Dr Cherry Armstrong, Medical Director
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 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 and physical changes as their hormones become imbalanced.
Not all men will experience symptoms, but common complaintsof a testosterone imbalance include:
To ensure male bioidentical hormone therapy is suitable for you, you will first be invited to have a consultation with our Bioidentical Hormone Specialist 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.
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.
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 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 your testosterone in balance is important for a good night’s sleep.
BHRT can help regulate these ‘sleep-promoting’ hormones, helping your body be more capable of rest and relaxation.
For more information on Bio-Identical Hormones, or to book a consultation, please contact our award-winning Surrey clinic directly on:
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In your private consultation with Dr Cherry Armstrong, she will make sure the treatment is right for you and discuss all possible side effects associated with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
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Men’s Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is effective for treating:
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.
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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.
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.
Your initial consultation will be with Dr Cherry Armstrong our resident GP and Men’s Wellness Clinic lead.