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Natural Bio-Identical Hormones HRT

Contrary to common belief, bio-identical hormones have been around for thousands of years. The Chinese were the first to extract hormones from plants. Back in the 80's, an American Doctor, Jonathan Wright, started to use them in his patients. Their use spread from his clinic to all over America and many parts of the world. Many women want a natural BHRT to treat the symptoms of perimenopause, menopause and ovarian dysfunction. Natural hormones offer relief of symptoms such as: hot flushes, night sweats, sleeping difficulties, depression and tiredness, symptoms common in Menopuse. They offer better protection against heart disease, osteoporosis, and dementia. They bring back the libido and maintain youthful looks hair and skin.

What are Bio-identical Hormones?

They are real hormones extracted from natural sources such as wild yam and soy beans. They have the same molecular structure as the hormone produced by our bodies. It's so different to other forms of HRT; these hormones don't interfere with your own body hormones production. Their action works by topping up the levels of your own hormones. This is a very important quality which doesn't cause side effects such as weight gain. Although they are safer than a synthetic hormone, regular checks and lifestyle changes are necessary to make sure the levels are kept right. There is no 100% guarantee, and just like any other medicine, the treatment needs the supervision of a doctor and the selection of the right patients. Hormones work as a team and when there are deficiencies they can change into another hormone to correct the unbalance. This quality is only present in Natural Bio-identical Hormones.

The preparations are tailor made for each individual based on their blood test results.

The presentation is in the form of topical liposomal gel or in a vaginal pessarie , or under the tongue lozenge. This way of administration allows the hormones to go straight into the blood stream bypassing the liver. This way of entering the body helps to reduce the risk of thrombosis and heart disease.

Natural hormones action takes place quicker than synthetic hormones.

This is not replacement therapy, as they don't replace your hormones. They increase the blood levels of the hormones you already produce, this is the reason why they have a rejuvenating effect, by their effect your levels of hormones will go up to the levels of someone 10 years younger.

To book a consultation regarding our bio-identical hormone treatments please call The Wimpole Medical Centre 0207-935-8277 now or e-mail us through our enquiry form.


What hormones are important?

There are over a 100 types of hormones produced by the body that have been discovered in recent years, but their use has been neglected. Hormones are the most important sources of energy the body has. They regulate every function of the body including metabolism, mitochondria and brain function (thyroid, estrogens, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, HGH, melatonin among others), body temperature, body weight, body composition lean and fat mass, energy levels and confidence, falling in and out of love and libido.

The hormones needed in a day to day life are; the sex hormones such as male and female which are found in men and women (estrogens, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA), but differ in the blood levels of a hormone such as testosterone is present in men and women, but the blood levels are 10 times higher in men, the same happens with estrogens which is the hormone found more in abundance in women and at very low levels in men.

Who needs hormone balancing treatment

We are all subject to fluctuating levels of hormone production from an early age, both male and females. These changes are more obvious during adolescence and ones mid-thirties when there is a physiological decline very sharp in women; the peri-menopause, that is the period of time 10 years before the menopause, and finally the menopause in women defined by the cessation of periods and high levels of LH and FSH (which are releasing factors that are produce by the brain and stimulate the ovaries to produce hormones).The prolonged use of the contraceptive pill puts the ovaries to rest and young women can experience symptoms of menopause such as hot flushes, lack of libido, tiredness, poor memory and cellulite.

In men, the decline of hormones is more gradual (unless they are suffering from hormones deficiencies such as an underactive thyroid that can interfere with the production of testosterone), when the decline of testosterone occurs, during the midlife, is known as andropause. A lot of younger women can suffer from hormonal disorders at an early age such as: menstrual period irregularities, polycystic ovaries, ovarian cysts, uterine fibroids, endometriosis, fertility problems. There is a natural decline of hormones with age, but there are other factors that can affect the production of hormones such as:

  • extreme stress
  • too much exercise
  • poor nutrition
  • pollution
  • abuse of control substances
  • alcohol
  • smoking.

The prolonged use of the contraceptive pill can have effect on your hormone production levels, libido and can cause premature ageing.

So anyone can be suffering from Hormones Unbalances, at any age. In the clinic we see patients from 18 to 80+.

How do I know if I have problems with my hormones?

