The Menopause Clinic is the leading choice for those seeking an HRT Clinic in the northwest.
HRT – hormone replacement therapy – is highly specialised. At Menopause Clinic, led by the highly experienced Deborah Vines, we create tailored blends of hormones that are perfectly tailored to an individual’s needs.
We also specialise in HRT therapy at the stage of life when it is most commonly required – women in menopause and earlier perimenopause.
At our clinic, we actually go beyond HRT and use the more sophisticated BHRT or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. As the name implies, these are hormone replacements that are identical to those the body would be producing, rather than the approximations of a more standard HRT. This ensures the body accepts them more readily and also they have greater impact.
Every client gets a fully tailored blend of hormones, these are formulated once a sample has been taken to assess your depletion and the precise mix of hormones you require.
However, the treatment is straightforward – you only need to visit the clinic once per year, and all follow-up appointments can be via phone, Zoom or similar.
We are proud to have helped many hundreds of women across the northwest, helping them manage what can be a challenging time of life and minimising the impact menopause has on their life.
At an appointment you will be treated as an individual – while there may be some commonalities between those in menopause, there are just as many differences and everyone has a different hormone depletion. This is why the move to have over-the-counter menopause treatments might not be the positive many believe them to be – these will not be tailored to an individual’s needs.
We make the process easy. The hormones can be delivered to your door through a pharmacist or you can collect from your local pharmacy. They are typically ready within days of your initial consultation.
Benefits of BHRT
Both menopause and perimenopause have a dramatic impact on women and symptoms can include tiredness, loss of libido, stress and more.
Menopause may be a natural part of life but this does not mean the symptoms have to be suffered – especially when so many of the consequences can be rectified through the use of BHRT.
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 is an advance that builds on what has gone before, as with all medical improvements it creates greater gain. The hormones are more in-tune with what your body would produce naturally, they might be compared to a natural, healthy diet as opposed to taking dietary supplements. The supplements do have value, but they are not as healthy as the perfect diet full of the right choices of natural foods.
BHRT is that natural choice. It is that balanced diet, the hormones you need in a natural format.
We most commonly see women who are experiencing full menopause, but these treatments can be of great benefit as soon as you get the first signs of perimenopause – why wait for things to get ‘bad’? Furthermore, by tackling hormone deficiency early, you build an ongoing relationship whereby you continually get hormones suited to your needs throughout the entirety of this stage of your life.
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 the north west, 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 a consultation with specialist Deborah Vines, please contact us as Menopause Clinic – one of the few north west 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.