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Hormone Therapy

Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) – Bio-identical hormones are structurally identical to those produced naturally by the body.

These can be compounded in a variety of forms including a troche placed in the side of the mouth, capsules, pessaries or in a transdermal cream or gel.

BHRT is used as an alternative to conventional therapies for treatment of menopausal symptoms and decline in hormones associated with ageing.

Hormone imbalances may result in some women experiencing symptoms such as hot flushes, vaginal dryness, weight gain, sleep disturbance and irritability.

During menopause there is a decline in the production of progesterone and oestrogen and other hormones and this may result in these symptoms.

Your doctor will assess your pathology results and recommend a specific dose for you of each hormone that is required to bring these levels back in to the normal or premenopausal range.

Examples of compounded BHRT your doctor may recommend:

Troche

  • Progesterone 100 to 400mg
  • BiEst (Oestriol 80% Oestradiol 20%) + Progesterone + Testosterone + DHEA (Dehydroepiandrosterone)

Capsules

  • 7-Keto DHEA/DHEA
  • Progesterone

Transdermal Cream

  • TriEst (Oestriol 80% Oestradiol 10% Oestrone 10%) transdermal cream
  • BiEst (Oestriol 80% Oestradiol 20%) transdermal cream
  • Progesterone transdermal cream
  • Pregnenolone transdermal cream

Other hormone disorders:

Vitamin D Deficiency

  • High strength Vitamin D capsules (i.e. 25 000 to 50 000 unit capsules)

Thyroid Disorders

  • Natural (porcine) thyroid extract capsules
  • T3 (liothyronine) SR capsules