Bioidentical Hormone Treatment

Bioidentical Hormone Treatment (BHRT) at JR Medical in Southend-on-Sea, Essex

What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

BHRT is the use of Bioidentical Hormones to replace and rebalance the body’s hormones during the changes leading up to menopause or andropause in men and beyond.

People often mistake the symptoms of imbalanced hormones in men with signs of ageing. The good news is that these hormone losses and imbalances are easily correctable.

The most significant advantage of Bioidentical hormones is that the body doesn’t recognise the Bioidenticals as foreign and therefore tolerated better by the body and subsequently, patients who are concerned over the increased risk of breast cancer, stroke or heart disease with the conventional HRT would not have the same worry with Bioidenticals

What are Bioidentical Hormones?

Bioidentical hormones or Bioidenticals are substances that their structure exactly replicates the same structure of hormones produced by our bodies. That means that the set up and arrangement of the carbon, oxygen and hydrogen molecules are exactly as the same set up and location of the hormones naturally produced by our own body, whilst synthetic hormones have a different set up and sometimes additional atoms such as sodium or sulphur and therefore they act differently to our own natural hormone . Bioidentical hormones are 100% identical to the chemical structure of estradiol, progesterone and testosterone found in the human body, as a result, they fit their hormone receptor sites perfectly so their messages are translated properly and their effect are more consistent with the normal biochemistry of the body.

Treatments with naturally occurring hormones are considered True Hormone Replacement therapies, whereas hormone treatment with synthetic hormones should be considered a Hormone Substitution Therapy.

Conditions that BHRT can treat:

  • Menopause treatment and symptoms
  • Perimenopause treatment
  • PCOS treatment
  • Osteoporosis treatment
  • Premenstrual syndrome treatment
  • Thyroid management
  • Premature ovarian insufficiency management
  • Weight loss
  • Stress management
  • Vitality and energy increase
  • Libido enhancement
  • Natural face rejuvenation
  • Non-surgical hair restoration
  • Have poor concentration and brain fog

For women who:

  • Suffer from moderate to severe hot flushes
  • Have reduced bone mass
  • Have entered menopause prematurely (before the age of 40) and suffer from premature ovarian insufficiency
  • Experience other menopausal symptoms
  • Who have emotional symptoms and mood swings associated with menopause
  • Have depression or anxiety associated with menopause
  • Have loss of libido
  • Have poor concentration and brain fog
  • Want to help support their skin collagen

Symptoms may include:

  • Hot flushes or night sweats
  • Mood changes, such as low mood or anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Low libido
  • Problems with memory and concentration 
  • Vaginal dryness and pain, itching or discomfort during sex Headaches 
  • Mood changes, such as low mood or anxiety
  • Joint stiffness, aches and pains 
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Itchy skin dry eyes
  • Hair loss

What About Men?

Hormones are just as important for men as they are for women. In fact, both men and women produce the same hormones, only in different amounts.

Andropause, the male equivalent of menopause, has begun to attract more attention from the media and medical community in recent years. Men entering middle age may report a loss of ‘joie de vivre’ – many may start to question their lives, their relationships and their work.

Amongst other conditions we specialise in, we offer expertise in treating patients with

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Hair loss
  • Low libido
  • Fatigue or lack of energy
  • Night sweats or hot flashes
  • Memory loss
  • Mood swings or irritability
  • Heart palpitations
  • Muscle loss or weakness
  • Sleep apnea or insomnia
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Constipation or increased bowel movements
  • Increased body fat
  • Gynecomastia (development of breasts in men)

 Common hormonal imbalances in men include:

  • Andropause. Also known as the male menopause, andropause occurs as men grow older and their testosterone levels decline.
  • Adrenal fatigue. If your stress levels remain high for a prolonged period of time, your adrenal glands can't produce enough of the stress hormone cortisol.
  • Hypothyroidism. When your thyroid gland is underactive, it's not producing enough thyroid hormones.
  • Hyperthyroidism. An overactive thyroid gland results in high levels of thyroid hormones and an increased metabolism

Treatment Schedule for Bioidentical Hormone Treatment

First Testing: Initial testing with Doctors Laboratory **Please Note: 

We test hormone levels before prescribing and on an ongoing basis. The hormone testing that we do is not available on the NHS and please understand that we, therefore, will not ask the NHS to carry this out. If you have had blood tests done recently with your NHS GP please bring all recent/relevant test results with you to your appointment.

Blood tests or urine tests for hormones may be done when your symptoms have changed

2-3 Weeks

  • Initial Consultation with Dr Rafiei
  • Test results explained in person or over the phone
  • Treatment plan devised
  • Medication delivered to your door

3 Months

  • Repeat Blood tests
  • Second Follow up consultation with Dr Rafiei
  • Review Progress and treatment with test results

6 Months

  • Repeat Blood tests
  • Third follow up consultation with Dr Rafiei
  • Review progress and treatment with test results

9-12 Months

  • Repeat Blood tests
  • Ongoing follow up consultation
  • Review progress and treatment with test results
  • Dr Rafiei will decide when further reviews should take place (either 6 months or 12 months

JR Medical is a clinic with over 25 years of professional experience in the cosmetic industry. All treatments are administered by an experienced professional and include a free follow-up consultation to review your treatment as part of our ethically responsible service.

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