Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is available for those in Saddleworth through the Menopause Clinic.
The clinic is led by Deborah Vines, a true expert and specialist in BHRT treatments. A bespoke set of hormones will be created to work perfectly with your body and minimise the impact of diminishing levels of key hormones.
Hormone replacement, and specifically BHRT, can be used for a number of stages of life and health requirements. However, the most common benefit is for those undergoing menopause or perimenopause, and that is our area of specialism at the Menopause Clinic.
Hundreds of women from Saddleworth and across the northwest have entrusted us to create the hormone blend that can help minimise the symptoms and impact of this challenging life stage.
You will be treated as an individual, while there are similarities between women undergoing menopause, everyone is unique and everyone requires a different, tailored blend of hormones.
This is achieved through a detailed consultation and leading analysis of your blood sample to assess your current hormone levels. The hormones are then delivered through prescription, either mailed to you or via collection at your local dispensary.
Only one visit to our clinic is required per annum – this annual check ensuring that the hormone blend is still ideal for your needs, after all, your body will be changing and so subtle alterations to the BHRT blend may be required.
Benefits of BHRT
Both the menopause and earlier perimenopause stage have a huge impact on women, they can lead to tiredness, stress, loss of libido and many other symptoms besides.
While this stage of life might be unavoidable, that is not to say that all these symptoms have to be simply accepted.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy tackles the root cause, addressing the reduction of hormones and the impact this then has.
Hormone replacement therapy has of course been around for a while, but bioidentical hormone replacement takes this to another level.
The hormones are perfectly matched with those hormones your body would be making, rather than purely synthetic approximations. The body absorbs them much more readily, they are in tune with what the body needs.
The BHRT hormones might be compared to eating fruit and vegetables compared to taking a vitamin pill – for all the value of vitamin supplements, they do not work as well as simply eating a healthy diet.
BHRT is that balanced diet, the hormones you need in a natural format.
The hormones can be of value from the moment you begin to experience the very first stages of perimenopause and, increasingly, this can be in the early 30s.
There is value in starting BHRT as soon as the first symptoms are shown, why wait for things to get bad or the impact to be extreme?
However, there is still huge benefit for those who are further into menopause and have not undergone any form of hormone replacement. You do not have to simply go on suffering.
The hormones address the depletion in key hormones such as oestrogen, which can be almost completely gone into a person’s forties, while other hormones are also greatly diminished.
BHRT Replacement Process
For those living in or around Saddleworth, the process of undergoing BHRT is straightforward.
Contact the Menopause Clinic to arrange a consultation with Deborah Vines, an expert in these treatments.
You would then make the short journey to our clinic in Heywood, just down the motorway, to have an open and honest discussion about the impact menopause is having. A blood sample would also be taken, this then sent away for analysis at a specialist lab.
We receive the results back and contact you to talk through the results and our suggested BHRT plan. Assuming this is agreed, we create the bespoke blend of hormones matched to your needs.
The prescription is sent to a pharmacy of your choice – the hormones can also be delivered directly to you.
We would also hold follow-up conversations with you to ensure the hormones are having the expected impact; in some cases minor tweaks can be made to further enhance results.
After a year, the process is repeated.
The Hormones in our BHRT Treatments
The hormones in BHRT treatments are created from natural plant oestrogen and are based in a wonderful substance called Diosgenin.
We create bespoke BHRT treatments that are based on you and your body, not on a generalised example of someone of your age. This ensures the hormones work precisely with your body.
The BHRT treatments we provide are easily taken, coming in 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 an initial consultation.
Saddleworth is a parish in the borough of Oldham, it has a population of just over 30,000 as of the 2011 census.
Saddleworth became a home for cotton spinning in the time of the Industrial Revolution.
The area has a number of interesting festivals and events, including Yanks Weekend (to mark the filing of the 2001 Hollywood film Yanks), Yorkshire Day in protest against the Local Government Acts reorganisation of the area in 1972 and Sadd Fest, which spotlights artists and musicians and raises money for charity.