There is growing evidence worldwide to suggest supporting your body through the use of bio-identical hormones, vitamin supplements and stress management can positively improve health and wellbeing. Our aim is to offer an holistic and interactive service to our patients, with a focus on the effect of thyroid imbalance as well as the importance of female hormones, including management of low testosterone, melatonin and cortisol. We will also test for the main vitamins and minerals in order to offer advice on the best evidence-based way to correct and manage any deficiencies.
Male menopause (andropause) is when hormone levels, in particular testosterone, gradually decline with age.
The use of the terminology ‘Bioidentical Hormone’ therapy has aroused much controversy and heated debate over the past 20 years, often with much criticism and unreferenced claims from the various parties.
Decreased libido or low sex drive in women is much more common than in men. It is invariably wide reaching and multifactorial. Loss of sexual desire is the most common form of sexual dysfunction among women of all ages. The proportion of women with loss of sexual desire generally increases with age.
Menopause is generally understood as the time when a woman’s menstruation stops and her natural hormones decline. This decline affects not only oestrogen, but includes progesterone which is important to maintain hormonal balance.
Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a condition that affects more than 75% of women during their reproductive years. It is defined as an array of physical and emotional symptoms that develop after ovulation and before the onset of menstruation.
Osteoporosis is a global public health problem. The lifetime risk for a woman to suffer an osteoporotic fracture is 30-40%. In men the risk is about 13%. Osteoporosis affects more than half of women and nearly a third of men over the age of 60.
The thyroid gland is a butterfly shaped organ located in the front of the neck. It mainly regulates the production of thyroid hormones, which control the body’s metabolic rate. Thyroid imbalance can arise from the thyroid being underactive (hypothyroidism) or overactive (hyperthyroidism).