The long summer heatwave might be just a distant memory, but if you’re still feeling uncomfortably warm, and suffering from hot flushes and/or night sweats, it might be time to find out more about Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT).
Hormones such as oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone play a key role in health, happiness and wellbeing. But when these hormones are unbalanced, it can cause a wide variety of problems. Hormone fluctuations often occur during the menopause and perimenopause, causing misery for women in their 40s and 50s. In addition to hot flushes and night sweats, common symptoms include mood swings, fatigue, memory loss, low libido, anxiety, irritability, poor concentration, insomnia and dry/wrinkled skin. But there is a solution: Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
What is Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Standard Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) has been used for years to help relieve the unpleasant symptoms that the menopause often triggers. But there are disadvantages.
Firstly, standard HRT is a broad spectrum treatment, which isn’t geared towards individual needs. The prescribing GP usually makes an educated guess about which hormone deficiencies the patient has, and then prescribes a general hormone patch. In addition, there are concerns about the side effects associated with the synthetic hormones used.
At Courthouse Clinics, our specialist doctors offer a new approach, based on BHRT. This uses hormones that are similar genetically to the hormones in your body, and is a more natural alternative. There are fewer side effects – and it works fast. Most patients report an improvement in symptoms within approximately three weeks.
Best of all, our BHRT includes a full range of blood tests, so we can identify exactly which hormones need replacing, to create a treatment that answers your specific needs.
What does the treatment include?
Our BHRT process is super straightforward. It begins with a private consultation with one of our BHRT consultants, to decide on the best treatment approach. We’ll take blood tests to evaluate your individual hormone levels, and determine the optimum BHRT dose needed to rebalance your body. This is usually prescribed as a cream or pills. So the treatment is non-invasive, easy and painless to apply or ingest.
Because we pride ourselves on delivering a bespoke treatment that’s tailored to each patient’s specific needs, assessment and adjustment is vital. We regularly assess and review your BHRT, and adjust the dose if necessary. Above all, our doctors take the time to listen and take on board all comments and feedback, to ensure your prescription is perfect for you.
Interested in finding out more? Call us today on 0203 907 8828 to arrange a consultation, and let us help you get your hormones under control.