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, androgens and DHEA. However, because it is bio-identical, it presents an attractive science-based alternative for many women who worry about the long term side effects of conventional synthetic-based Hormone Replacement Therapy.

BHRT uses compounds that have the exact same chemical and molecular structure as the key hormones naturally found in the body, liberating you from the intrusive symptoms caused by hormone deficiency and imbalance. Just as importantly, BHRT helps improve your quality of life, vitality and well-being whilst also contributing to slowing the ageing process (as many tissues are influenced by the regenerative effects of hormones).

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 for the individuals.

How Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Administered?

Bioidentical hormones can be administered through:

  • Lozenges
  • Capsules
  • Tablets
  • Dermal creams
  • Vaginal creams
  • Suppositories, pessaries

Your BHRT consultation will take place in ones of or clinic. Follow up appointments can take place over a Skype consultation if you for some reason you can’t make it back into the clinic.

What Are the Key Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

  • Menopause symptom relief
  • Perimenopause symptom relief
  • Improved bone mineral density (Osteoporosis) Premenstrual syndrome relief
  • Improved Thyroid function
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency management Weight loss
  • Improved Stress management
  • Vitality and energy increase
  • Libido enhancement
  • Improved skin quality
  • Improved concentration and mental clarity

Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy 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, progesterone, DHEA and androgens and occasionally pregnenolone. Prepared either individually or in combination, these select hormones play crucial roles in a woman’s well-being.

At AM Aesthetics we specifically focus on using a comprehensive medical assessment, clinical examination and testing procedures prior to the introduction of any BHRT. We individualise each treatment according to the specific needs of the patient and closely monitor the outcome so as to optimise results by regular assessment and measuring serial hormone levels.

Every patient is different and presents a unique set of symptoms and hormone levels that warrant a tailor ­made and bespoke formulated therapy. At AM Aesthetics we only use the very highest quality prescription products formulated according to the patients specific needs and dispensed by highly regulated and licensed compounding pharmacies in Europe.

Prof Haq (Experience with Hormones)/ Dr Haq (Consultant Endo)

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