Bioidentical hormones

Bioidentical Hormones are natural hormones meaning they are as natural and the same as your body is already producing. When your own hormones begin to decline, or become imbalanced, your body will let you know.

Women will begin to experience symptoms listed below if hormones are out of balance. Every symptom can be managed or cured by using Bio Identical hormones. The goal is to correct and maintain your body’s hormone imbalance keeping you happy and healthy.

Symptoms of Out-Of-Balance Hormones:

  • Hot Flushes
  • Night Sweats
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Mood Swings
  • Cramps
  • Anxiety
  • Hair Loss
  • Fatigue
  • Loss of Memory
  • Arthritis
  • Heavy or Irregular Menses
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Breast Tenderness
  • Fluid Retention
  • Decrease in Sexual Interest

 

Men face many of the same symptoms as women when testosterone begins to decline. Men experience what is called the andropause, which is otherwise known as male menopause. The drop in testosterone and DHEA can make living daily life a struggle, but men are finding relief from these imbalances with bioidentical hormones. Keeping your testosterone and DHEA levels at a normal range will insure a happy and more active lifestyle.


Symptoms of Out-Of-Balance hormones in Men:

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Low Libido
  • Mood Swings or Irritability
  • Muscle loss
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Increased body fat
  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue

Biologically Identical Hormone therapy involves either oral or topically applied natural hormones prescribed, by a doctor or nurse prescriber, to return your hormone levels to their youthful levels. Synthetic hormones can often produce negative side effects, such as bloating, headaches, fatigue and weight gain.
Bio-identical hormones are able to produce all the desirable effects of hormones with far fewer side effects, simply because they are biologically identical to our natural hormones already produced by our bodies.
The loss of essential hormones is a natural part of the ageing process, and often they diminish to the point where our bodies may not be able to function as optimally as they once did, supplying natural hormones is a gentle way to slow this ageing process and help with any symptoms that this produces.

Who are bioidentical hormones for?

Female and male adults who are having symptoms related to hormone imbalance or diminishing hormone levels due to the body’s natural ageing process such as menopause, or due to a medical condition that has resulted in an under functioning hormone gland.

What conditions/symptoms can it benefit?

Andropause
Acne
Pre menstrual syndrome

The menopause with symptoms such as fatigue, hot flushes, night sweats, palpitations, insomnia, anxiety, depression and vaginal dryness.
Hypothyroidism with symptoms such as weight gain, fatigue, ankle and facial swelling, constipation and depression.

Other conditions include adrenal fatigue, osteoporosis, heart disease, diabetes, weight gain and fatigue.

 

Who provides Bioidentical Hormone Therapy at Cheshire Lasers ?

Nurse Practitioner Patricia and Dr. Gareth Goodwin are providing Bioidentical Hormone therapy for our patients. They will assess your case specifically and order investigations to identify what your body needs in order to help resolve the imbalance.


What to expect from a consultation

Your first appointment will be for one hour with Patricia nurse prescriber or Dr Gareth
During your consultation your health history will be discussed in detail and after learning your goals a plan of action will be created for you according to your specific needs.

Tests are then usually run to ascertain your present level of hormones.

If you have already had these tests done in the previous six months then please bring the results with you to the appointment.

They will then discuss Bio-identical hormone therapy with you and depending on the blood test results, your symptoms family history and previous medical history they will prescribe bio-identical hormones for you. The Bio-identical hormone therapy will be used in conjunction with proper nutrition, exercise and a healthy lifestyle

What are the costs involved for Bioidentical Hormones?

Initial Consultation fee (up to 1hr) £180
Follow up appointments £65
Booked telephone consultation £35
Prescription admin fee £20

Baseline pelvic ultrasound including CA 125 blood test £189

Hormone blood assessment approx £200

Cost of hormones

Lozenge form
120 doses in combination £90-95
Cream form
160 doses in combination £85-95
160 doses individual hormones £65-85

 

To arrange a consultation please ring 01606 841255.

There is a £50 booking fee which will be deducted from the price of your consultation.

Check out this Blog about Bioidentical hormones from Totally Aesthetic Magazine for further information.