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Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Treatment For Women
Our Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Doctor is a leading consultant with many years of experience working with women to provide a bespoke, natural treatment plan to resolve hormone imbalance. He holds clinics every Saturday at the Allison Jeffery Skin Health Clinic in Brighton diagnosing, treating, monitoring and adjusting hormone levels to restore women’s health and well being. It is estimated that 1 in 3 women have a hormone imbalance.
After a thorough consultation and testing you will have a tailored treatment plan to address your individual needs.
Bio-identical hormones comes in a variety of forms including transdermal creams, gels, patches and lozenges
The perimenopause can start at the age of 35, though most women enter perimenopause in their mid or late forties and it can last for 10 years or more.
Symptoms can include: irregular periods, periods that are heavier or lighter than usual, PMS, fatigue, Hot flushes, night sweats, mood swings, insomnia, anger, weight gain, urinary incontinence, dry skin and low libido
BHRT for Perimenopause: BHRT effectively balances and restores estrogen, progesterone and testosterone to relieve the symptoms for the individual to and improve energy levels, mood, and brain function.
The menopause usually occurs between 45 and 55 years of age oestrogen levels decline. Most women will experience menopausal symptoms some of which can be quite severe.
Symptoms of the menopause include: hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and discomfort during sex, difficulty sleeping, low mood or anxiety, reduced libido and problems with memory and concentration, joint aches and pains.
BHRT for Menopause: BHRT effectively balances and restores estrogen, progesterone and testosterone levels. Every menopause is unique and a tailored BHRT treatment plan will replenish vital hormones important for bones, skin, memory and brain function, cardiovascular and vaginal and urethral health.
Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS) is the physical and emotional symptoms that occur before a woman’s period and relates to low levels of progesterone
Symptoms of PMS are extremely common and include: mood swings and feeling anxious or irritable, tiredness, insomnia, bloating or tummy pain breast tenderness, weight gain, headaches, changes in libido
BHRT for PMS: Our BHRT consultation will identify your unique hormone profile and any hormone imbalances you have in during the relevant times of your cycle. Your tailored BHRT PMS treatment plan and specific dosage of bio-identical hormones will help elevate your PMS symptoms
Depression is more than simply feeling unhappy or fed up for a few days. When you’re depressed you feel persistently sad for weeks or month and may feel unable to cope.
Depression has both emotional and physical symptoms which include: continuous low mood, low self-esteem, feeling irritable, no motivation, feeling anxious or worried, insomnia, change in appetite, lack of energy and libido
BHRT for Depression: Age-related declines in hormone levels can cause individuals to become depressed. Our BHRT in depth consultation will identify your unique hormone profile will create a bespoke Bio-Indentical Hormone Replacement plan which may include estrogen to support serotonin, progesterone to calm mood swings and testosterone for men and women to help with energy and well being.
Postnatal depression is thought to affect around 1 in 10 women. Whilst the ‘baby blues’ is mild, ‘postpartum depression’ or PPD is when a woman feels increasingly depressed and despondent.
Postnatal depression symptoms include: loss of interest in the baby, feelings of hopelessness, crying and feelings of not being able to cope, memory loss or being unable to concentrate, excessive anxiety, low self esteem, panic attacks, aches and pains
BHRT for Postnatal Depression: With a bespoke and tailor made Bio-Indentical Hormone Replacement plan hormones are restored and balanced in the body resulting in a increased energy, reduced anxiety and increase in positive mood so that she can take on motherhood in a more positive way.
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common condition that affects how a woman’s ovaries work.
Symptoms of PCOS include: Ovarian cysts, Irregular or no periods or heavy longer periods, fatigue, hirsutism, alopecia (hair loss), acne, weight gain, pelvic pain, mood swings, anxiety and depression.
BHRT for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Many of the symptoms are reversible with the right Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement plan. At your BHRT consultation your unique hormone profile is analysed and a bespoke BHRT program is devised combined with expertise on nutrition and lifestyle to further help you with PCOS.
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder is an extreme form of premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and follows a cyclical pattern.
The symptoms of PMDD include: extreme mood swings, sadness, anxiety, panic attacks, irritability, fatigue, insomnia, food cravings, bloating, headaches, joint or muscle pain.
BHRT for Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder: Our Bio-Indentical Hormone Replacement Doctor will undertake a full medical and menstrual history analysis looking in detail at your symptoms. For PMDD it is important that blood tests are taken at the right time in your menstrual cycle to help correct the hormone imbalance.
Endometriosis is often a painful long-term condition that can have a significant impact on your life, but Bio-Indentical Hormone Replacement Treatment can help.
The symptoms of endometriosis include: pelvic pain usually worse during your period, pain during or after sex, pain during urination or bowel movements, feeling sick, constipation, diarrhoea, difficulty getting pregnant, very heavy periods
BHRT for Endometriosis: Natural progesterone is a highly effective part of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Treatment for this condition. Before advising you on your bespoke BHRT plan, our Doctor carries out extensive testing to determine what is the best course of action as well as supporting nutritional advice to alleviate symptoms.
Osteoporosis is a condition that weakens bones, making them fragile and more likely to break.
Causes of Osteoporosis: Women lose bone rapidly in the first few years after the menopause and are more at risk of osteoporosis than men, particularly if the menopause begins before the age of 45.
BHRT for Osteoporosis: Our Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Doctor will carry out a number of tests in order to complete a comprehensive hormone, bone density, mineral and vitamin analysis. Your bespoke BHRT plan will balance and maintain oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone levels and vitamin D to improve bone density. Exercise and lifestyle advise along with regular analysis of bone density all contribute to long-term help with Osteoporosis.
The thyroid gland regulates metabolism, energy levels and sensitivity to oestrogen, testosterone and progesterone. Thyroid glands can be underactive (hypothyroidism) or overactive (hyperthyroidism). Hypothyroidism can occur in people of all ages.
Symptoms of under-functioning thyroid include: feeling cold, fatigue, weight gain, depression, enlarged thyroid gland, dry skin, hair & nails, hair loss, joint pain and muscle weakness, menstrual problems and infertility
BHRT for Thyroid Dysfunction Bio-Indentical Hormone Replacement Treatment improves the condition by prescribing low-doses of thyroid hormones after a thorough and comprehensive testing period is completed. A bespoke BHRT plan is tailored to an individual’s needs and carefully monitoring throughout in order to treat Thyroid Dysfunction long-term.