Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHT)
These are custom made natural hormones that are compounded for a woman, based on the healthcare provider’s prescription. These formulations may contain several hormones in combination (such as estradiol, estrone and estriol) and may be administered in the form of tablets, creams and sprays.
Some of these compounds are not government approved and product information is not usually given with the preparation. Due to its non standardised regimes and delivery systems, studies are difficult to be carried out. Until this data is available, the effect of BHT should be considered similar to conventional HT on the postmenopausal woman.
BHT is not recommended by all international menopause societies.