Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy.

Bio-Identical Hormones can be used to treat symptoms of pre-menopause, menopause and are a major part of anti-ageing medicine.

Women’s hormone levels slowly begin to decline during their mid thirties. During menopause, a decrease in the amount of eggs within your ovaries leads to a reduction of your sex hormones progesterone and oestrogen. These lower hormone levels contribute to the common menopause symptoms including hot flushes, sets, anxiety, depression, difficulty sleeping, weight gain, bladder problems, memory problems, vaginal dryness and mood changes. Similar symptoms in younger women can be caused by hormonal imbalances due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), endometriosis or a hysterectomy that brings on surgical menopause.

Bio-identical hormones offer a natural, effective way to supplement hormone levels and treat symptoms of hormone imbalance without the reported side effects of conventional HRT.

“Bio-Identical” refers to the shape of the molecule, in that it has the exact same chemical shape as our own hormones. BHRT uses hormones derived from the wild yam plant or soy bean oil that are accepted and metabolised into the body more effectively then animal or synthetic derived hormones.

One size doesn’t fit all in women’s health, Bio-Identical hormones can also be custom-mixed. Compounded hormones can certainly help to individualise treatment, but it is important to seek a clinician that has considerable experience with BHRT when taking this path.

Our physicians will work with you to find the best approach to hormonal imbalances, pre-menopause, menopause and anti-ageing.

Benefits of bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy.

Hormones affect virtually every aspect of our lives and touch just about every part of our bodies. This is why when your hormones are out of balance it affects far more than just one area. The benefits of having your hormones returned to their normal balance are many, including:

 

  • More energy and physical endurance
  • Better weight management
  • Improved memory
  • Increased libido
  • Control of mood swings
  • Reduction of hot flushes and night sweats
  • Improved bone density and immune systems
  • Better skin texture and elasticity
  • Regularity in menstrual cycles if still premenopausal

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Of course, each person is different and so each individual will have different results. But since everyone needs balanced hormones to function at their best, most of these results will be experienced to some extent.

Who can have this treatment?

Women who think their hormones may be out of balance because of the symptoms named above are good candidates to be assessed for this treatment. This includes anyone who has recently had a hysterectomy or thinks they may be beginning menopause. Also anyone with menstrual disturbances or problems with premenstrual symptoms.

What should I expect during treatment?

The treatment begins with a consultation. We will go over your entire medical history and give you a comprehensive medical examination. Depending on the symptoms, various tests may be requested. These may be blood and/or saliva tests. We are looking not just at the hormone levels, but also your general health and nutritional status. Not all complaints end up being due to hormones alone. This is a thorough assessment.

We will then sit down with you and discuss all of these test results at a follow-up appointment. We will explain the results, answer your questions and then propose an individual treatment plan. This plan will include all aspects of treatment including your diet, any advice regarding lifestyle and prescriptions for bio-identical hormones and/or supplements if needed.

We have to remember that this is a commitment for improved health now and into the future. Follow up testing and review is needed long term. As we age and are exposed to various environmental stressors our treatment plan and recommendations may change over the years. Frequency of reviews depends on how stable your condition is and how well you feel. Initial review may be 3–6 months apart. Eventually when stable, testing and review every 12 months is ideal.

Contact MedCentres Broadbeach or Pacific Pines Today

For all matters concerning Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), contact the team at MedCentres Broadbeach or Pacific Pines today.