BHRT Clinic & Treatment
Historically, Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) contained synthetic hormones, non-identical in structure to hormones in the body which often caused side effects.
BHRT is an alternative treatment to HRT which uses natural hormones derived from plant sources and identical in structure to the hormones produced in the body. They tend to be associated with fewer side effects and can be very effective at enhancing wellbeing and slowing aging.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a treatment that includes body identical and bioidentical hormones, and The Hormone Clinic prescribes both depending on symptoms or individual choice.
Body identical hormones are licenced, regulated, and produced by pharmaceutical companies in set doses. They are available on the NHS and can be very effective for some patients. However, they do not suit everyone being more of a “one size fits all” approach.
Bioidentical hormones are prescribed by skilled hormone specialists in a bespoke formulation according to individual needs and are produced by compounding pharmacies.
There are doctors in the media who imply that compounded BHRT is not regulated. This is not true – in the UK as it must be manufactured under regulation 167 of human medicines 2012 regulations. The pharmacy must be certified as a compounding pharmacy and have good manufacturing practice (GMP) and compounding practice (GCP). All individual hormones are made with quality certificates.