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Are you suffering menopause symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, low libido, lack of energy, poor sleep…the list goes on?

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You might say “What is your solution? I’ve tried them all!"

We imagine you might have tried some of the following…

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And all of these took time and cost money but none of these seemed to work!

Yes, we know thousands of women in Australia who have been there and done that.
You’ve tried them all too…but you don’t feel like any of these satisfactorily relived your symptoms and maybe you’ve wondered…

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Is there a menopause treatment that really works?

We have good news for menopause sufferers looking for a more natural approach that has been effective in treating menopause symptoms for thousands of women across Australia!

Over the past 15 years more than 80,000 Australian women have trusted and benefited from bio-identical hormone treatments prescribed by our doctors at the Australian Menopause Centre and are back to feeling fabulous again.

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What Are The Expected Results?

We’ve successfully treated thousands of Australian women and we can have you feeling great again too, usually within a short period of time of starting your tailored personal program.

What are Bio-Identical Hormones and How Do they Work?

Great question! Our comprehensive treatment program includes access to Bio-identical hormones, also known as body-identical hormones, which have exactly the same chemical and molecular structure as the hormones that are produced by your body.

The Bio-identical hormones are derived from plants (Mexican wild yams), your body absorbs and uses them just as it would if it was still producing these hormones itself. Our tailored treatment programs are available throughout Australia with comprehensive medical care from us whether you live in Bondi or Broome.

Our doctors have many years combined experience in the treatment of menopause so you will be in good hands, with our team providing dedicated patient care support and clinical monitoring every step of the way.

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Why Consider Australian Menopause Centre?

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Our treatment program is individually tailored just for you by our doctors

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Effective treatment with bio-identical hormones - a more natural plant derived option

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Regular follow-up & monitoring by our patient care team to ensure you are getting the most out of the program

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Telephonic consultations and advice, at a convenient time and place for you

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We have over 50 years of combined medical experience helping women on their menopause journey

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Applying latest research findings to improve patient outcomes

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Our 5 Step Menopause Treatment Program

We have successfully treated thousands of Australian women using more natural therapies and we can have you feeling great again too.

step 1First we arrange a FREE no-obligation phone consultation with one of our experienced doctors. This session is to talk with you about how you’ve been feeling, the symptoms of menopause you’ve had so far and of course to answer any questions you may have.
step 2Your doctor will create a treatment program specifically for you getting your body back in balance and having you feeling ready to take on the world again.
step 3We’ll send everything you need anywhere in Australia, so you can get started straight away. This also means you don’t have to travel either, so you can get experienced care without any inconvenience.
step 4Once you’ve started your treatment program, we’ll follow up with you soon after to make sure you’re on your way to feeling great.
step 5As your treatment program progresses, we’ll continue to check in with you to make sure everything is going well and we can make any adjustments as required. Your wellbeing is our #1 priority.
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Menopause can be a difficult time for many women, so let us help you bring back the good feelings of being in balance again.
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How Long Does The Treatment Take?

Women will experience varying symptoms depending on the particular stage of their menopause journey and depending on what symptoms they present with and how they will respond, the duration of treatment is as much individualised as the treatment itself.

As there are different types of hormonal imbalance, treatment will rely upon identifying the particular type and therefore relief can be very fast for a large majority of women. A number of women will require adjustments to their BHRT and more regular reviews with our clinical team to achieve the right balance of medication to eliminate symptoms. For example: a woman who suffers the classic symptoms of menopause where they are deficient in progesterone and oestrogen, relief is usually obtained within 7 – 10 days or even sooner.

Women who have specific menopause symptoms but who are also oestrogen dominant may best be treated without oestrogen and may require other supplementation to deal with their oestrogen dominant symptoms such as bloating and fluid retention. This too can often get fast results but may need a bit more time to get the balance right.

Women in peri-menopause may find that relief is a little longer to obtain. Symptoms are often cyclical and response to treatment needs adjusting according to the cycle. No two women present with the exact symptoms throughout a cycle and our team will ascertain what is required at what time of the cycle so that effective relief is obtained.

Generally, whilst certain relief can be obtained quickly, it may take 4-8 weeks to get to a point where maximum relief is achieved. With our many years of experience, patients can be assured they in good hands. The clinical team work alongside our patients, holding their hand every step of the way.