If you are suffering from any of these symptoms your hormones could be out of balance:

  • Tired or exhausted all the time or at specific time of the day, first hour in the morning or evenings
  • Weight problems
  • Memory and concentration problems
  • Mood swings
  • Lack of zest for life
  • Lack of confidence
  • Depression
  • Unable to cope with stress
  • Hair loss, brittle nails
  • Poor Sleep
  • Hot flushes and night sweats
  • Lack of libido
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • High cholesterol

To book a consultation regarding our bio-identical hormone treatments please call The Wimpole Medical Centre 0207-935-8277 now or e-mail us through our enquiry form.

Benefits of bio-identical hormones

  • Higher levels of energy
  • Sharper Memory and concentration
  • Elimination of tiredness and fatigue
  • Better sleep and life quality
  • Weight Loss
  • Increase of muscle mass, and loss of fat
  • Greater exercise performance
  • Enhanced sexual performance
  • Stronger Immune System (protection against bacterial, viral, fungal infections)
  • Lower Blood pressure if high or increase blood pressure if too low
  • Lower Total cholesterol, Higher HDL, lower LDL
  • Stronger bones
  • Younger thicker skin, less wrinkles
  • Better hair
  • Happiness and sense of wellbeing

How do I find out if my hormones are out of balance?

Very often when patients come to see me they know they have problems with their hormones, and very often use the term " feeling hormonal ". This means they feel out of tune, tired or exhausted unable to cope with life.

Some of them these symptoms are are a result of the normal hormones declining, due to the ageing process such as the menopause and andropause. Unfortunately, there is an increasing number of young male and female adults that have been suffering from hormone unbalances, dating back to childhood and adolescence, where they may have somehow been robbed of happiness, a quality of life and success. I see more young men with hormones deficiencies, most commonly thyroid affecting their testosterone production and young women exhausted all the time, lacking libido, with weight problems as a result of ovarian dysfunction. The good thing is that these problems can be fixed. I find it extremely rewarding to be able to bring back them to a happy and successful life at work and emotional relationships.

Balancing the hormones is like tuning a musical instrument, it is necessary to do a proper clinical, and endocrine assessment, a physical examination and obviously blood test in blood and urine. To identify the right hormones deficiency is of paramount importance in terms of success on the treatment, too much or too little of them causes symptoms, so the secret is in finding the right balance.

Nutrition plays an important role in the activity or function of the hormones. Quite often people panic about getting old and rush to the gym exercising for hours, not eating the right diet to enhance the hormones production, they could be doing more harm than good as if they are already suffering from deficiencies they are using the little amount of energy left (using more hormones). As a result there is an acceleration of the ageing process. During exercise, men use a lot of testosterone and women use estrogens and testosterone, so too much exercise can cause premature ageing.

Estrogens deficiency symptoms

  • Hair loss
  • Pale skin
  • Wrinkles
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings, depression, PMT
  • Poor memory
  • Low libido
  • Hot flushes, night sweats
  • Small, droopy breast
  • Menstrual cycle irregularities
  • Recurrent cystitis
  • Joint pains
  • Dryness of eyes, mouth and vagina (painful intercourse)
  • Osteoporosis

Benefits of Estrogens treatment

The duration of the treatment depends on the cause of the deficiency. Improved quality of life, younger looks, better hair, thickened skin and less wrinkles by stimulating collagen and water retention in the skin, it eliminates hot flushes and night sweats, stops mood swings and depression. The memory for language and concentration is also largely improved, or reverted back to normal if no other nutritional or hormonal deficiencies present. Good energy levels especially in the evenings, better sleep, protective effect over cardiovascular system, reduces cholesterol, reduces cystitis, and more pleasure during sex and fuller breasts are some more of the effects. 

To book a consultation regarding our bio-identical hormone treatments please call The Wimpole Medical Centre 0207-935-8277 now or e-mail us through our enquiry form.

Progesterone deficiency symptoms

  • PMS (water retention, tender breast before periods)
  • Anxiety
  • Heavy periods
  • Painful Periods
  • Large cystic breast
  • Large distended abdomen
  • Swollen feet and ankles
  • Uterine Fibroids

Benefits of Progesterone treatment

Progesterone is produced during the second part of the menstrual cycle after ovulation, it has a calming effect, it helps sleep, gets ride of water retention, it improves sexual desire, lowers cholesterol, protects the breasts and uterus against estrogens excess so as a result less risk of developing uterine fibroids, endometrial cancer and breast cysts.

