Hormones regulate all physiological functions, are compulsory for good health, promote a robust metabolism, aid in cellular regeneration and, perhaps most importantly, ensure a feeling of overall wellbeing. We feel at our best when our hormonal system is in proper equilibrium. However, with age, illness or stress, the balance of hormone production is often disturbed. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is a methodology that physically measures the hormone mixture at various times during the day, and then prescribes a corrective and revitalizing regimen.
Is this the same as Hormone Replacement therapy?
HRT primarily addresses hormonal deficiencies by replacing a hormone that the body no longer produces whereas BHRT does this and suppresses excessive hormones. BHRT also provides hormones which are identical in molecular structure to the hormones found in the human body.
What is the procedure?
After consultation with a specialist physician, tests are made to ascertain baseline levels of the hormonal map and the metabolic rate. These tests are based on samples of saliva, blood and urine taken over a 24 hour period. After laboratory analysis, we then provide you with a precise hormone replacement regime.
How is the regimen administered?
It is typically a mix of pills that can be taken orally, and/or gels and patches.
How quickly are the positive effects of the treatment felt?
Normally it takes around 8 weeks for the full benefits to take effect, after which patients report feeling less tired, more alert and more energetic. Moreover, their appearance and stamina improve as their metabolic rate increases.