The Benefits of Bioidentical Hormones for Women’s Health

Bioidentical hormones are not just used at the time of menopause. Bioidentical hormones can be very useful for women of all ages experiencing hormonal imbalances.  You may have been told that your hormonal symptoms such as excessively painful periods, cramps, acne, migraines, frequent headaches, heavy bleeding and mood swings are normal. These are actually symptoms of a hormone imbalance and possibly nutrient or vitamin deficiencies and can be treated.

For some women, it’s not just about symptoms but loss of periods. Women may lose their periods due to overexercise, under-eating or because of primary ovarian insufficiency, where your ovaries stop functioning properly before you hit 40. This looks a lot like premature menopause, but in fact women with primary ovarian insufficiency have irregular periods for years and might even get pregnant. In cases where periods have stopped,  treatment with bioidentical hormones can increase quality of life and decrease associated health risks of not having periods. Bioidentical hormones are a preferable option to the oral contraceptive pill because they don’t suppress our ovaries or flood our system with synthetic hormone-like drugs and they have greater benefits in terms of prevention of diseases such as osteoporosis. At menopause  bioidentical hormones can help prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis (thinning bones), make some women less likely to have heart disease, and lower risk of Alzheimer’s.

Bioidentical hormones can be used to address:

Premenstrual syndrome

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder

Menorrhagia or dysmenorrhoea

Postnatal depression



Polycystic Ovarian syndrome


Primary Ovarian Insufficiency