Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

An effective treatment for menopause, andropause and other symptoms of ageing.
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Balance Your Hormones Naturally

Hormonal imbalance may occur at any age, and it occurs in both men and women. Ageing is a key contributor to hormonal imbalance. Our hormones are involved in many day-to-day processes, and when they decline or become imbalanced, the body becomes less efficient which can result in negative symptoms.

By replacing the hormones that your body no longer creates, we may be able to counter the effects of menopause and andropause and other symptoms.

Bioidentical hormones are plant-based hormones which are identical in molecular structure to the hormones produced by our bodies.

For help with:

+ Common symptoms of menopause and andropause[1]
+ Maintaining the cardiovascular system[2]
+ Reducing osteoporosis-related fractures[3]
+ Improving quality of life[4]
+ Improving libido[4]
+ Improving well-being and mental performance[5]

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this treatment suitable for?

This treatment is particularly effective for women going through menopause and men going through andropause but is also suitable for treating other symptoms outlined above.

How are bioidentical hormones taken?

Bioidentical hormones can be prescribed in a variety of ways: creams, gels, oral medications, lozenges or injectables. Your doctor will help explain the different types of hormone delivery and determine which is best for just you.

How long does it take to work?

Hormones can take 3-6 months to balance after treatment commences. After this you should check in with us every 6-12 months to monitor your levels.

How long do the results last?

Your hormones will continue to decline naturally, so taking bioidentical hormones ongoing is recommended to maintain balanced hormones. Through sustained use your health, vitality, strength and quality of life should improve. You are also increasing your protection against killers such as Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, dementia and colon cancer.

Are there any side effects?

Bioidentical hormone therapy is a relatively new treatment type and as such there are risks associated. Reported potential side effects may be linked to dosage and other factors. Consult your doctor regarding the risks and your unique circumstances.

Resources

[1] Wren BG. Oestrogen replacement therapy: the management of an endocrine deficiency disease. Med J Aust 1985; 142: S1-S15.

[2] Grodstein D, Manson JE, Colditz GA, et al. A prospective, observational study of postmenopausal hormone therapy and primary prevention of cardiovascular disease. Ann Intern Med 2000; 133: 933-941.

[3]Hersh AL, Stefanick ML, Stafford RS, et al. National use of postmenopausal hormone therapy:annual trends and response to recent evidence. JAMA 2004; 291: 47-53.

[4] Welton AJ, Vickers MR, Kim J. et al. Health related quality of life after combined hormone replacement therapy: randomized controlled trial. BMJ 2008; 337: a1190.

[5]Fedor-Freyberg P. The influence of oestrogen on the well-being and mental performance in climacteric and post menopausal women. Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand 1977; 64: 5-69.

It is important to note that your response to hormones is unique and depends on many factors, including your genetics, your overall health, your stress levels plus many other environmental and nutritional factors.