Dr Sister offers a specific hormone balancing consultation service. Keeping hormones balanced is vital to overall health and wellbeing.
Hormones are chemical compounds formed by the glands and are carried via the blood to other parts of the body. When hormones reach their target they stimulate that part of the body to function more vigorously. If hormones are balanced, the body is able to do miraculous things such as regenerate new tissue, create energy and fight disease.
From our mid-twenties the rate of cell renewal slows, moisture levels drop and collagen production is reduced, causing loss of elasticity in the skin. Women’s hormone levels begin to fluctuate at around the age of 40 during the perimenopause, the stage before menopause when the ovaries begin to produce less oestrogen. Although this is a natural part of the ageing process, it doesn’t always happen in a balanced way. The amounts of particular hormones can vary leading to imbalances which can cause symptoms such as weight gain, hot flushes, migraines, constipation, depression and skin can lose its youthful quality.
During your initial 1 hour consultation, Dr Sister will assess your symptoms – discussing your concerns, and taking a full medical and family history. A blood sample will be taken which is tested to measure your hormone levels.
Once the results are processed you will have a follow up appointment and at this stage we will discuss your results and suggest any treatment Dr Sister feels is necessary in order to re-balance your hormones and get you on the road to recovery.
Dr Sister specialises in prescribing Bioidential hormones*, these are man-made and have the same chemical structure as the hormones created by your body, therefore they’re easier to metabolise. They’re generally of plant origin but are processed in a lab to enable them to be taken in safe doses. The difference in our approach compared to HRT is that it’s bespoke. HRT is generally aimed at restoring oestrogen, but with bespoke hormone balancing it’s possible to create a plan, or compound (a specific mixture of ingredients) that’s specific to your needs.
Your treatment plan will be totally personal, bio-identical and tailored to your individual results – as everyone’s hormone levels and symptoms will vary.
A specialist prescription will be created according to your results. Regular follow-up appointments and tests may be necessary as your hormonal balance is fine-tuned. If you are issued with a prescription Dr Sister and the pharmacy will ensure you have the correct information on how and when to take your hormones.
Note: Generally hormone prescripions are for three months and follow up consultations and possibly blood tests will be required before new prescriptions are generated. If extra repeat prescriptions are required an administration fee will be incurred.
* Our Bioidential hormones come from a specialised and regulated pharmacy. Bioidential hormone replacement therapy is a regulated service, but because it is bespoke to each patient, it cannot be licensed.