Hormone balance is essential for memory and concentration, cardiovascular health and strong bones as well as supporting the body’s ability to maintain health, energy and happiness. Hormonal imbalance badly affects many women during menopause.
Bio-identical hormones are a class of hormones that have been in conventional medical use for more than 6 decades and have FDA approval in the US. The science of hormones is solid and the clinical application and use of them is growing in the UK.
We provide Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) for women suffering many of the symptoms associated with menopause. BHRT use hormones from nature which have the same chemical structure as your hormones, derived from specially prepared soya and yam, and do not have any known side-effects or risks.
Through a personal consultation with our Clinical Director, and following blood tests where appropriate, we can provide:
Personalized creams / lozenges or capsules for hormonal balance.
Vaginal creams for urinary incontinence, painful sex and painful smear tests.
Face creams for skin rejuvenation.
Hair foams and tonics for hair thinning.
When in balance your hormones are good for you - keeping you strong, mentally agile and sexually active. Bio-identical hormones are a natural replacement for your depleted hormones restoring balance, vitality and health.
Essential to the success of BHRT is tailoring the prescription to suit your individual needs and hormonal imbalance, which is why all of your BHRT creams / lozenges are customised and prepared by the pharmacy specifically for you. BHRT is a long term treatment plan to help you manage the transition through menopause, or when you are ready to stop.
BHRT vs HRT
BHRT must not be confused with Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) which has been out of favour since the early 2000s because of the associated side-effects and risks with breast cancer. HRT is a combination drug that has both estrogens and a progestin. The estrogens are derived from the urine from pregnant mares and the progestin is medroxyprogesterone, a synthetic hormone not found in nature. HRT is prescribed as a non-tailored drug formulation for all patients.
BHRT uses natural hormones derived from plants, with no synthetic content. Unlike HRT, BHRT prescriptions can be formulated to suit individual needs which allows us to use small doses of oestrogen’s, progesterone, DHEA and testosterone as required with few negative symptoms and tailor your prescription as your needs change.
Even if you have tried and not had success with synthetic HRT - BHRT could be a safe and realistic alternative for you.
Men can suffer with hormonal imbalances too - this article first published in August 2017 discuss one journalist experience.
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