If you’ve been struggling with menopausal symptoms and looking into the options, you might well have come across private menopause clinics or compounding pharmacies offering ‘bioidentical hormones’. But what exactly are they, and how do they differ from the HRT you’d get from your GP?
Bioidentical hormones used to treat menopause are estradiol, the form of oestrogen that women normally produce, and micronised progesterone, which closely mimics the natural progesterone we produce.
Both of these hormones are available on the NHS and are often confused.
Here’s some useful advice from patient.info on the subject.