BHRT Clinic

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 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.

BHRT 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.

FEMALE HORMONES

Oestrogen

Is the main hormone which controls a woman’s journey through puberty, fertility and menopause. Oestrogen regulates body temperature, improves quality of sleep, improves memory function, maintains collagen levels in skin, increases libido, reduces the risk of heart disease and maintains bone density.

Chemical structure of the hormone oestrogen

Progesterone

Is an essential balance for Oestrogen. It has a naturally calming effect which can improve mood and sleep. It also has a diuretic effect and reduces bloating and breast tenderness. It stabilises blood sugars and improves energy and endurance. It also protects against endometrial cancer and fibrocystic breast disease.

Chemical structure of the hormone Progesterone

Testosterone

Usually thought of as a male hormone, more Testosterone is produced by the ovaries than Oestrogen – and it is essential to female well-being. It improves memory, increases motivation, libido, bone density, energy, strength, muscle mass, and promotes a sense of well-being.

Chemical structure of the hormone Testosterone

DHEA

Is produced by adrenal glands and is the present in higher amounts in the human body than any other hormone. It is converted into both Oestrogen and Testosterone and normal levels are essential to maintain brain function and memory, support the immune system and promote well-being.

Chemical structure of the hormone DHEA

Pregnenolone

Is often referred to as the ‘mother hormone’ as it sits at the top of the hormone production tree. Low levels are particularly associated with poor memory and word-finding difficulties.

Chemical structure of the hormone Pregnenolone

Melatonin

Is the sleep hormone. It creates the day/night rhythm and is also a powerful antioxidant. It relaxes muscles, relieves tension and stress and lowers blood pressure. It provides a sense of serenity and supports the immune system.

Chemical structure of the hormone melatonin

MALE HORMONES

Testosterone

Often referred to as the hormone of virility, it is necessary for erections ejaculation and fertility. It stimulates libido, improves muscle mass, improves muscle tone, and reduces fat. It improves memory, increases motivation, bone density, energy, and promotes a sense of well-being.

Chemical structure of the hormone oestrogen

DHEA

Is produced by the adrenal glands and is present in higher amounts in the human body than any other hormone. It is converted into both Oestrogen and Testosterone and normal levels are essential to maintain brain function and memory, support the immune system and promote well-being.

Chemical structure of the hormone DHEA

Pregnenolone

Is often referred to as the ‘mother hormone’ as it sits at the top of the hormone production tree. Low levels are particularly associated with poor memory and word-finding difficulties.

Chemical structure of the hormone Pregnenolone

Melatonin

Is the sleep hormone. It creates the day/night rhythm and is also a powerful antioxidant. It relaxes muscles, relieves tension and stress and lowers blood pressure. It provides a sense of serenity and support the immune system.

Chemical structure of the hormone melatonin

Treatment process

Although the patient’s treatment will be completely bespoke, the patient journey with us will follow a specific route.

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