, for everyone.
How do you put it together bioidentical hormones… at the doctor, pharmacy? Are there special pharmacies to handle this? Where are they?
You receive individual prescriptions for each person, just like any other medication. The prescriptions are then sent to a COMPOUNDING pharmacy. Not all pharmacies are compounding pharmacies, but they are becoming more common than they were just a few years ago. Even a lot of Walgreen’s pharmacies now have compounding pharmacists.
How are bioidentical hormones monitored?
Signs and symptoms and follow-up blood, urine or saliva tests
Are they safe? Have they been approved by the FDA? How long have they been around?
According to Genesys Medical Institute, they are ABSOLUTELY safe. They are FDA-approved if compounded by a licensed pharmacy. They have been around in small circles in the US for 20+ years and used MUCH more frequently in Europe for over 30 years.
What’s the difference between bioidentical and regular hormones?
“Regular” hormones are synthetic hormones that have ‘side-chains’ or additional compounds that are ‘added’ to the original hormone to allow for a patent to be granted. Additionally, they are not necessarily biologically identical to human hormones—Premarin, for example, is made from horses! It stands for PREgnant MARe urINe
What do you take with bioidenticals – (diet, exercise, vitamin supplements, etc)
There is no substitute to good diet, exercise and appropriate supplements in conjunction with restoring the natural balance of your hormones.
What are side effects of bioidenticals?
If taken correctly, none. If too much or too little is taken, then the side-effects are the same as having too much or too little of your own hormones-which most people already suffer from as it is.
What form do they come in?
Pills, capsules, creams, shots, implantable pellets, etc
I’ve heard that bioidentical estrogen and progesterone are FDA approved.
All the medications are FDA approved, they are just not patented, and, therefore, are very inexpensive and affordable, as compared to many pharmaceutical medications.
Does Genesys Medical Institute provide free consultation and subsequently a workup?
Currently Genesys offers a consultation at $125 that is then credited to your program fee once they review and analyze your lab results as they pertain to your individual signs/symptoms.
Find out more about bioindentical hormones by getting in touch with Genesys Medical Institute online at www.genesysinstitute.com, by giving them a call at (801) 685-2730 or visiting them at 8822 South Redwood Road, Suite #C111 in West Jordan, Utah