Bio-identical hormones are sometimes used in children to treat mood swings, PMS, ADD/ADHD, acne, and stunted growth, among other health matters..
Physicians generally aren’t taught in medical school or residency training how to prescribe and use bio-identical hormones. Rather, training is focused on pharmaceutical drugs. As a result, 99.9% of physicians don’t offer bio-identical hormone therapies. Moreover, also due to lack of education and training, most doctors assume ALL hormones are created equal, meaning that they are all bad, cause cancer, blood clots and other serious or fatal health problems. Yet, abundant research has clearly demonstrated that when used appropriately by a WELL-TRAINED health care provider, bio-identical hormones ARE safe and effective and do NOT have the same side effect profile as typically prescribed synthetic hormones. It’s also important to know that anti-aging benefits, such as protecting against cancers, bone loss, heart disease, macular degeneration, and other conditions are being documented and published as the use of bio-identical hormones becomes more widespread.