As stated, every woman is different and should not be treated with a one size fits all approach when it comes to hormones. The reason we believe that bio-identical hormones are the best form of hormone replacement is not only because we believe them to be safer, but that they are able to be produced in small doses that can more easily target specific symptoms. In addition, compounded bio-identical hormones have the extra bonus in which doses are adjustable. Why give more than your body really needs to achieve a desired outcome?

It has been said that the average age of menopause is 51yrs however, menopause refers to the cessation of menstruation (periods) one year prior. That is, a woman who has not had a period for one year is considered menopausal. What our clinic observes is more and more women are suffering hormonal imbalance symptoms years in prior to 51yrs, with the onset of menopause like symptoms in their early to late 40’s. Although, most of these women would fall into the category of peri-menopause, many may also suffer the symptoms of oestrogen dominance.

Women can experience symptoms from between 3 to 7 years. Some are more fortunate and suffer for less whilst others less fortunate can suffer symptoms most of their life.

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Is It Safe?

Bio-identical hormones – also known as body identical hormones – are defined as compounds that have exactly the same chemical and molecular structure as the hormones that are produced by your body.

Derived from plants (wild yams), your body absorbs and uses them just as it would if it was still producing these hormones itself. Bio-identical hormones are believed to be safer*.

*Mahmud K. Natural hormone therapy for menopause. Gynecol Endocrinol. 2010;26(2):81-85. Lyytinen H, Pukkala E, Ylikorkala O. Breast cancer risk in postmenopausal women using estrogen-only therapy. Obstet Gynecol. 2006;108(6):1354-1360 Holtorf K. The bioidentical hormone debate: are bioidentical hormones (estradiol, estriol, and progesterone) safer or more efficacious than commonly used synthetic versions in hormone replacement therapy? PostGrad Med. 2009;121(1):1-13. L’Hermite M, Simoncini T, Fuller S, Genazzani AR. Could transdermal estradiol + progesterone be a safer postmenopausal HRT? A review. Maturitas. 2008;60:185-201. Progesterone inhibits growth and induces apoptosis in breast cancer cells: inverse effects on Bcl-2 and p53 B Formby and TS Wiley

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What is the Treatment Cost?

For as little as the cost of a cup of coffee per day, you can be on a specific treatment program that provides you with more natural hormones, comprehensive regular support and information in addition to professional support.

Face-to-face consultations are provided at our Belmore Menopause Centre in Sydney. Alternately, we consult and support patients telephonically in the convenience of their own home no matter where in Australia.

Our telephone consultations are approved according to the technology-based patient consultations regulations set by the Medical Board of Australia. Technological improvements have advanced in recent years enabling us to offer video consultations to patients if they prefer.

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Does Your Treatment Have Any Side Effects?

Side effects from using bio-identical hormones are minimal to non-existent. Your individualised dose is specifically targeted to relieve your symptoms and eliminate any side-effects.

The Australian Menopause Centre has been providing support and care for many thousands of women since January 2003. As of 2018 more than 7000 women are currently on our treatment programs and more than 80,000 women have successfully been cared for.

AMC provides a service that is not only caring and supportive but is not easily found elsewhere. Regular communication, contact and care are given throughout the course of the program, making it unique.

Close to 100,000 women currently receive our regular newsletters and many more choose to be supported on other programs which provide superior practitioner only supplements for women who have chosen to support their health more naturally.

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What Have You Got to Lose?

Well, let's start with your hot flushes and night sweats and your mood swings, irritability and all of the other terrible symptoms of menopause.
Don't suffer any longer, fill out the contact form now to book your confidential free medical phone consultation and start feeling like you again.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the treatment program?
The monthly program fee can be as low as the cost of a cup of coffee per day. We do offer special prices for pensioners or health care card holders.
How long do I need to be on treatment?
Each woman is different and therefore your symptoms will be different and the length of time on treatment will also differ. There is no set time to be on treatment and our goal is to get you into balance and symptom free. In our experience, the best chance of staying symptom free post the treatment program is through a gradual weaning off protocol after balance has been maintained for 3 years.
Is the treatment price covered by medicare or my private health fund?
The treatment program fee is not covered by Medicare but you may be eligible to receive a benefit from your private health fund if you have the right level of cover.
Can my GP provide me with the same treatment?
There are many GPs who will prescribe Bio-Identical (or Body Identical) hormones. When considering treatment, it is important to look for a doctor with substantial experience in the management of hormonal imbalance. Continual follow up and adjustment of the dose to fit with hormonal changes is the key to successful symptom relief.
Do I need a blood test before treatment?

