As women age, their hormones levels can naturally decline. This is particularly apparent during and after menopause.
Menopause is an important transition in every woman’s life and brings with it many fluctuations in hormone levels. Unfortunately, this change can have uncomfortable effects on the body.
At The Hamlet Center, we want you to feel your best. Bioidentical hormone therapy can help you feel more yourself and enjoy a more comfortable day-to-day life. This therapy will be personalized for you by our highly educated and well-experienced Dr. Hamlet. If you have been diagnosed with unbalanced hormones or are going through menopause, we can help. Schedule a consultation with us today to start down the path towards your best life.
- 1 What are Bioidentical Hormones?
- 2 Benefits
- 3 Candidates
- 4 Personal Consultation
- 5 Bioidentical Hormone Treatment
- 6 Results of hormone therapy
- 7 Cost
- 8 FAQs
- 8.1 What are the side effects of bioidentical hormone therapy?
- 8.2 How long does it take bioidentical hormones to start working?
- 8.3 What are the benefits of bioidentical hormones?
- 8.4 Can I get pregnant on bioidentical hormones?
- 8.5 Can bioidentical hormones help you lose weight?
- 8.6 What is the difference between HRT and bioidentical hormones?
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Hormones are created by glands within our body. They are chemicals that inform particular parts of the body when and how to work. Hormones control many aspects of the body and allow you to function normally. From sexual drive to physical development, hormones are involved with it all. But issues occur when women have low hormones or imbalanced levels.
Bioidentical hormone therapy, also known as “natural hormone therapy”, is a treatment designed to help women’s hormone levels reach a normal, balanced level.
Bioidentical hormones are significant because their molecular structure is similar to the hormones created by the body. Bioidentical hormones are created from the chemical makeup of yams and soy. Estrogen is collected from these plants and made into supplements that will balance out hormone levels. Bioidentical estrogens refer to 17 beta-estradiol, estrone, and estriol. Estradiol is an important hormone for women to receive because it is the primary hormone that decreases once menopause hits.
Bioidentical hormones have provided relief to many thousands of women seeking relief during or after menopause.
Restless sleep, discomfort during sleep and foggy thinking are just a few of the symptoms women experience during and after menopause. Bioidentical hormones improve energy levels and allow women to enjoy activities like sex, exercise, and sleeping. Many women also lose weight from hormone treatment due to a boost in their metabolism. Not only will bioidentical hormone treatment improve your mood, but it will also boost your confidence.
With increased metabolism, women find they have more energy, which helps contribute to additional healthy lifestyle changes.
Bioidentical hormones are custom-made for your life and the symptoms you are living with. A personalized treatment will allow for your best results. At The Hamlet Center, we provide only the highest quality treatments for our patients. Menopause should not mean a decline in energy or the inability to do the things you love. Bioidentical hormone treatment is an incredible treatment that will improve many different aspects of your life.
If you are interested in bioidentical therapy, schedule a consultation with Dr. Hamlet today.
Many women look into bioidentical hormone therapy so they can get back to feeling themselves. The primary advantages of hormones are that they will improve your quality of life. Imbalanced hormones may cause:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Decreased energy
- Mood changes
- Decreased muscle mass
- Restless sleep or difficulty falling asleep
- Discomfort during sex
- Decreased sex drive
- Vaginal dryness
- Increased weight
- Unclear thinking
- Memory loss
Hormone therapy can relieve or reduce the intensity of many of the above symptoms, leading to an improved quality of life. If low or imbalanced hormones are negatively impacting your life, Bioidentical hormone therapy can help.
Women who have imbalanced hormones, have started or are just finishing up menopause are perfect candidates. To know for sure if your hormones are imbalanced, meet with your primary care provider and have them examine you. Some blood tests will be required for an accurate understanding. Dr. Hamlet can also assist you and help you determine if bioidentical hormone therapy is a healthy option for you.
