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The Bowen Clinic The Bowen Technique in Robertsbridge, East Sussex

Natural Bio-identical Hormone Balancing

Our hormones are key regulators of body function. They affect not only our sexuality but our moods, metabolism, weight, energy levels, sleep patterns and our ability for our bodies to control inflammation and protect itself from many of the diseases of old age such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, Alzheimers and various forms of cancer.

Pre-menopause and peri-menopause, age 40-50 approx
If you are experiencing unexplained weight gain, fatigue, mood swings, loss of libido, fibroids, tender or lumpy breasts, endometriosis, PMT, foggy thinking, migraines, very heavy or light periods, cold hands and feet or a combination of these symptoms and are female and aged between approx 35-50 years old you may be suffering from pre-menopause syndrome. You may have been told by your doctor that they are "nothing" or due to stress or even early onset menopause and offered surgery, anti-depressants, unnecessary contraception or even prescription hormones.

Many, many women in this age group are suffering from hormonal imbalance, which has come about due to their exposure to synthetic hormones, environmental toxins, stress, dietary deficiencies and lifestyles. It is often mis-diagnosed and poorly treated by doctors. There is however a wide range of laboratory tests that will help diagnose the underlying causes as well as well researched and proven natural alternatives that will allow you to restore your mental, physical and gynaecological health.

Similarly for women in the peri-menopausal and menopausal years who are suffering from hot flushes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, skin thinning, poor memory, low energy and who are concerned about the possible risk of osteoporosis, there are natural, bio-identical hormone alternatives to HRT, which are effective and carry no risks.

If you would like to know more about natural hormone balance, using Bio-Identical Hormones, and whether it could help reduce your symptoms then please call for an appointment. Following a detailed questionnaire and blood or saliva tests for hormones, thyroid function and cortisol levels if necessary, your symptoms will be assessed and advice given on the likely cause and treatment options. Information on diet, supplements, lifestyle and environmental toxins will also be given to allow you to make an informed choice on maintaining and restoring hormonal balance and health.

Poly Cystic Ovary Syndrome and Endometriosis
These debilitating conditions can often be treated successfully using a combination of diet, and natural hormone balancing.

Postnatal depression
Postnatal depression can often be treated almost instantly by the use of natural progesterone cream which can then be tailored off with out side affects when it is no longer needed. It will not cause harm to mother or baby.

Weight Gain
Weight gain that is particularly difficult to shift is often a result of hormonal imbalance, thyroid problems and metabolic imbalance due to blood sugar imbalances. This may also disrupt sleep patterns and affect mood, energy dips, and induce sugar, coffee and/or alcohol cravings. As women transition through pre-menopause and menopause many will experience weight gain due to hormonal changes.

A full hormonal assay, adrenal stress test and thyroid panel which is rarely used on the NHS will identify any imbalances. Similarly high cholesterol, triglycerides, CRP and homocysteine are markers of metabolic imbalance which can be tested and then rectified by adopting the appropriate diet.

The Metabolic Balance Programme is ideally suited to this as it offers a individual and bespoke plan developed specifically for the individual depending other blood markers, biometrics, medical history and personal food preferences. You will also be supported through the programme by your own coach to help ensure you achieve the results desired.

Sleep patterns, energy levels and depression
Our hormones are direct regulators of sleep, energy levels and depression. An imbalance in cortisol, melatonin, serotonin, and other hormonal precursors will affect the quality of sleep you experience, your energy level and feelings of depression. Being oestrogen dominant is a major cause of mood swings, depression, anger, sadness, tearfulness and anxiety and is often experienced as pre menopause progresses towards menopause. Natural Hormone balancing with Bio-identical hormones, diet, supplementation and lifestyle modification can successfully alleviate these symptoms, with no side effects.

If you would like a consultation to determine if we could help you feel better please call 07958 325441 or contact us via the contact page on the website.

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