I’ve read about natural hormone therapy using bio-identical hormones and I’m interested in going down this route rather than taking HRT for my menopausal symptoms which make me feel old and lethargic – can you tell me more?
After the age of 40, our endocrine system, and its various glands, start slowing down their production of hormones, the chemical messengers that tell our various body parts and organs what to do .This means less testosterone, progesterone and oestrogen so balancing and augmenting these with natural hormone therapy or bio-identical hormones, as they are known can often help the body return to a more youthful state, improving health and energy and treating other distressing menopausal symptoms. Bio-identical hormones are plant derived and are identical in structure to those found in the human body . Bu you will need a well managed supervised programme and blood and urine tests to check your personal hormone levels before they can be prescribed. Unfortunately, this service is not available on the NHS, but there are many private clinics specialising in hormone therapy The prescriptions are only available privately so you will have to pay for an initial consultation and tests and then for monthly prescriptions. First , do check with your doctor to see if this route is suitable for you as there are many other HRT therapies now available. If you are still keen to go this route do contact us as we can give you further information on doctors specialising in this area.