Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

What is Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

In my opinion no one should be taking hormones that are not bio-identical to our natural hormones.

Most of what conventional doctors call hormones are really synthetic drugs. These drugs are not identical in structure to our natural hormones, and while they have hormone-like actions they should seldom be prescribed as hormones. Chemicals which may look alike but are not identical are treated differently in the body and have actions which could be detrimental to our health.

The progestins / progestogens, for example, are synthetic, and not progesterones.

Oestrogens can increase the risk of cancer of the uterus (endometrial cancer).

Hormonal imbalances can cause symptoms like hot flushes, night sweats, weight gain (especially around the waist area), insomnia, loss of libido, vaginal dryness, mood swings and loss of muscle mass.

Bio-identical hormones can relieve these symptoms and can significantly improve health, wellness and quality of life.

Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is personalised to meet your specific treatment needs. We use blood tests, medical history, weight and a physical examination to determine your unique dose. During follow-up consultations minor adjustments might be made to formulate the most effective dose and treatment regime.