Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment programme designed to help women’s hormone levels achieve mental balance and physiological stability. Bioidentical hormone replacement for women can improve energy levels, libido, and resolve common side-effects of menopause such as hot flashes and sleep problems.
- 1 Feel Your Best at Any Age
- 2 About Bioidentical Hormones
- 3 Benefits
- 4 Ideal Candidates
- 5 Your Personal Consultation with Dr Hamlet
- 6 Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Treatment
- 7 Long-Lasting Results
- 8 How Much Do Bioidentical Hormones Cost in London?
- 9 FAQ
- 10 References
Feel Your Best at Any Age
As women age, their hormones levels will naturally decline. This is particularly apparent during and after menopause. Menopause represents 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. Bioidentical hormones can provide relief during or after menopause.
At The Hamlet Clinic, we strive for you to feel your best. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help you feel like yourself again. You can enjoy a more comfortable day-to-day life and engage in the activities you care about. We personalise our BHRT for you. You will benefit from Dr Grant Hamlet’s years of experience in anti-ageing and rejuvenation treatments. If you have been diagnosed with unbalanced hormones or are going through menopause, reach out to The Hamlet Clinic. Schedule a consultation with us today to start down the path towards your best life. You can call our Harley Street office at 0207 127 4377. You can find more information on bioidentical hormone therapy and the other revitalisation and aesthetic treatments we offer by following our blog.
About Bioidentical Hormones
Glands within our bodies create hormones. Hormones are chemicals that allow you to function normally by regulating physiology and behaviour. From sex drive to physical development, hormones affect a lot of aspects of our lives. Issues can occur when people have low hormones or imbalanced levels. We can custom-tailor bioidentical hormone replacement for your life and the symptoms you experience.
Bioidentical hormones, also known as “natural hormone therapy” or BHRT, are especially effective because their molecular structure is identical 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.
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 sleep. With increased metabolism, women find they have more energy, which helps contribute to additional healthy lifestyle changes. Not only will bioidentical hormone treatment improve your mood, but it will also boost your confidence.
The main advantages that stand out to our female patients are:
- Improved sleep
- Increased sex drive
- Weight loss
- Clear thinking
- Stabilised moods
- Improved sex life
These are just some of the perks women can enjoy from BHRT. There are many ways that bioidentical therapy can enhance your life and help you feel more confident and comfortable going through each day.
Women who have imbalanced hormones and women who have started or just finished menopause are ideal candidates for BHRT. Some blood tests will be required for an accurate assessment of hormonal levels. Dr Hamlet can also assess your situation and help you determine if bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a healthy option for you.
What Can Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Help Treat?
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Decreased energy
- Mood changes
- Decreased muscle mass
- Restless sleep
- Discomfort during sex
- Decreased sex drive
- Vaginal dryness
- Increased weight
- Unclear thinking
- Memory loss
Your Personal Consultation with Dr Hamlet
During your consultation with Dr Hamlet, you will have the opportunity to learn all about bioidentical hormone therapy and how it can improve your life. Dr Hamlet will learn more about you and your desire for hormone improvement. He will also ask about your health history, past procedures, current medications, allergies, and current symptoms.
When you’re ready to discover the widespread benefits of BHRT, you can schedule a consultation online or call our Harley Street office at 0207 127 4377.
This information will help him understand your situation and whether bioidentical hormone therapy is your ideal solution. Ask any question you can think of; Dr Hamlet believes every question offers a chance to become educated on the use of bioidentical hormones.
If bioidentical hormones can help you, Dr Hamlet will explain the treatment process and what to expect after a few weeks of customised treatments. There is no such thing as a universal hormone replacement programme that will benefit everyone the same. Personalised treatments create the best results because everyone’s body is different.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Treatment
After your consultation and thorough assessment, The Hamlet Clinic will provide you with a prescription for bioidentical hormones. Dr Hamlet will then take the time to explain to you how to use your medications and what to expect from them. If you have any questions regarding your treatment regimen, The Hamlet Clinic is always available to help you. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if any questions arise during your treatments.
You may notice some improvements after a few weeks. However, your hormones will take a couple of months to regulate. At this 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. Studies show that bioidentical hormones can help with many conditions, including skin ageing and preserving bone mineral density. BHRT is a versatile treatment that can treat conditions in women who cannot tolerate other types of treatments.
We schedule follow-up consultations 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 continue to experience optimal results.
How Much Do Bioidentical Hormones Cost in London?
If you are interested in learning more about BHRT 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 custom-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 level out your hormones and the follow-up care designed to keep your hormones regular.
Can I get pregnant on bioidentical hormones?
If you are going through menopause, it’s possible you can get pregnant. 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 this during your consultation with Dr Hamlet.
Can bioidentical hormones help me lose weight?
Yes. Hormones help regulate many factors in your body, including metabolism. Low levels of estradiol often lead to weight gain. Increased hormone levels can boost your metabolism. Many women lose weight when they undergo bioidentical hormone therapy.
What is the difference between HRT and bioidentical hormones?
The primary difference is that bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to the ones created by our bodies. Bioidentical hormones are formulated from plant estrogens and are not synthetic. If you have low hormone levels or imbalanced hormones, bioidentical hormones are the perfect solution. Bioidentical hormones have been shown by studies to have less associated risks of breast cancer and cardiovascular disease coupled with greater efficacy at balancing hormones than synthetic and animal-derived products.
What are the side effects of bioidentical hormones?
Like every procedure, BHRT carries some potential for side effects. These effects can include acne, headaches, and spotting. Dr Hamlet will take the time to thoroughly explain these during the consultation. Our patients’ health is the top priority. Dr Hamlet never takes unnecessary risks.
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.
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 manifest for a few months.
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