Maurice Leibman, M.D. & Associates

Board Certified Gynecologist & Certified North American Menopause Practitioner (NCMP) located in Houston, TX

The Difference Between Traditional and Bio-identical Hormones

Bio-identical hormones are plant-derived hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the hormones women make in their own bodies.

Bio-identical hormones are not found in this form in the natural world, but are plant chemical extracts which are made in a laboratory into the hormonal human form.

In comparison, traditional hormones are made up of natural hormone molecules with synthetics (acetate and methyl) added to them.

Bio-identical hormones may be tweaked in the lab so that they have the same molecular structure as the human body, but nothing is added to them. Because there is nothing added to them, there are fewer side effects when compared to traditional hormones.

Bio-identical hormones can be taken by pills, patches, creams, lotions or as vaginal rings.

Accepted Insurances

We accept most major insurances. We verify each patient's insurance plan prior to appointment. If the plan is not on the list, we will verify the network status. Please contact the medical office for all insurance related questions.

Accepted Insurances

We accept most major insurances. We verify each patient's insurance plan prior to appointment. If the plan is not on the list, we will verify the network status. Please contact the medical office for all insurance related questions.
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