Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Our bodies are sophisticated.
All the systems of the body have specific roles to perform and they work together to keep us functioning at optimal levels. As we age, our glands and the parts of our brain that control our hormones deteriorate. The age-related hormone loss is programmed. It is natural, but it is not good for us!
Bioidentical hormones are usually derived from plant sources such as yams or soy. ‘Bio-identical’ indicates that the hormones are an exact match in molecular structure to the hormones produced by our bodies and therefore cause less unwanted effects. These sophisticated hormones ultimately mimic the wave-like rhythms of hormone blood levels in healthy, young individuals.
Bioidentical hormones are different to commercially available “hormones”. As they are identical to the body’s hormone molecule, they cannot be called drugs, and therefore cannot be patented!
Oestrogen, progesterone and even testosterone ultimately starts decreasing as we age. Around 50 years of age, the drop in hormones are significant enough to result in unwanted side effects such as insomnia, night sweats, hair loss and anxiety to name a few.
This clinical decline in hormones is termed as menopause.
For women, testosterone can play a key role in libido, energy, and immune function.
Produced by the ovaries, testosterone has a natural rhythm in women over the course of their menstrual cycle. Testosterone levels are highest for a woman in the early twenties, but by the time she approaches and enters menopause, there may be a testosterone deficiency.
The replacement of oestrogen and progesterone alone may not correct loss of muscle tone, decreased libido, or general lack of mental function.
Our doctors and pharmacists use this natural rhythm of nature to establish the proper doses of oestrogen and natural progesterone that mimic the hormones produced by your body.
As men grow older, they often notice a decline in their competitive interests, sex drive and overall enthusiasm for life.
Most men experience androgen and testosterone deficiencies that go unrecognised.
Medical research has shown that restoring androgens to optimum levels can provide significant improvement in mood, energy, and sexual function.
Restoring the body’s normal balance of hormones (such as DHEA and Testosterone) can make a man regain his strength, health and energy!
Five Pillars of Healthy Ageing:
Substantial health benefits are associated with regular physical activity.
2. Diet & Nutrition:
Scientists have found that what we eat and how much we consume, influencing how long and how well we live.
3. Lifestyle & Relaxation:
Stress is an inevitable by-product of life. However, the way we cope and manage our stress ultimately determines how good we feel!
Supplementation is an important aspect of health to provide nutritional building blocks required by the body for optimal functioning. It is also important for protecting against free radicals caused by dietary habits, lifestyle and environmental pollution.
5. Hormone & Metabolic Balance:
Hormone optimisation/rejuvenation through tailored bio-identical therapy has shifted the ageing paradigm.
How Hormone Balancing Can Help You:
1. We assess your hormone health and symptoms profile
2. We test your hormonal levels
3. We trace the root of your hormonal imbalance.
4. We design an individualised hormonal balancing program that fits you
5. We conduct a follow up appointment in 4 weeks to optimise therapy
Benefits of BHRT Include:
- A greater sense of well being
- Increased physical and sexual energy
- Vitality; mental alertness
- An improvement in menopausal symptoms
We understand that every man and woman is different.
We understand ONE size does not fit ALL!
We offer a tailored program with individualised dosing for optimal therapy!
FACTS ON TREATMENTS
Hormones are the most powerful molecules in our bodies, controlling the function, growth reproduction, metabolism and repair of every cell. Our bodies require optimal hormone levels, just as they require optimal levels of essential nutrients, fats, amino acids and minerals.
Our hormone levels are generally optimal in our youthful years but the levels continue to decline with increasing age.
Our bodies are sophisticated. All the systems of the body have specific roles to perform and they work together to keep us functioning at optimal levels. As we age, our glands and the parts of our brain that control our hormones deteriorate.
The age-related hormone loss is programmed. It is natural, but it’s not good for us!
Insufficient hormone levels have been shown to contribute to many disorders and diseases such as diabetes, atherosclerosis, high blood pressure, fatigue, loss of muscle strength, osteoporosis, autoimmune diseases, cognitive decline, increased cholesterol levels, blood clots, increased belly fat, loss of libido, depression and some cancers.
Hormones are typically derived from plant sources i.e. extracted from yams and soy. These are microionised (finely ground) in the lab for better absorption in the body.
More importantly, bio-identical hormones and our endogenous hormones are indistinguishable from each other. They produce the same physiological responses.
This means that bio-identical hormones have the exact molecular structure as those made in the human body, resulting in great results, with unwanted effects!
Hormone-like molecules that are not natural to the human body are not hormones. They are drugs.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers Bioidentical hormones to be natural and as a result they cannot be patented. There is no monetary gain by drug companies to promote bio-identical hormones.