Your meeting with Dr. Hamlet will be your chance to learn all about bioidentical hormone therapy and how it will improve your life. Dr. Hamlet will take this opportunity to learn more about you and your desire for hormone improvement. He will ask about your health history, past procedures, current medications, allergies, and your current symptoms.
This information will help him understand your situation and whether bioidentical hormone therapy is your ideal solution. This is also a great time for you to learn more about Dr. Hamlet and the hormone therapies he offers. We also recommend voicing your questions and concerns. This is a great opportunity to become educated on the use of bioidentical hormones and how they are improving the lives of women.
If bioidentical hormones are determined as a healthy choice for you, Dr. Hamlet will explain the treatment process and what to expect after a few weeks of bioidentical hormone treatment.
Bioidentical Hormone Treatment
You will be provided a prescription of bioidentical hormones. These pills will come with instructions but Dr. Hamlet will also explain to you how to use your medication and what to expect from them.
Results of hormone therapy
You will notice improvements after a few weeks. Your hormones will take a couple of months to regulate at which point you should notice improvements in your sleep, energy levels, moods and many different aspects of your life.
Your results will be long-lasting. We encourage patients to continue maintenance treatments to keep up their incredible results and continue to feel their best.
Follow-up consultations are scheduled every few months so that Dr. Hamlet can check your hormone levels and ensure your treatment is working. Adjustments will be made to ensure you are receiving your best results.
If you are interested in learning more about this treatment give us a call today at 0207-127-4377.
The cost of your treatment will be unique to you and your body. Your treatment will be hand-tailored so your body receives the number of hormones necessary to balance out your body. Variables that will be factored in will include the number of treatments needed to balance out your hormones and the follow-up care designed to keep your hormones regular.
What are the side effects of bioidentical hormone therapy?
Bioidentical hormone therapy carries some potential for side effects. These effects can include acne, headaches, spotting, and others that will be covered in your personal consultation. Dr. Hamlet makes sure to take the time to thoroughly explain to his patients any and all risks. Our patient’s health is a priority. Your private meeting with Dr. Hamlet is a safety precaution as well as an opportunity to educate. Dr. Hamlet will use this meeting to determine if bioidentical therapy is a safe, healthy solution for you. If Dr. Hamlet deems bioidentical therapy unsafe, he will not pursue that treatment and will help you develop an alternative solution. This meeting is your chance to ask questions and learn all about the therapy. We want our patients to leave their consultation feeling well-informed and excited for their results.
How long does it take bioidentical hormones to start working?
It will take a few weeks for your hormone levels to adjust and balance out. Results may not be optimum for a few months. You should notice improvements in mood, sleep, and energy.
What are the benefits of bioidentical hormones?
The main advantages that stand out to our female patients are:
- Improved sleep
- Increased sex drive
- Weight loss
- Clear thinking
- Stabilized moods
- Improved sex life
This is just some of the things women enjoy from bioidentical hormone therapy, the list goes on. Piled up, there are so many ways that bioidentical therapy will improve your life and help you feel more confident and comfortable going through each day.
Can I get pregnant on bioidentical hormones?
If you are going through menopause, possibly. Depending on what stage of menopause you are going through you can still become pregnant. If you are concerned about pregnancy, be sure to discuss these questions during your consultation with Dr. Hamlet.
Can bioidentical hormones help you lose weight?
Yes. Hormones help regulate many things in your body, including metabolism. Low levels of estradiol often lead to weight gain. With increased hormone levels, weight gain is common as metabolism is boosted. Many women enjoy benefits like weight loss when they undergo bioidentical hormone therapy.
What is the difference between HRT and bioidentical hormones?
The primary difference between hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and bioidentical hormones are that bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to the ones created by our bodies. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant estrogens and are a natural source for improving hormone levels. If you have low hormone levels or imbalanced hormones, bioidentical hormones are the perfect solution. Schedule a consultation with us today to start down the path to a better life.