In general, the doctor will not require a blood test prior to commencing you on treatment. This is because hormonal fluctuations are best represented by your symptoms over a period of time rather than a blood test at one point in time. Once you begin the treatment program, the doctor may organise blood testing for you as a monitoring tool. Of course, certain patients with pre-existing conditions may require screening testing prior to treatment.
The reason BHRT is a preferred choice by so many women is because their chemical and molecular structure are the same as the hormones the body produces. In addition, BHRT is derived from plant sources (wild yam) making it a more natural alternative.
The doctors and clinical team at AMC take into consideration a women’s weight and symptoms before prescribing a dose that best suits a patient. The dose can be adjusted, which is a tremendous bonus especially in per-menopause where hormones are fluctuating regularly. A standard dose often leaves patients with symptoms of overload or insufficiency which is not ideal. If this occurs, a compounded BHRT may offer an even greater benefit as the dose can be adjusted according to a patients needs.
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