Bioidentical Hormones

For whom are bioidentical hormones suitable?

  • For young women with menstrual cycle complaints
  • For women with strong PMS complaints (pre-menstrual syndrome)
  • For women aged between 40 and 55 with menstrual cycle and/or autonomic nervous system disorders in the peri-menopausal stage
  • For women going through the “change”, early or later stage of menopause from the age of 55
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Which complaints are bioidentical hormones helpful for?

Oestradiol (Oestrogen) und Progesterone 

The previously proven and positively secured characteristics of Oestradiol (Oestrogen) and progesterone are very comprehensive. For example, hormone replacement therapy can help with the following complaints brought about by hormones:

  • Depression/fluctuations in mood
  • Problems with capacity of memory/ability to concentrate
  • Difficulties falling and staying asleep
  • Hot flushes
  • Weight gain
  • Water retention
  • Hair loss
  • Stimulation of the collagen and bone metabolism
  • Menstrual cycle complaints in young patients
  • PMS (pre-menstrual syndrome)
  • Recurring headaches linked to the menstrual cycle
  • Decreasing libido
  • Joint pain
  • Irregular heart beat and/or palpitations
  • Lack of drive/loss of power and quality of life

What are the risks?

    • The risk of breast cancer when using biological hormones remains the same, in other words it does not rise! Because: A woman’s own hormones, which are produced for around 40 years in the ovaries do not increase this risk.
    • The risk of thrombosis is also not increased.
    • The risk of bowel cancer when using biological hormones reduces.
    • The positive influence of biological hormones on the vessels, bowel and bones also reduces the mortality risk.

In terms of molecular structure, bioidentical hormones are absolutely identical to the body’s own hormones which are produced in the ovaries.

Hormones are the body’s own substances, the effects of which are now precisely known. They are produced in the body’s own glands and control vital functions in the body. Hormones have an evolutionary effect but no side effects.

With synthetic hormones, on the other hand, the molecular structure has been intentionally changed. They could therefore be described more like “synthetic substitutes with a hormone-like effect”. These synthetic hormones have been prescribed to many women in recent years. Their numerous side effects have cast hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in a negative light.

Bioidentical Hormones – Consultation Process

  • Make an appointment with our practice: → contact us
  • During the appointment, I will conduct an in-depth discussion about your complaints.
  • The hormone status will then be determined by way of a blood test. This may be possible on the same day or on another specific day in the menstrual cycle.
  • We will discuss whether a gynaecological investigation including ultrasound is required to rule out disease in the internal genital organs before starting the application of bioidentical hormones.
  • After assessment of your hormone analyses, we discuss in a second appointment or telephone call the application and dosage of bioidentical hormones tailor-made for you and order the hormones for you.
  • After around 8-12 weeks, I request that you come to the surgery for another appointment. Ideally, a hormone level measurement should be carried out 2 hours after taking your bioidentical hormone. We discuss to what extent your complaints have improved under the bioidentical hormone therapy and possibly make an adjustment to the dosage of your hormone capsules.

Notes

  • The costs might be covered by your health insurance fund under the basic insurance. Please contact your health insurance fund before the start of a hormone replacement therapy.
  • The hormone capsules consist of cellulose and the capsules contain olive oil with the hormone solution inside. The olive oil is important for the absorption of the hormone via the small intestine and its lymph channels. This ensures that the liver is bypassed and not additionally burdened.