A Cheshire-based doctor is leading the fight to bring a new lease of life to the menopause and empowering patients to embrace the change with Bio-Identical Hormones.
Dr Martin Kinsella, otherwise known as the Hormone Doctor from Re-Enhance Clinic in Cheshire has tailored a new, and unique treatment that mimics natural hormone production to alleviate those uncomfortable menopause symptoms and give patients life changing results, as they enter the ‘golden years.’
After a certain age, the human body naturally begins to change for both men and women, and the depletion of hormones in the body paves way for some very uncomfortable side effects, that can last for years.
In women, as oestrogen levels drop, they begin to experience hot flushes, irritability, low libido, vaginal dryness, and depression to name a few. These symptoms can begin years before the periods stop (known as perimenopause), and last many years after the periods stop, in most patients.
Male menopause, also known as Andropause happens with the decline of testosterone production in the body. Similar to women, symptoms typically include irritability, depression, low sex drive and insomnia. But men can also experience a loss of muscle mass and fat redistribution. These symptoms typically last for around 15 years.
There are treatment options available to combat the effects of menopause, including the combined HRT pill, and even antidepressants. However, a lot of these treatments are ineffective and have been known to make symptoms worse, by not addressing the problem or even worse, causing a hormonal imbalance.
Bioidentical hormone replacement is a pioneering new field in medicine and advances in the field have shown that the use of bioidentical hormones can help to alleviate the symptoms of menopause and counteract the effects of ageing and disease in both men and women.
It works by mimicking the production of a patient’s natural hormone production, to replenish deficiencies. Hormones are the most powerful chemical messengers in the body that help regulate daily functions, including mental and physical wellbeing, sleep patterns, and even sex drive.
Prescriptions for Bio ID are bespoke based upon a patient’s individual needs. The needs are identified following a full assessment and a blood test. Following the initial consultation, a follow-up consultation is arranged to discuss results and set out a tailor-made treatment plan based on prescriptions needed.
Dr Kinsella comments: “Menopause is a fact of life, and it shouldn’t be feared. It is simply just our body changing and adapting to a new chapter. Unfortunately, the depletion of hormones makes these natural changes very challenging for the body.
Everybody is different, but many patients experience symptoms such as hot flushes, depression, and insomnia simultaneously and this can last for years. Although it happens to everybody, it’s very common for patients to feel isolated and alone as they try to battle through, not knowing what treatments are available to help them.
Previous treatments of menopause have been ineffective, and often make symptoms of menopause worse. Channel 4 conducted a survey and found that almost 3,000 women had been prescribed antidepressants to treat menopause. This is shocking to me as menopause is a very personal thing, there is no ‘one size fits all treatment and antidepressants only worsen symptoms as patients become dependent on them.
Bio-Identical hormones are a real breakthrough in the treatment of menopause for both men and women. Prescriptions are unique to the patients’ individual needs and are designed to help the body cope with the changes, alleviating many of those uncomfortable and difficult symptoms.
Many patients have commented on the difference the Bio ID treatment has made. Many of them have noticed a lot of relief in symptoms, and even feel empowered, confident, and ready to face their new chapter in life.”
One patient who has undergone Bio ID treatment with Dr Kinsella is Julie Green, who suffered from menopause symptoms for years and didn’t agree with the standard HRT route.
“I suffered from menopause symptoms for a few years, irritability, hot flushes, joint pain, and memory loss to name a few. I didn’t want to go down the HRT route as I don’t believe one pill fits all.
I had a consultation with Dr Kinsella, and after a simple blood test, he was able to determine what I was lacking. I have been on a combination of oestrogen gel, progesterone, and vitamin D tablets for a little over three months now and have experienced a remarkable difference in my overall mood and well-being; even the hot flushes are a lot less frequent.
Dr Kinsella and his team are still on hand and monitor me closely with regular blood tests to check my levels. I feel like my old self again, and I can’t thank the team enough.” Says Julie.
Dr Kinsella adds: “As a practitioner, this is all I can hope for, and I want to make this available to more people. Nobody should fear or suffer through menopause, it’s completely natural, and I want people to know that there are treatment options available.”
For more information, please visit: https://www.bioidhealth.com