Bioidentical Hormone Replacement for Menopause
As women experience over 30 symptoms when going through the menopause, it can be confusing to know where to turn. But BioID Health are here to help you navigate through them all – with our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
BHRT is an innovative, doctor-led treatment that is tailored to your individual needs. We aim to alleviate uncomfortable, and often distressing, symptoms experienced by menopausal women – and to improve their quality of life!
It’s important that women going through the menopause understand exactly what it is and the symptoms it can cause.
What is Menopause?
Menopause occurs approximately 12 months after your last period. At this point in your life, your body is no longer ovulating, meaning you are not producing high levels of oestrogen and progesterone – and you are no longer able to get pregnant.
During the menopause, you can lose approximately 30% of oestrogen and a massive 70% of progesterone. This results in serious hormonal imbalances and can also cause multiple, unpleasant side effects.
What are the symptoms of menopause?
The symptoms of menopause can vary from woman-to-woman, as can the severity. The impact of these changes really can be life changing, especially for those who suffer with severe effects.
It is common for menopause symptoms to last approximately four years after your last period. However, according to the NHS, one in 10 women suffers with them for up to 12 years.
We have listed the most common symptoms of the menopause below:
Reduction in oestrogen causes:
🗸 Hot flashes and night sweats
🗸 Tender breasts
🗸 Weak / brittle bones / aches and pains
🗸 Irritability / moodiness
🗸 Trouble concentrating / poor memory
Reduction in progesterone causes:
🗸 Low libido / vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex
🗸 Migraines / headaches
🗸 Depression, anxiety and other mood changes
🗸 Weight gain
🗸 Sleep disturbance
Treatment options for menopause
There are a variety of treatments available to alleviate the symptoms of menopause. These include:
Non-hormonal therapies – These include antidepressants to help with low mood and blood pressure medication to relieve hot flushes.
Vaginal oestrogen therapy – This can help to ease symptoms such as vaginal dryness and painful intercourse.
Lifestyle changes – Making changes to your diet, exercise routine, and stress management techniques can help to alleviate some of the symptoms of menopause.
Complementary and alternative therapies – These can include therapies like acupuncture, massage, and herbal supplements.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) – This treatment involves replacing the hormones that the body is no longer producing. It can help to alleviate symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness. There are two types of HRT, with significant differences, which we will discuss further below.
It’s important to note that the best treatment plan for menopause will depend on the individual patient and their specific requirements and medical history. Qualified healthcare providers, such as the doctor-led team here at BioID Health, can help determine the best menopause treatment for your unique needs.
You may have tried many of the menopause treatments listed above with limited success. Perhaps you’re currently on traditional HRT, which has been prescribed by your GP, and you’re struggling with the associated side effects. If this is the case for you, read on, as we explain why bioidentical hormones are likely to be the solution you’ve been searching for.
BHRT vs traditional hormone replacement therapy
As mentioned above, there are two types of HRT. There’s the standard kind that’s offered by most GPs, and then there’s bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
But what’s the difference between the two?
For starters, traditional HRT uses synthetic hormones that the body recognises as foreign. This can lead to unwanted side effects, such as breast tenderness, bloating, mood changes and headaches. In addition, long-term use of traditional HRT can increase the risk of breast cancer, stroke and blood clots.
On the other hand, BHRT uses plant-based hormones that are chemically engineered to be identical to those produced by your body. This hormones are tolerated and utilised far better by your body, making them more effective and causing fewer side effects.
And that’s not the only reason why BHRT is superior to traditional HRT.
Both the dose and the exact formulation of bioidentical hormones can be adjusted to meet your unique needs. This personalised approach means that you get a treatment plan that’s tailored to you and your body, rather than a one-size-fits-all approach (as is the case with traditional HRT).
So, if you’re looking for a safer, more personalised menopause treatment option with fewer side effects, bioidentical hormones are definitely the way to go.
How does BHRT work to treat the symptoms of menopause?
BHRT works to relieve the symptoms of menopause by mimicking the hormones that your body produces naturally, replenishing individual deficiencies.
BioID Health will identify which hormones you are deficient in by sending out a phlebotomist to perform a venous blood draw in the comfort of your own home.
One of our highly qualified and knowledgeable consultants will then analyse your blood to see which hormones you are lacking.
Following this, they will create a tailored treatment plan, which will be completely unique to you. The consultant will prescribe you with BHRT that contains the exact amounts of the specific hormones and vitamins you are deficient in – restoring your body to optimum performance!
What are the benefits of bioidentical hormones for menopause?
As the safest and most effective treatment for menopause, bioidentical hormones have been hailed as a treatment breakthrough – and you can be part of the revolution.
Alleviating a multitude of difficult and uncomfortable symptoms, our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for menopause has a plethora of benefits. These include:
🗸 Improved mental clarity
🗸 Increased sex drive and libido
🗸 Depression and anxiety symptoms are reduced
🗸 Stronger bones
🗸 Increased feelings of happiness
🗸 Thicker and fuller hair
🗸 Healthier skin
🗸 Decreased bloating
🗸 More energy throughout the day
🗸 Improved sleep quality
🗸 Fewer hot flashes and night sweats
What do our patients say?
Hear what one of our patients had to say about us:
Julie Green commented: “I suffered from menopause symptoms for a few years, including irritability, hot flushes, joint pain, and memory loss, to mention a few. I didn’t want to use HRT because I don’t believe there is a one-size-fits-all solution.
Dr. Kinsella saw me for a consultation, and following a simple blood test, he was able to figure out what I was missing. For the past three months, I’ve been taking a combination of oestrogen gel, progesterone, and vitamin D tablets, and I’ve noticed a significant improvement in my overall happiness and well-being; even my hot flushes are less frequent.
Dr. Kinsella and his colleagues are still on hand, keeping a careful eye on me and conducting regular blood tests to check my levels. I’m back to my old self, and I owe it to the team to thank them.”
Are you suffering with the symptoms of menopause?
Contact us today and schedule in a consultation with one of our experienced and specialised doctors.
You can give us a call on 0330 460 9999 or send a message using our online contact form for a swift response from our knowledgeable team.
More than just standard hormone replacement therapy,
a treatment plan tailored to your health & wellbeing
Fill out our symptom questionnaire and speak to one of our BioID specialists.
Our 2-step process is easy and straight forward – have a blood test taken by our phlebotomist in the comfort of your home followed by a virtual prescriber-led consultation to discuss your results and formulate your tailored treatment plan.
Your bespoke hormones will be sent directly to your door as either gels, lozenges or capsules with clear instructions of how to use. You will receive a 3-month supply at each delivery.