Located just 15 minutes from Oldham, the Menopause Clinic is a leading local expert in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy – or BHRT – is the most advanced version of hormone replacement, it can help women at what can be a challenging time, providing hormone replacement that is natural and perfectly tuned to what their individual body needs.
Standard hormone replacement has been available for some time, but the BHRT option is truly beneficial.
By opting for bioidentical products you are only using hormones that are identical to those that would be produced in the body; the body therefore fully accepts them quite naturally.
This is very different from synthetic products that are based on chemicals and are lab created simulations of what the body needs.
Standard hormone replacement has been available in and around Oldham for some time and it has some success – however, BHRT builds upon this to provide truly tailored results.
Bioidentical hormones can also be tailored to the individual, this especially true when administered through a true expert such as BHRT specialist Deborah Vines at the Menopause Clinic.
The service is bespoke, but also stress free – it involves just a single one-on-one consultation per year and the hormones can then be sent to you from your local pharmacist. Deborah would also hold regular reviews via phone to check whether any slight tweaks should be made to your medication.
BHRT As A Menopause Treatment
Hormone replacements can be suitable for anyone who is experiencing the impact of the body’s changes as we age – this can be to address issues such as drop in libido, memory loss and ageing of the skin.
However, assistance with the symptoms of menopause and perimenopause is the most common use for hormone replacement and it is in this area that we specialise.
We provide full treatment and advice for women at either stage – menopause or peri.
Please see us whenever you first start suspecting you have the signs of either stage. There is some evidence that the perimenopause is coming earlier to women in general, this means we see some clients from a relatively young age.
Whatever age, we can assess whether our tailored hormone treatments may be of assistance and ensure that are perfectly balanced for whatever stage your body has reached.
The earlier someone seeks BHRT treatment the better as it can lessen the impact of this ongoing time of change in the body. The hormone depletion is tackled earlier, the impact on the body, and also mental health reduced.
The Four Step Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Process
We follow a four-step process to ensure clients have bespoke hormones that match their requirements.
- Contact the Menopause Clinic to arrange an initial consultation with trained expert Deborah Vines.
- A consultation will be held, this typically around 45 minutes. It would be at our Heywood clinic, just 15 minutes away from Oldham via the M60 or A627(M). We would discuss your medical history and also take a blood sample for lab analysis, this enables a completely accurate picture of your current hormone levels to be ascertained.
- The test results are received back from the lab – this is often possible inside two days. We would then contact you to talk through the results and suggest a treatment plan and prescription. The call is not bad news, it is a call that puts you on the path to being able to manage the menopause with far greater control and far less impact on your sense of wellbeing.
- The prescription is sent to your pharmacy of choice, from there you can either collect in person or have them delivered.
And that is it – it truly is that simple! For the client, one consultation and blood test leads to a fully personalised BHRT plan – by the time you are home we will have started the process of sending the sample for anlaysis.
Six weeks later, we would pine you to discuss how the treatments are working, in some rare cases it may be that a slight tweak to the hormone prescription is suggested.
At six months, a further phone consultation is held and this then enables us to send you the prescriptions for the rest of the year.
After a year, the process repeats itself as an annual face-to-face consultation is required for a prescription. Of course, we will already know you by this stage but it is still valuable to get a new sample to see how your natural hormone balance has changed.
What Goes Into A Bioidentical Hormone Package?.
The hormones we provide to clients are made from natural plant oestrogen and based in a substance known as Diosgenin.
Hormones in BHRT are designed to rectify the body’s reduction in oestrogen, progesterone and testosterone – all three of these can be heavily depleted during the menopause.
By the time we are 40, oestrogen can be almost completely depleted, progesterone very low and testosterone at around half its former level.
However, a bespoke service does not treat all women as the same – no two women will have exactly the same levels of depletion or the same requirements. For a hormone replacement treatment to work it needs to specifically replace the hormones that have been depleted for that individual.
Our carefully balanced BHRT treatments are delivered as creams, lozenges and capsules.
If you are interested in further information about BHRT therapy, or would like to book in a consultation with specialist Deborah Vines, please contact us as Menopause Clinic – one of the few Manchester clinics to offer this important form of treatment.
Please call us today on 01706 691 683 or via email to book in an initial consultation.
A town in Greater Manchester, Oldham rose to prominence during the Industrial Revolution.
Oldham grew in importance because of the textile industry, though this has since disappeared with the last mill in the town closing in 1998.
Oldham is now modern, but retains the interesting architecture from the 19th century.
Those with connections to the town include Sir Winston Churchill, Eric Sykes, Bernard Cribbins and Mark Owen of Take That fame.