With hormones specifically matched to your needs, delivered via prescription, we are a leading hormone replacement therapy clinic in Manchester.
Hormone replacement therapy is of course a somewhat wide term – we look to specialise.
At Menopause Clinic, we focus on hormone replacement for menopause and perimenopause, the times in a person’s life when this service is most likely to be of huge value.
We also go a stage further than standard hormone replacement, delivering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, these are hormones that are made to be exact matches of the hormones your body naturally makes, rather than near approximations.
You might think of it like a vitamin tablet vs a healthy diet. A tablet has some benefit, but it does not equate to having a superb diet full of nutrients. The bioidentical hormones are this stage further, the natural diet in this example.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Expertise
The menopause clinic is run by Deborah Vines, a true expert in bioidentical hormone replacement and perhaps the go-to person in Manchester and the northwest.
Deborah is a trained expert in the field of BHRT treatments. Through her understanding and by utilising leading laboratory analysis of your current hormone levels, the perfect blend of bioidentical hormones can be created to minimise the impact of this stage of life.
The process starts with a detailed consultation, this just a few minutes drive from the centre of Manchester.
While there may be some commonalities between those who are experiencing menopause or the earlier perimenopause stage, Deborah also understands that everyone is unique. No two people have the same experience, no two people require the same blend of hormones.
Deborah will talk to you and use her experience but also base the prescription on lab analysis of a small blood sample taken. This is analysed at a specialist facility, and the hormone levels are identified, thus allowing the correct BHRT mix to be created.
This process is in-depth, and yet also expedited, the analysis typically back inside a couple of days and, subject to patient agreement, the hormones are then sent soon after.
Your hormones are then delivered either to a local pharmacy of your choosing, or they can even be delivered to your door.
After this, there will be check-up appointments with Deborah via phone or Zoom, and then, after a year, a new sample is taken.
This annual follow-up is important as naturally your hormone balance will change over time, thus we need to ensure a new blend is made that is still perfectly matched to your needs.
Benefits of BHRT in Manchester
The symptoms of hormone depletion can greatly impact life – a loss of energy, drive, libido and more, there can also be increased frequency of headaches and other health concerns.
Too often, people suffer in silence, when hormone replacement would make so profound a difference – indeed a common refrain from those who see Deborah is a wish they had taken this course of action earlier.,
That said, it is never too late, or is it too early if you believe you are experiencing the first stages of perimenopause? Why wait for things to get worse? Or, if you have been experiencing menopause for some time, why continue to suffer to this extent?
The problem has a profound impact, and yet so much can be done to address it -the hormones are depleted or even missing, replacing these, therefore, helps to mitigate the symptoms.
Bioidentical hormone replacement does as the name implies, it helps to replace the hormones that are depleted, or disappear entirely during menopause.
Hormone replacement is not new, but BHRT takes it a large step further, using hormones that are perfectly in tune with your body, the hormones it would produce naturally, rather than using synthetic approximations. This ensures the body accepts them more readily and that they have a more positive impact.
BHRT Replacement Process
For those living in or around Manchester, 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 in an initial consultation.