Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) - WOMEN
BHRT, unlike Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), is naturally occurring (Bio-Identical) and has the same chemical structure as naturally occurring hormones in the body. Bioidentical hormones replace and rebalance the body’s hormones during the changes leading up to menopause and beyond.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a treatment to replace or treat hormones that are out of balance. Unlike synthetic hormones that are used in HRT, the body does not recognise bio-identical hormones as foreign.
Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant extracts and closely resembles the molecular structure of human hormones produced by the body. Since these hormone sources come from plants, they offer a more natural form of symptom relief than the traditional hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
It’s a common misconception that only women going through symptoms of menopause can benefit from BHRT. However, women of all ages can suffer from imbalanced hormones. These symptoms can range from mild to severe and disrupt your life and your health.
BHRT can help women who have hormone imbalances caused by:
- The menopause
- The peri-menopause
- Estrogen dominance
- Low libido
- Organ dysfunction (thyroid)
- Organ removal (ovaries).
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help:
- Increase energy and decrease fatigue
- Relieve hot flashes
- Eliminate night sweats
- Improve sleep
- Ease vaginal dryness and itching
- Make sex less painful
- Increase libido
- Assist with mental focus and memory
- Settle mood swings
- Aid in depression
- Lose or maintain weight
BHRT can even affect your health in positive ways after menopause, as studies have shown it helps prevent fractures caused by osteoporosis (thinning bones), lowers the likelihood of women developing heart disease, and lowers the chances of breast cancer, Alzheimer’s, and dementia.
The Door W4 are very excited to host The Marion Gluck Clinic for hormone balancing therapy and functional medicine, to improve the wellbeing of both men and women with hormone-related conditions.
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It can be! BHRT can be especially helpful when experiencing symptoms of menopause, decrease in libido, genitalia dryness, and mood swings. Contact us today to find out more about BHRT for women.
The first step to starting Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is having a consultation with the Doctor here. They will conduct a comprehensive hormone profile that assesses your current hormone levels. With these results, they can create a personalised formula designed specifically for you. The compound may include up to four different ingredients, depending on what you need. These are:
to help prevent osteoporosis, reduce uterine fibroids, aid in the treatment of endometriosis
a combination of three different estrogens that can manage energy levels, hot flashes, insomnia, and genitalia atrophy
to increase libido and energy
helpful in reducing hormonally-induced stress
After years of research, it was determined that bioidentical hormones for women are most effective if absorbed without first going through the portal vein to the liver.
It is there that is transformed and cleared which will cause variable results. Consistent modes of absorption occur either through the skin, vagina, rectum, or oral cavity.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is administered on a case-by-case basis after thoroughly assessing each patient’s individual hormonal status. Based on medical history, symptoms, lab work as well as other factors, each patient’s hormonal deficiencies and imbalances are determined and a course of treatment is prescribed accordingly.
Then, as treatment progresses for approximately 8 – 12 weeks, modifications are made according to continued testing results and clinical response. After the resolution of initial symptoms, semi-annual evaluations will continue to monitor the patient’s response. Often therapy will be readjusted after periods of stress or other physical changes.
When there is no medical reason to stop.
Just because a person ages does not mean that the indications for a therapy change. Of course, there might have to be some minor changes due to changes in lifestyle, weight, and activity.
The Doctor will monitor bone scans closely to evaluate the potential risks of osteoporosis.
Prescriptions may include individual hormones or multiple hormone combinations. Hormones commonly prescribed are:
- Biest – a combination of Estriol and Estradiol
Bioidentical hormone prescriptions are available in different forms of dosage. Including:
- Transdermal creams or gels applied to the skin
- Patches (estradiol) applied to the skin
- Pellets (testosterone or estradiol) inserted just under the skin in the buttocks
- Vaginal cream or suppositories
- Oral capsules or pills (progesterone and DHEA)
- Troches or lozenges
- Sublingual drops
Get in touch for further information and to book. We look forward to hearing from you!
The Door W4 offers treatments for a wide range of health issues and some treatments will include medication prescribed by one of our experienced medical practitioners. The Door W4 does not routinely prescribe medication which is unlicensed for use in the UK. However, depending on your particular health condition, your treating medical practitioner may recommend a medicine that is unlicenced for use in the UK. If this is the case, the doctor will explain the reasons for this in advance of proceeding with treatment. You will be provided with information about any recommended unlicenced medicines, so that you can make an informed decision about your treatment; one of which will be an option to decline such treatment.