Our hormones naturally decline with age leading to a variety of symptoms. These can include poor memory, hot flashes, low libido, sleep disturbance, depression, irritability, fatigue, weight gain, reduced strength and muscle mass. Most of these are easily treated by bringing hormone levels back up to youthful levels. Bioidentical hormones are molecularly identical to the hormones produced by our own bodies, unlike conventional hormone replacement which often uses synthetic forms. Patients report that these forms are better tolerated leading to improved wellbeing without side effects. Dr Dara Thompson is extensively trained in bioidentical hormone therapy, and always strives to prescribe the perfect dose to controls symptoms and contribute to vibrant health with the lowest possible risk.
The bioidentical hormones are provided in a variety of forms including creams, gels, tablets lozenges and injectables. They include:
– Estrogen including estradiol and estriol (AKA bi-est)
– Natural thyroid including T-3 and T-4