BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT FOR WOMEN
For Dr Eccles, sacrificing health for relief is not an option. But soldiering through menopause and its life-sapping symptoms is just as terrible. Fortunately, Dr Eccles has something way better to offer: an advanced, bio-identical hormone-balancing treatment.
WHAT IS BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (BHRT)?
This isn’t your conventional Hormone Replacement Therapy. Yes, BHRT supplies your body with adequate levels of key hormones like estrogen, progesterone, male hormone and DHEA. However, because it’s bio-identical, it presents an attractive alternative for many women who worry about conventional synthetic based Hormone Replacement Therapy.
BHRT uses compounds that have the exactly same chemical and molecular structure as the key hormones naturally found in the body, liberating you from the intrusive symptoms caused by menopause. Just as importantly, BHRT helps improve your quality of life, vitality and well-being whilst also contributing to slowing the ageing process.
WHAT ARE THE KEY BENEFITS OF BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY?
- Safe and effective relief from menopausal symptoms like decreased sex drive, night sweating, hot flushes, mood swings, etc.
- Higher energy levels
- Better metabolism and decreased body fat
- Increased bone mass
- Enhanced immune system
- Better-looking skin
WHO IS BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY REPLACEMENT FOR?
A number of studies into the use of traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy, including the well known 2002 Women’s Health Initiative Study (WHI), have raised questions about its associated risks and benefits, with the result that more and more doctors and women have increasingly looked at alternative, natural treatments.
The medical world has largely ignored Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).
BHRT uses hormones that act like those that women’s bodies naturally produce from the ovaries and adrenal glands. The best practice in taking BHRT is to do so with concurrent monitoring of blood and/or urine hormone levels to help keep these in the optimal range.
BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY REPLACEMENT IS FOR WOMEN WHO…
- Suffer from moderate to severe hot flushes
- Have reduced bone mass
- Have entered menopause prematurely (before the age of 40) and suffer from premature ovarian insufficiency
- Experience other menopausal symptoms
- Who have emotional symptoms and mood swings associated with menopause
- Have depression or anxiety associated with menopause
- Have loss of libido
- Have poor concentration and brain fog
- Want to help support their skin collagen
Bioidentical hormone therapy (sometimes referred to as ‘Natural Hormone Therapy’) can deliver the same relief that conventional hormone replacement therapy does but without the worry that many women have about undergoing traditional treatment.
Not every woman suffers from the dreaded symptoms of menopause. Not all women are affected with severe hot flashes; experience night sweats; or suffer from crazy mood swings during menopause. However, if you do experience these symptoms, it’s almost guaranteed that your hormone levels are off the mark. And if you are looking for relief, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy might be just what you need.
When the ovaries can no longer manufacture sufficient levels of estrogen and progesterone, BHRT can supply your body with enough levels of hormones without putting your health at risk.
IS BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY REPLACEMENT FOR ME?
There are more hormones found in the female body than most of us would care to count. However, BHRT pays close attention only to a number of key hormones – those that are significantly affected once a woman goes into menopause.
Usually, preparations of bioidentical hormones include estrogens (estriol, estradiol, etc), progesterone, DHEA and male hormone and occasionally pregnenolone. Prepared either individually or in combination, these select hormones play crucial roles in a woman’s well-being.
HOW IS BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY REPLACEMENT ADMINISTERED?
In bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, the hormones can be administered in different ways. The hormones are available as:
- Topical gels or creams
- Vaginal creams and pessaries
- Orally through lozenges and less commonly tablets and capsules
WHERE WILL THE CONSULTATION TAKE PLACE?
Your BHRT consultation will take place in our Harley Street Clinic in Central London. Follow up appointments can take place over a skype consultation if you can’t make it back into the clinic.
HOW LONG WILL MY APPOINTMENT TAKE?
Your first BHRT consultation will take 45-60 minutes, Dr. Eccles will ensure that you get the most out of your BHRT. Through a consultation at our Harley Street clinic, he will perform a full measurement of key hormone levels, which will be instrumental in designing a BHRT that’s tailor-made just for you.
REQUEST A BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT APPOINTMENT?
To book in for your BHRT consultation, please call us on 0207 2244 622 or send us an email using the enquiry form.
WHAT IS THE COST?
Please see our fees page for full list of fees and services.
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