Bio-Identical Hormones can be used to treat symptoms of pre-menopause, menopause and are a major part of anti-ageing medicine.
Women’s hormone levels slowly begin to decline during their mid thirties. During menopause, a decrease in the amount of eggs within your ovaries leads to a reduction of your sex hormones progesterone and oestrogen. These lower hormone levels contribute to the common menopause symptoms including hot flushes, sets, anxiety, depression, difficulty sleeping, weight gain, bladder problems, memory problems, vaginal dryness and mood changes. Similar symptoms in younger women can be caused by hormonal imbalances due to PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), endometriosis or a hysterectomy that brings on surgical menopause.
Bio-identical hormones offer a natural, effective way to supplement hormone levels and treat symptoms of hormone imbalance without the reported side effects of conventional HRT. Studies over the past decade have shown that bio-identical hormones estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone appear to be safer, and the risk of breast cancer associated with them lower, than with other hormone therapies.
“Bio-Identical” refers to the shape of the molecule, in that it has the exact same chemical shape as our own hormones. BHRT uses hormones derived from the wild yam plant or soy bean oil that are accepted and metabolised into the body more effectively then animal or synthetic derived hormones.
One size doesn’t fit all in women’s health, Bio-Identical hormones can also be custom-mixed. Compounded hormones can certainly help to individualise treatment, but it is important to seek a clinician that has considerable experience with BHRT when taking this path.
The Medical Sanctuary’s Dr Elen ApThomas and Dr Jolanta Paszkiewicz have extensive experience with both prescription and compounded Bio-Identical hormones. They work with you to find the best approach to hormonal imbalances, pre-menopause, menopause and anti-ageing.
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There’s a certain security in knowing your healing journey is chaperoned by a qualified Medical Doctor. Check in with the scientific evidence of your health picture and your improvements as you heal. Dr Elen, Dr Paszkiewicz and Dr Cris Beer have particular expertise in women’s health, nutritional & environmental medicine, anti-ageing medicine and cardiovascular risk assessment. An appointment with a Holistic Doctor will help manage clinical and sub clinical conditions from a scientific perspective.
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