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 will organise regular blood testing for you as a monitoring tool. Of course, certain patients with pre-existing conditions may require screening testing prior to treatment.

Is it recommended to do a saliva test prior to treatment?
In our experience saliva testing has been unreliable when it come to hormone profiles. We recommend blood testing and use this regularly as part of monitoring your progress on the treatment program. However, saliva testing is highly reliable and recommended for the assessment of Adrenal Fatigue or Cortisol Insufficiency.
What is a technology based consultation?
A technology based consultation is where a doctor conducts the consultation with you over the phone or via video link. The consultation would be no different to if you were face to face with the doctor in the consulting room. Treatment of hormonal imbalances does not require physical examination and technology based consultations has made it possible for patients in rural or remote areas to gain access to expert medical care. We follow the Australian Medical Board’s guidelines for technology based consultations to ensure your privacy is secured.
What is included in the treatment program fee?
Your monthly treatment program fee covers all appointments with the doctors, clinical team, naturopaths and nutritionists. It also includes our comprehensive follow up program as well as treatment couriered to your door by the compounding pharmacy. In other words, it is a full-service care package.
Why do so many women choose BHRT?

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.

Compounded BHRT offers an even greater benefit as the dose can be adjusted according to a patient’s needs. 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 regularly, 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.  

What are compounded hormones and are they safe?
Compounded bio-identical or body identical hormones are those that are specifically produced by a trained and qualified pharmacist adhering to strict Australian Pharmacy Board regulations that are specifically prescribed and tailored for the individual use of patients to target their symptoms. We know that bio-identical hormones are the same as those produced naturally by the body. So, we may expect that these would be safer than hormones that are not bio-identical to the human body. How do we know that they are safer? Whilst there are not a lot of large - scale studies, approximately 40% of women in western countries are said to now be using bio-identical hormones rather than synthetic product. The reason for this is that certain forms of synthetic HRT especially those containing synthetic progestins were linked to increased risk of breast cancer blood clots and stroke. A large -scale French study concluded that women using bio-identical oestradiol and bio-identical progesterone did not show an increased risk. Observational studies point to Bio-identical progesterone to be protective and may even prevent breast cancer. Bio-identical progesterone has also been shown to be protective for women with an intact uterus.
Where does BHRT come from and how is your medication made up?
Bio-identical hormones or Body Identical hormones are hormones derived from plants such as the wild yam. They are termed as such because they are chemically identical to the hormones the body produces naturally. Bio-identical hormones have been prescribed by doctors and produced by compounding pharmacies for over 30 years. The advantage of compounding is that it allows the doctor to tailor a dose that is specific to the patient’s needs and at the lowest dose possible. Bio-identical hormones are now also available in limited doses produced by pharmaceutical companies. When considering bio-identical hormones, it is important to speak to an experienced doctor, consider the dosage that is most beneficial for you and a compounding facility that is state of the art with the right quality control in place.
Does BHRT cause weight gain?
Several factors cause weight gain during peri-menopause and menopause. As you age, your metabolism slows down which can contribute to weight gain. Declining levels of Oestrogen can also affect body fat distribution. Drops in Oestrogen may cause an increase in fat mass especially around the abdomen. It is important to note that weight gain is not caused by HRT and symptoms of bloating can be misinterpreted as weight gain. Provided that treatment is tailored to the individual, these symptoms should subside over time.
What is menopause?
Menopause is defined as when a woman has not had a period for 12 months. The age menopause starts varies from woman to woman but generally occurs in the late 40s or early 50s. At this time there is a drop in the oestrogen and progesterone produced by the ovaries which results in women experiencing symptoms such as hot flushes, night sweats, irritability, headaches and low libido just to name a few. 8 out of 10 women will experience the symptoms associated with menopause and most of these can be successfully treated.
Do all women experience the same symptoms during menopause?
