BHRT ( Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) refers to treatment which involves taking hormones to replenish levels which have fallen in the body.
Bioidentical (or body-identical) hormones, are identical in structure to the hormones produced in the human body and tend to be associated with fewer side effects. They are derived from plant sources.
They can be given through the skin or by mouth and come in creams or capsules.
They can be tailored to your individual needs at the exact dose and multiple hormones can be combined into one cream.
Why is hormone replacement important?
The goal of hormone replacement is to restore hormone balance, essential for all aspects of health and wellbeing.
We age as our hormones decline, replacement can slow the body's natural decline, providing energy and vitality.
I believe in the use of bio identical hormone replacement, to create natural hormone balance, in association with lifestyle modifications and appropriate supplements to optimise your own hormones.
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are identical in molecular structure to our own hormones, which allows them to be processed in the body in the same way as our natural hormones.
They are sourced from plants, namely yams. A substance is extracted and modified in specialist laboratories to create exact replicas to the hormones we produce. These hormones include estradiol, estriol, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, Cortisol and melatonin.
is associated with providing our feminine energy and vitality. Benefits of estrogen replacement include improvement in hot sweats and flushes, memory and concentration, energy, quality of sleep, mood, improvement in sexual desire, maintenance of bone density and reduction in wrinkles. There is also evidence of possible reduced risk of heart disease.
has a natural soothing and calming effect. Replacement can enhance mood, reduce irritability and improve sleep. It is a natural diuretic so reduces bloating. Progesterone is vital in balancing Estradiol/Estriol
replacement can improve libido, well-being, energy and motivation. It helps to maintain bone strength, and muscle mass and tone.
replacement can benefit improved brain function and memory, supporting the immune system and improved sleep.
is vital for our day to night transition, replacement can enhance sleep.
important in dealing with stress and day-night transition.
Why use Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is an exciting step forward in the science of healthy ageing.
Bioidentical HRT is founded on the principle that everyone is unique and therefore hormone treatment should also be unique.
As the hormones used are perfectly matched to the chemical structure of human hormones, the body recognises them as our own (rather than foreign as with conventional HRT), and therefore are largely free from unwanted side effects.
BHRT is an art in recognizing symptoms of hormone imbalance and evaluating these with saliva test results to create a treatment schedule that meets your individual needs precisely.