Producers of bioidentical hormones claim these "natural" hormone pellets can cure everything from menopause symptoms to diabetes. Sound too good to be true? These unregulated treatments promise life-changing outcomes, but in actuality deliver very little, and may even put users at risk.
After menopause, in many women, the loss of estrogen leads to a slight excess of resorption over formation, but both processes are still ongoing. The net effect, over time, is bone loss and eventually osteopenia or osteoporosis.