HRT for Women
Hormone Replacement Therapy, or HRT for short, is used to treat the symptoms of menopause and peri-menopause in many women across the globe.
The menopause is a neuro-endocrinological process that impacts multiple organ systems including the brain. During the peri-menopause and menopause, the body can suffer from an imbalance, and ultimately a deficiency, of hormones, including oestrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. It is the dysregulation and deficiency of these hormones that leads to the unpleasant symptoms associated with menopause.
The aim of HRT for women is not only to replace lost oestrogen, but to restore the equilibrium of all female hormones in the body, alleviating symptoms and restoring optimum health.
Here at BioID Health, we provide innovative, doctor-led HRT for women that uses bioidentical hormones. These are uniquely designed to replicate your body’s natural hormones, achieving remarkable and life-changing results.
What are the symptoms of menopause?
The symptoms of menopause and peri-menopause can vary between women. They include:
– Brain fog
– Night sweats
– Hot flushes
– Irregular periods
– Vaginal dryness
– Clumsiness, confusion, and disorientation
– Low mood and emotional instability
Some women may be lucky enough to suffer only a few of these symptoms and not be particularly bothered by them. However, if your symptoms of menopause or peri-menopause are severe, then you’ll know that they can seriously impact your quality of life.
How can HRT for women help with menopause symptoms?
By restoring the balance of female hormones, HRT can help to improve, and sometimes even completely eradicate, the symptoms of menopause and peri-menopause.
One of the most common symptoms that our patients come to us with is brain fog, with both peri-menopausal and menopausal women often reporting that their brain feels like cotton wool. Bioidentical HRT can improve brain fog, helping you to focus and think more clearly.
It can also reduce your risk of multiple diseases, including cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis, which are far more prevalent in women who have gone through the menopause.
There is even evidence that HRT for women can help to improve collagen production in the body. This can improve the overall hydration levels and elasticity of your skin and, in turn, slow down the aging process and the production of wrinkles.
What is the difference between standard HRT and BioID HRT?
Many women who are experiencing menopausal or peri-menopausal symptoms will seek advice from their GP in the first instance.
Often, standard HRT will be prescribed, without any blood tests being performed to identify specific deficiencies. This traditional HRT is also usually supplied as a ‘one-size-fits-all’ dose of synthetic hormones. These are not naturally found in your body, and are not adjusted to your individual needs. Therefore, traditional HRT can lead to unpleasant side effects. These include:
– Breast swelling and tenderness
– Mood swings
– Vaginal bleeding
GPs prescribe standard HRT to bring your hormones to a level that is within a ‘normal range’. This range is based upon the hormone levels in the general population, including individuals from 18 all the way through to 90 years of age.
BioID will restore your hormones to a level that is normal for you – optimising your hormones to what they were in your 20s and 30s, at the peak of your health and vitality. As the levels of hormones that you are prescribed will be scientifically tailored to the exact needs of your body, side effects will be much less likely.
Another major difference between bioidentical HRT and standard HRT is the substances that are used to manufacture them. Standard HRT is usually made of chemicals that are unnatural in the body, including some animal sources and a range of synthetic hormones. One form of HRT is manufactured using the urine of pregnant horses. As these substances are foreign to your body, they can cause a range of side effects (listed above).
On the other hand, our bioidentical HRT is created from manmade hormones that are derived from the Mexican yam plant. These hormones are then altered to form hormones that are chemically identical to the ones your body naturally produces. This is the second reason why bioidentical HRT produces minimal side effects – it mimics the natural hormones in your body.
How does BioID HRT for women work?
Here at BioID Health, our expert clinicians provide bioidentical HRT for women that offers incredible results.
When you contact us, we’ll firstly conduct a thorough assessment of your hormone levels by performing a comprehensive blood test. This will ascertain whether you are suffering from any specific hormonal imbalances and vitamin deficiencies.
Once we have your blood test results, you will be provided with a tailored treatment plan. This will be designed to optimise your hormone levels, with the aim of eliminating your menopause or peri-menopause symptoms and restoring optimal health.
To ensure your long term health and wellbeing, we’ll also arrange a follow-up blood test after two months of treatment, to give us an indication as to whether your prescription is reducing your symptoms effectively. If necessary, we can then adjust your medication accordingly.
One of the factors that sets BioID Health apart from our competitors is that once you’ve paid for your initial hormone blood test, you won’t be charged for further blood tests or follow up appointments. The follow up blood test is included in the treatment plan, and our patients are entitled to a monthly follow up with a clinician if they feel this would be beneficial.
Our BioID HRT for women is supplied in three forms – gels, lozenges, or capsules – so you can choose the option that suits you and your lifestyle best.
Speak to an expert about bioidentical HRT for women
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.”
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.