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Welcome to the first step in the development of your very own Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) program. True Balance is a Canadian leader in the Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) field serving you in Edmonton and Sherwood Park, or wherever you are in Alberta needing Bioidentical Hormones. At True Balance we take your care very seriously and that is why each of our BHRT specialists and bioidentical hormone doctors undergoe a comprehensive regimen of clinical training and in-service medical research seminars which uniquely qualify them as the leading practitioners in Alberta BHRT. Together with you, they will develop a personalized treatment program which will help you reclaim your life and start feeling like you used to.
BHRT refers to the therapeutic use of hormones that are identical in every way to hormones produced naturally in your body. One common source of confusion is that the term “bioidentical” hormone implies that it is a “natural” hormone. Like pharmaceutical hormones, all bioidentical hormones are created synthetically from vegetable products in a chemical process that is not “natural.” However, by the end of the process, hormones are produced that are identical on a molecular basis to their human counterparts and therefore are better understood as ‘human identical.’ Unfortunately, the scientific term “bioidentical” is the one used to describe this new horizon in medicine. Unlike bioidentical hormones, pharmaceutical hormones have been molecularly altered from their human prototypes so that they can be patented and sold as a synthetic substance. It is these differences that appear to have created some of the problems associated with hormone therapy in the past. All hormone therapy, whether pharmaceutical or bio-identical, carries risks and must be monitored closely. Our BHRT program is designed with the intent of relieving the symptoms of hormone imbalances and deficiencies while keeping your safety at the forefront. Bioidentical hormones used in BHRT include: estradiol, estriol, progesterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, thyroid and testosterone.