Conventional vs Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Bioidentical

Conventional

Chemical structure exact replica of human hormones
Chemical structure different than human hormones
Fits hormone receptor exactly 
Fits hormone receptor well
Helps with all hormonal symptomsHelps with hot flushes and vaginal dryness
Individualized dosingOne-size-fits-all dosing
Lab testing/monitoring availableNo monitoring tests available
Must be obtained from compounding pharmacyCan be obtained at a regular pharmacy (e.g., CVS, Walgreens, Kroger)