Every woman is different and therefore is likely to experience different symptoms and of varying severity. Some women will experience severe hot flushes and night sweats while others are will have difficulties with sleep and moods. It is important to seek help from a doctor who will focus on your individual symptoms and receive a treatment that is tailored for you.
What is the difference between menopause and peri-menopause?
Perimenopause is the transition period leading up to menopause where the ovaries begin to produce less oestrogen. Perimenopause typically begins in the 40s but can start as early as the 30s. At this time, a woman’s hormone levels fluctuate leading up to the point when the ovaries cease to produce eggs and hormone levels drop sharply. Once a woman has stopped menstruating for 12 months she is considered to be in menopause. Similar symptoms are associated with both perimenopause and menopause such as hot flushes and night sweats although symptoms will be much less consistent during the perimenopausal years.
At what age does menopause start?
In general menopause is most likely to begin from the late 40s to the early 50s. The exact time menopause starts for each individual woman varies depending on their family history, genetics, health profile and other factors such as certain medications. Women who have had a hysterectomy will have gone into surgical menopause irrespective of their age.
Do men also go through menopause?
Men also suffer symptoms associated with ageing however this process is very different to what women go through. Whilst women reaching menopausal age will experience a sudden drop off of hormones produced by the body, men see a gradual decease in the hormone testosterone over many years. This is sometimes referred to as andropause. Just like menopause, andropause may be treated by hormonal supplementation. It is important to speak to an experienced doctor.
What are the most common symptoms of menopause?
Every woman is different and will experience different symptoms during menopause. The most common symptoms we see from patients are hot flushes, night sweats, poor sleep, mood swings, weight gain, bloating, headaches and loss of libido.
Is breast pain a symptom of menopause?
More than tow thirds of women will experience breast discomfort. This is a result of hormonal changes mainly during peri-menopause. Breast pain or tenderness can be in one breast or both.
Is fatigue a symptom of menopause?
Change in hormone levels can be a contributor to fatigue during menopause. Falling levels of  Oestrogen and Progesterone can result in fatigue. It is also important to rule out other factors that can contribute to fatigue such as, thyroid problems, heart disease, anxiety and depression.
Is depression a symptom of menopause?
Depression is one of the most common symptoms of menopause. Many women are likely to experience depression during menopause. The increase in risk of a woman developing depression can range from 30% to 5 times the normal risk depending on whether there is prior history of depression.
I am getting headaches at the same time each month. Are they hormonal?
Hormonal headaches are associated with the fluctuations in oestrogen levels during a woman’s cycle. Most women complain of headaches just before their period, this caused by a gradual build up of oestrogen leading up to the period followed by a sudden drop in levels as the bleed starts. Insufficient levels of progesterone mid cycle may also contribute to hormonal headaches.
Is lack of concentration a symptom of menopause?
Yes, this can be a common symptom of both peri-menopause and menopause. Many women going through menopause report that their memory and concentration is not as good as it used to be, this has been shown in various studies and point to a drop in Oestrogen being a possible cause. There is also evidence that memory problem suffered during menopause do not continue post menopause.
Is a woman’s memory worse after menopause?
Studies have shown that memory and concentration problems developed during menopause do not tend to continue after menopause. As many factors can contribute to memory problems it is advised to speak to a health care practitioner if symptoms worsen post menopause.
Is weight gain a symptom of menopause?
Several factors cause weight gain during peri-menopause and menopause. As you age, your metabolism slows down which can contribute to weight gain. Declining levels of Oestrogen can also affect body fat distribution. Drops in Oestrogen may cause an increase in fat mass especially around the abdomen. It is important to note that weight gain is not caused by HRT and symptoms of bloating can be misinterpreted as weight gain. Provided that treatment is tailored to the individual, these symptoms should subside over time.
Is vaginal dryness a symptom of menopause?
Vaginal dryness along with symptoms of vaginal itching, or pain with sexual intercourse are common symptoms of vaginal atrophy generally caused by a drop in oestrogen levels during peri-menopause and menopause. Not every woman will experience the same symptoms or the same severity and various treatment options are available.
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