Oprah advocates use of bioidentical hormone therapy

Talk-show host Oprah Winfrey has been dubbed by many as being one of the most influential women in the world. Before her talk show ended in 2011, Oprah featured a number of segments on her show dedicated to the topic of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and how it can help women overcome symptoms of menopause.

BHRT is a type of hormone treatment that contains compounds derived from natural sources and are nearly identical to hormones produced in humans. BHRT has recently come to the forefront as a preferred method of hormone replacement therapy for women who want to treat menopausal symptoms in the most natural and safest way possible.

For many years, women have used conventional forms of HRT, which recent medical studies have shown are linked to diseases and illnesses that include breast cancer, uterine cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, and more. Conventional HRT is made from estrogen derived from female horses, as well as other types of synthetic, man-made chemicals that can have adverse effects on the human body.

In one of her segments on BHRT, Oprah invited Dr. Phil’s wife Robin McGraw to speak openly about her experience with BHRT. Robin shared with the audience her initial experience with seeking conventional HRT at first, and how she felt that the benefits of BHRT would be a preferred method of hormone therapy due to its more natural effects on the female body.

At the time she began taking BHRT, Robin McGraw also made drastic changes to her lifestyle in terms of diet and exercise to further enhance the effects of BHRT and to slow down the aging process.

Though still considered by some patients and physicians to be a controversial form of HRT, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been proven to be significantly safer than synthetic, conventional forms of HRT. In fact, there are hundreds of studies in existence that prove BHRT is the safer and more effective form of HRT. Many of these studies have not been reviewed or read by physicians who tend to prescribe conventional and synthetic HRT to their patients.

Rock Creek Wellness is now offering BHRT for men and women in the Kansas City area who are experiencing fluctuations in hormones as a result of aging and menopause. Contact us today at 913-727-7700 to request a free consultation and to learn more about the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.