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Where does BHRT come from and how is your medication made up?

The structure of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) – also known as Body-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy – is similar to the biochemical structure of the hormones that your body produces naturally. The active ingredients in BHRT are derived from Wild Yam. They can only be compounded and dispensed if prescribed for you by a doctor as the strength of these hormones can be concentrated to achieve almost any required strength. Your symptoms are mostly dose-specific i.e. the more severe your symptoms, generally the stronger the BHRT required to overcome them. BHRT is made up on a patient by patient basis and is not dispensed in any standard one-size-fits-all dose.

Your BHRT medication will be individually compounded specifically for you as prescribed by our doctors according to the individualised dose and combination you require. If your symptoms change, so too, can your medication be fine tuned to suit your needs.

The benefits of customized compounding of your BHRT include:

  • By providing you with as low-a-dose as you require, side effects or oversensitivity to the treatment can be avoided.
  • Some women have hormone fluctuations and symptom fluctuations throughout the month. The compounding of dosage can accommodate these fluctuations.
  • By providing the minimum dose required, it allows for more simple and speedy weaning off when the time comes
  • All women are different. The dose can be specifically adjusted to suit your individual needs.
  • While weaning off your treatment, minor changes to either or both hormones can be made to achieve a more gradual and balanced reduction process. This will allow your body to better acclimatize to lower hormone levels.

The pharmacies that compounds the medication is a dedicated compounding pharmacies and are amoung the largest compounding facility in Australia. The chief compounding pharmacists are amoung the most experienced in Australia with many years in the field. Only British Pharmacopoeia (BP) or United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) grade products are used. Best practice compounding principles apply and are are regularly reviewed ensuring a high quality at all times.

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