Men’s Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHRT) - Light Touch Clinic
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Men’s Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

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A hormone imbalance in men affects their testosterone levels, leading to a range of common complaints like fatigue, loss of muscle bulk, poor concentration, infertility and more. BHRT allows these hormones to rebalance and provides respite from male testosterone deficiency.

Melissa French, Medical Aesthetician and CoolSculpting Practitioner

BHRT is a natural hormone therapy treatment whichrebalances hormones and testosterone levels in patients, providing relief from a range of symptoms impacting overall health and general wellbeing.

The process differs from more common synthetic hormone treatments as bioidenticalscompletely replicate a patient’s naturally occurring chemical structure. This means the hormones used in BHRT are identical to the hormones which are produced in your body.

This makes the bioidentical therapy process far more effective atrestoring hormone imbalances which cause manytestosterone deficiency symptoms like a loss muscle mass, increased body fat, shrunken testes and more.

Testosterone Deficiency and Andropause

Testosterone is a class of hormone known as androgen and isproduced by the testicles. It regulates many male characteristics including maintaining red blood cell levels, bone density and muscle mass. It is also vital for sexual and reproductive functions and aids mental and physical energy.

Testosterone levels peak in males during their late teens and begin a steady decline of about 1-2 percent per year from age 30 and onwards. Once men near middle age,and testosterone production is at its lowest, they enter andropause, sometimes referred to as the ‘male menopause’.During this time men can suffer from noticeable mental andphysical changes as their hormones become imbalanced.

Not all men will experience symptoms, but common complaintsof a testosterone imbalance include:

  • Fatigue
  • Loss of muscle bulk and muscle weakness
  • Night sweats
  • Infertility and erectile dysfunction
  • Shrunken testes
  • Low libido
  • Swollen breasts
  • Irritability
  • Poor concentration and memory loss
  • Withdrawing from life and general sadness
  • Shrunken testes
  • Anaemia

Identifying Testosterone Deficiency

To ensure male bioidentical hormone therapy is suitable for you, you will first be invited to have a consultation with one of our Bioidentical Hormone Specialists, Dr Natalie Blakely or Dr Cherry Armstrong.

A blood sample will be taken during your consultation and sent off to our laboratory for analysis. If a hormone imbalanceis diagnosed, your doctor will hormone therapy plan that precisely matches your body’s needs.

You will typically receive your treatment in the form of weekly injections.

Other Common Symptoms of Hormone Imbalances

Relief from andropause symptoms is one of the most common uses of BHRT in our male patients, but many menalso undertake the therapy to treat a range of other issues linked with low testosterone production including a low sex drive, weight fluctuations and insomnia:

Low Sex Drive

Testosterone is extremely important for regulating a man’s libido as it is responsible triggering the brain to produce nitric oxide which is required for an erection. Males with deficient testosterone levels may find it difficult to get or maintain an erection or have little to no sexual desire.
Male hormone therapy can rebalance testosterone which in turn aids the production of nitric oxide in the body, helping restore sexual desire and increasing your sex drive.

Weight Gain

A hormone imbalance can affect the way your body regulates weight, making it more and more difficult to lose weight through diet and exercise. This is especially true as you get older, with testosterone levels and other hormones which help to control weight fluctuating before eventually decreasing.

Using a custom compounded hormone treatment like BHRT can help to naturally regulate the body’s process of managing weight, making it easier for you to control your weight through a healthy diet and regular exercise.

Insomnia

Insomnia and general difficulties with sleeping is common in men with testosterone deficiency. This is because of fluctuations in your hormones, most notably your progesterone levels, which helps promote sleep.

While there could be many factors causing a sleepless night, such as diet and stress, getting yourtestosterone in balance is important for a good night’s sleep.

BHTR can help regulate these ‘sleep-promoting’ hormones, helping your body be more capable of rest and relaxation.

Treatment Availability

For more information on Bioidentical Hormones, or to book a consultation, please contact our award-winning Surrey clinic directly on:

T: 01932 849 552

E: info@lighttouchclinic.co.uk

In your private consultation with Dr Natalie Blakely, she will make sure the treatment is right for you and discuss all possible side effects associated with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

Easy access from London

Being located within the M25, our clinic is under an hour away from London Waterloo Station. Simply catch a regularly departing South West Train to Weybridge and our clinic is a leisurely walk from the station or a quick taxi ride.

Woking and Surrounding Areas

We are also only a 20 minute train ride away from Woking, Walton-on-Thames, Chertsey and Virginia Water.

Light Touch Clinic Patient Pathway

  1. At the Light Touch Clinic, our team of doctors are dedicated to helping you rebalance your hormones and optimising your health through hormone replacement therapy. To begin with, you will be invited to consultation with our GP Dr Cherry Armstrong.
  2. If a testosterone deficiency is suspected, you will be recommended to have a blood test.
  3. You will be invited back to the clinic to discuss the results in private with Dr Cherry Armstrong within the week. If a testosterone deficiency is discovered, Dr Cherry Armstrong will talk about how we can rebalance your hormone levels through hormone replacement therapy.
  4. If you are happy to go ahead, a bespoke hormone replacement plan will be put together and explained to you.
  5. You will be reviewed in 4 weeks time to see how you are getting on with your treatment and to make any tweaks to ensure you are getting the best possible result.

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Why choose Light Touch Clinic?

point 1 We are a multi-award winning, doctor led clinic
point 2 Award winning customer experience
point 3 Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered medical clinic.
point 3 All BHRT treatments are carried out by Bioidentical Hormone specialist Dr Natalie Blakely or Dr Cherry Armstrong
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Men’s Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is effective for treating:

  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Andropause (male menopause)
  • Bowel Problems
  • Incontinence
  • Weight fluctuations
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Insomnia
  • Low sex drive
Treatment Summary

DISCLAIMER: Everyone is unique. This means that sensitivity periods, treatment plans, treatment results and their longevity will vary from patient to patient. The information on this page is based on the average treatment experience. For more accurate information, you should make a consultation with one of our experts.

No. of treatments Ongoing
Procedure Time Consult is 1 hour
Anaesthetic n/a
Sensitivity Period n/a
Back to work n/a
Full Recovery n/a
Duration of results Ongoing
How does it work?
FAQ's
Who Will I See?
How does it work?

You will be invited to an initial consultation with Dr Cherry Armstrong, our Men’s Wellness Consultant. During your consultation you will complete thorough medical questionnaire and discuss your symptoms. or.

If you are suitable for treatment, a blood test will be arranged. Following the results of your blood test, Dr Cherry Armstrong will prescribe a course of testosterone treatment tailored to your unique deficiency.

This will be monitored and maintained for as long as you wish to continue treatment.

 

 

FAQ's

Can diet and exercise changes help testosterone deficiency?

Whether you decide testosterone therapy is for you or not, it is important to know there are many ways you can improve the symptoms associated with testosterone through diet and exercise. Resistance training can build muscle mass, increase bone strength, and keep off fat, while walking can keep the cardiovascular system in shape. Fatigue may be related to solvable sleep problems or a lack of nutrients in your diet.

How is testosterone taken?

At the Light Touch Clinic we do not believe in a one-size-fits all approach. Your prescription will be tailored specifically to your unique needs. We find that a weekly, slow-release injection is the best method. Quick and discreet we can administer your dose at a time to suit you on the weekend. However, we appreciate that injections are not for everyone. As a result, we offer bespoke compound creams as an alternative.

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Who will I see?

Your initial consultation will be with Dr Cherry Armstrong our resident GP and Men’s Wellness Clinic lead.


*Disclaimer: patient results and treatment experiences may vary.

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