Our bodies gradually slow down as we get older. As a result, women make less and less of the two sex hormones, oestrogen and progesterone, and many suffer unpleasant or distressing symptoms such as: hot flushes, night sweats, aches and pains, loss of libido, headaches, anxiety, urinary incontinence, skin and hair changes and mood changes. This process takes years and can be characterised into three stages – which can start at any time around forty but can be earlier or much later – perimenopause, menopause and post-menopause.
Many women suffer in silence for years or are told by their doctors that it’s just a sign of ageing. Some women are prescribed hormone replacement therapy (HRT) but this is not natural and can cause dangerous side-effects over time. BHRT can be used as a safe, natural alternative for those who have tried synthetic hormone treatments, such as HRT, but experienced unwanted effects as a result.
What are the Benefits of bio-identical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones can be very beneficial for patients who are experiencing symptoms due to a hormone imbalance and are looking for treatment. We can use BHRT to treat any hormone-related condition, but we’ve detailed the most common conditions we see in patients:
- Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
- Thyroid insufficiency
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- In men: andropause and testosterone replacement therapy
If you would like to discuss symptoms and the possibility of trying bio-identical hormone therapy, then get in touch with Dr Margo here or, contact Helena on 711058450 for an appointment. Margo has been trained by the world renowned Marian Gluck Institute, based in Harley St, London and, is a recommended, accredited Marian Gluck BHRT Practitioner. Consultations can be face to face, over the phone or on Zoom/Skype so, location is not an issue.