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Is BHRT The Menopause Treatment You’ve Been Waiting For?

Struggling with hot flushes, vaginal dryness or other menopausal problems? There is a solution.  BHRT or Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a menopause treatment that can help to rebalance your body and reduce the symptoms of the menopause – without the risks and side effects that synthetic HRT can bring.

The menopause is an unavoidable part of life for a woman. Around the age of 45-55 the menopause begins and egg production in the ovaries stops. This causes significant changes in hormone levels.

As your ovaries age, they release fewer hormones and your body no longer performs its usual functions to regulate your estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.

These unavoidable changes in your hormones and the natural decline of estrogen levels that occur during menopause can significantly affect your health – both sexual, physical and mental –  for many years – or decades – to come.

Until recent years you only had two options: struggle through it or have synthetic HRT as a menopause treatment. While synthetic HRT can get results, it does come with its own risks and side effects that are not to be sniffed at.

Thankfully progress has been made and a third option is now available: BHRT – or Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.

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Common Menopause Problems

The signs and symptoms of menopause can vary tremendously- some women sail through with barely a hiccup while others suffer for years – or decades – desperate for a menopause treatment that can restore them with some balance.

The most common symptoms that women seek menopause treatment for include:

Hot Flushes

Hot flushes might sound like no big deal but when you can go from normal to dripping wet with sweat in just a few minutes, it can really have a negative impact on your life. Some women find themselves avoiding social situations or struggling to sleep due to the embarrassing temperature fluctuations that the menopause can bring.

Vaginal Dryness & Loss of Libido

Loss of libido is common in the menopause as your hormones shift and adapt for the next stage of your life. Vaginal dryness is common too. It can cause discomfort and embarrassment, so it’s no surprise that many women are keen to find a menopause treatment that can help.

Anxiety, Depression & Mood Swings

Mood swings and feelings of depression can be very common during menopause. Some women also experience feelings of low self-esteem, poor motivation, anxiety, irritability, poor concentration, low energy and even panic attacks.

Memory Loss

Estrogen, the main hormone that reduces during the menopause, affects many different areas of your body, including your brain. This means that some women experience cognitive difficulties too, including memory loss and brain fog.

Changes In Skin & Hair Condition

Because estrogen helps keep your skin and hair healthy, as it reduces during the menopause some women experience accelerated ageing and even hair loss. If your skin is looking dry, more-wrinkled or sagging then it could be the menopause to blame!

Insomnia & Tiredness

Hormonal changes can leave you feeling tired and unmotivated, but the menopause can interfere with your ability to sleep too. Some women experience insomnia – struggling to fall asleep, waking in the night or waking too early in the morning.

What Is Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHRT)?

BHRT is a menopause treatment that uses bioidentical hormones created from natural sources to rebalance your hormones and help you regain control over your body.

These hormones are derived from diosgenin, which is naturally and ethically sourced from Mexican yams. Synthetic HRT is very similar to your body’s natural hormones – but not identical. Because our bodies are incredibly sensitive to even tiny differences in hormones, these minor discrepancies can have a significant impact.

Bioidentical hormones, however, are structurally the same as your body’s natural hormones. This means there are considerably fewer side effects associated with BHRT than synthetic hormone menopause treatment.

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How Does BHRT Menopause Treatment Work?

BHRT menopause treatment is as unique as you are. Everyone’s body is different and everyone’s experience of the menopause varies. Because of this, BHRT is not a one size fits all menopause treatment.

Bio-Id hormone treatments contain a combination of oestrogen, testosterone, progesterone, DHEA, thyroid hormones and Vitamin D3, specifically tailored to match your symptoms, your natural hormone levels and what you need from your menopause treatment.

You’ll have a series of in-depth consultations with Dr. Shirin Lakhani, our practice leader and an industry pioneer in women’s health and hormonal health.

Dr Shirin will get to know you and understand your problems, using a blood test to establish which hormones are unbalanced in your body, so she can prescribe a bespoke formula that will give you the best results for your menopause treatment.

BHRT medication is usually prescribed as a lozenge or cream, that you take or apply every day.  Because it’s important to get your menopause treatment just right, you’ll also have regular follow-ups and ongoing monitoring to help achieve optimum results.

Is BHRT The Right Treatment For You?

The menopause can be an emotional and challenging time, but it’s important that you know that there is help out there if you need it.

Menopause treatment can help you to rebalance your hormones and reduce the symptoms of the menopause so you can live your life and regain control.

The first step is to get in touch and have a conversation with us. Our team here at Elite Aesthetics are understanding and compassionate. They’ll listen to you and always make sure you feel comfortable discussing even the most embarrassing or difficult topics.

So if the menopause is causing you problems then get in touch to find out how BHRT can help you.

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