Testosterone deficiency symptoms

  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings, Bursting into tears for no reason
  • Low libido
  • Sexual dysfunction in men (short and weak erections)
  • Depression
  • Impaired memory
  • Cellulite
  • Increase fat mass and low lean mass (small and poor muscle tone)
  • Thinning of bones
  • Piles
  • Varicose veins
  • Bruising
  • Joint pains
  • Wrinkles
  • Hot flushes and night sweats
  • Lack of confidence and leadership
  • Poor memory for mathematics
  • Difficulty in falling in love

Testosterone treatment benefits

  • Improves energy
  • Confidence at work and relationships
  • Enhancement of sexual desire
  • Good Erections
  • Better memory
  • Improves muscles tone and mass
  • Thicker skin
  • Eliminates joint pains
  • Reduces cellulite
  • Feel good factor, helps depression

Thyroid deficiency symptoms

  • Depression
  • Bi-polar syndrome
  • Intolerance to cold weather
  • Weight gain ( a small % can be very slim)
  • Poor circulation
  • Tiredness to exhaustion
  • Sleepy
  • Poor memory and concentration, foggy brain
  • Headaches
  • Water retention
  • Constipation
  • Joint pains
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Hair loss
  • Joint pain and stiffness
  • Dry skin
  • Dementia
  • Heart Disease

Benefits of Thyroid treatment

One the most complex and common deficiencies that go undiagnosed. Treatment with thyroid hormone restore to normal energy levels unless adrenal glands are compromised, weight loss, it lowers blood pressure and cholesterol, cardiovascular system protection, improves circulation, improves digestion and bowel function, improves brain function, including restoring memory and concentration to normal unless there are other hormonal deficiencies or underlining illness.

Adrenals dysfunction symptoms

  • Fatigue, burn-out syndrome
  • Difficulty in copping with stress, anxiety, panic attacks
  • Sore throat, flu-like symptoms, fever
  • High or low blood pressure, or drop in blood pressure when standing up
  • Low cholesterol
  • Low blood sugar (mood swings, aggression)
  • Dizzy spells
  • Stiff and painful joints
  • Craving for sugar or salt
  • Premature ageing, loss of face volume, weight loss
  • Gastrointestinal inflammation, Irritable Bowel
  • Allergies to food or medications
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Loss of hair and skin pigmentation (Vitiligo)
  • Loss of libido

Benefits of Adrenals treatment

Restore energy levels, eliminate joint pains, weight gain, calm an able to cope better with stress, improves allergies, skin eczema and asthma. Eliminate joint pains, improves memory. Stops low blood sugars and low blood pressures. Well being factor.

To book a consultation regarding our bio-identical hormone treatments please call The Wimpole Medical Centre 0207-935-8277 now or e-mail us through our enquiry form.

Some testimonials from happy bio-identical hormone customers are:

Mr Richard James - 02/07/13

“Dr. Tregear has helped me overcome symptoms of weight gain, extreme exhaustion and sexual dysfunction by meticulously treating my hormones imbalances. She is not only a brilliant doctor, but also a wonderful and sensitive person. I am not sure how my general mental and physical well-being could have improved without her. I recommend her services to everybody. ”

Mrs. Dorothy Brown - 04/05/13

“I have been coming to see Dr. Tregear for 20 years now and have been very happy with the treatment she has prescribed for me. I really appreciate her straightforward approach and she is very knowledgeable in the field of hormone therapy. She gives her all attention and discusses every aspect of your health in detail and also provides a humorous approach, which I appreciate. I felt the benefit of using natural hormones as I was very anxious at the prospect of taking synthetic HRT, which has side-effects. I shall continue to see Dr. Tregear as I feel I am in "safe hands " and I like to build up a relationship with her. ”

Mrs. Linda Britton - 11/03/13

“Dr. Tregear has been a wonderful doctor – unique in focusing and treating hormone deficiency. Other doctors were quick to prescribe anti-depressants when all that was needed was the proper hormone balance. There are very few doctors that specialize in this area and I believe she provides an invaluable service. My energy levels, skin care and libido have all returned thanks to Dr. Tregear " for making me happy I don't need anti-depressants and sleeping tablets anymore.”

Mrs. Mark McQueen - 15/04/13

“I was brought to see Dr Tregear by my mother who noticed that I was too emotional and low after ending my relationship with my girlfriend of one year, sex hasn't been great in spite of being just in my twenties and the anti-depressants didn't help in this way. After having a hormone check-up I was found to be thyroid deficient as a result of very low iodine in my body and poor nutrition. I was relieved that Dr. Tregear could fix all that and I manage to finish my university course.”

 

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