hormone-replacement-therapy.jpg Usage of bioidentical hormones has become a matter of hot debate and controversy. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants (just like estrogen) such as yams and soy products. It is claimed that it brings back women’s bodies to a state of hormonal balance, for those who are in menopause. But the claims are rejected by medical experts. The contention is that Bioidentical hormones are nothing but a marketing ploy and their usage is risky, unsafe and ineffective.

The FDA is expected to announce its decision on bioidentical hormones in the coming few months. Experts opined that large scale studies over years on numerous people can only show the risks and benefits associated with bioidentical hormones.

A Concise Guide for Solving the Hormone Replacement Therapy Puzzle is a book authored by Dr. Pamela Wartian Smith, who also prescribes bioidentical hormones to her patients. The book is priced $24.95 at Amazon.com