Hormones are unpredictable; when they are out of sync, the ‘knock on’ effect on the body can be devastating.
Hormones are produced by the endocrine system. This includes all the glands in your body that produce, store and release hormones into the bloodstream. Simply put, they affect how your body functions.
For example, my thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of the thyroid hormone, which in turn, slows everything down. I take Thyroxine tablets to rebalance it, but hormones fluctuate, so I have to be monitored regularly.
Many women who are struggling with hormonal imbalances look to HRT (Hormone Replacement Therapy), but some experience problems with HRT. An alternative is Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, now offered as a bespoke treatment by EF MEDISPA.
Getting to grips with our hormones can be difficult and confusing and sometimes, we may not realise symptoms of a hormone imbalance. Esther Fieldgrass, founder of EF MEDISPA has worked with her in-house female gynaecologist, Dr Asel to create a tailor-made Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) treatment.
HOW ARE BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES DIFFERENT?
The conventional hormone replacement therapies utilise hormones that do not have identical molecular structure to those produced in our bodies, therefore could be considered foreign and might trigger unwanted side effects. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy uses plant-derived hormones that have identical chemical structure to help rebalance your system.
BHRT can treat more than just the symptoms of menopause and andropause, each plan is unique to the individual client and is carefully devised by Dr. Asel who can treat a number of symptoms caused by a hormone imbalance.
Balanced hormone levels are essential for all aspects of health, however, as our bodies change with age or hormones change and we may suffer from unpleasant symptoms of a hormone imbalance such as;
• Headaches • Mood changes
• Night sweats • Breast tenderness
• Loss of Libido • Insomnia
• Swollen ankles • Hot flushes
• Menopause (in women) • Andropause (in men)
• Premenstrual syndrome • Polycystic ovaries
• Endometriosis • Acne
• Other hormone related conditions
BHRT offers a more natural way to manage the symptoms above, helping both men and women to enjoy a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.
The process has been fine-tuned and after a consultation with our Treatment Coordinator and Dr Asel, the patients’ blood samples will be taken, and the results will be analysed to establish what could be causing a hormone imbalance.
She will then prescribe a personalised plan as a combination of creams, lozenges or capsules. Throughout your treatment at EF MEDISPA, Dr. Asel will carry out regular check-ups and blood tests to ensure you are responding well to the hormones.
This bespoke service is what makes BHRT so fantastic. BHRT differs from HRT as HRT is a ‘one-size fits all’ method of treating the menopause and because of this there can be heightened risk complications. By analysing exactly which hormone your body is missing – we can be sure to target individual needs and treat more than just the menopause.
Additionally, BHRT uses hormones that are identical to those already in our makeup, which can reduce side effects and risks.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO NOTICE A DIFFERENCE?
The time it takes for people to start noticing a difference after their Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may vary according to each patient, however, people usually tend to notice difference within the first 3 – 8 weeks.
An initial consultation with Dr. Asel for Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy is £250.
Prices vary for blood test types and individual needs.
EF MediSpa Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy