Bio-identical HRT

Bio-identical HRT

Hormone Clinic for Men and Women

Bioidentical hormones are hormones that are chemically the same as those that the body produces. As a result, the body should not be able to tell the difference between the hormones it produces and the bioidentical one.

Bioidentical hormones can be made from a variety of sources that span plant and animal products. Special pharmacies which are know as compounding pharmacies, mix their own formulas of bio-identical hormones. Hormones made by these compounding pharmacies are not regulated by the FDA.

Bio-identical  hormones can be used to help alleviate symptoms of menopause in women resulting in potential benefits including

  • Reduced fatigue
  • Increased sex drive
  • Less hair thinning
  • Reduced hot flushes
  • Less dry skin
  • Improved sleep
  • Reduced bloating
  • Improved thinking and memory

These are symptoms of perimenopause; this is the time leaading up to menopause when the ovaries start to produce less oestrogen.

Not all women respond well to traditional treatments, in these cases women may consider bio-identical hormones as a potential alternative.

Lifestyle changes may also be considered as potential alternatives, these may include:

  • Vitamin supplements
  • Eating a more balanced, healthful diet
  • Increasing exercise
  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • Increasing time for relaxation

Bio-identical hormones come in a variety of forms depending on what symptoms are being targeted. Types of bio-identical hormones include:

  • Creams
  • Injections
  • Gels
  • Lotions
  • Tablets

The aim of any bio-identical treatment is to restore the natural hormones that younger women have, but which reduce naturally as they age.

When under our care, a woman will be tested for hormone levels, typically by sampling saliva or blood. The hormones that a woman needs will be determined by the health care professional and a pharmacist who will then formulate a treatment. During her / his treatment, hormone levels will be continually reassessed to check for the correct balance.

Prices will vary due to a persons wants/needs, this can be discussed during a FREE consultation.

This service is run by a specialist nurse practitioner. For more information please visit Bio-identical Hormone Therapy.

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