Bio-Identical Hormone 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 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: