Much as we may love to banish it completely, a woman’s menopause is an inevitable part of the aging process which must be endured. And while some women sail through with no side-effects, others can experience uncomfortable and even life-limiting side effects such as hot flushes, night sweats, and weight gain as their body’s natural stores of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone deplete.
The traditional treatment, HRT or Hormone Replacement Therapy was found in a large clinical trial in 2002 to pose several threats to post-menopausal women, especially a greater risk of breast cancer, heart disease and stroke.
Since then, interest in Bio-Identical Hormone treatments as a safer alternative to HRT has increased, and we are delighted to be able to offer this treatment at Euromed.
What are Bio-Identical Hormones?
At Euromed Clinic Center we provide the best treatment for bioidentical hormones in Dubai. Unlike traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy, which is synthetically created using animal-based hormones, bio-identical hormones are biochemically produced to be exactly the same as a woman’s hormones during her reproductive years, even indistinguishable in blood tests.
How are Bio-Identical Hormones different from HRT?
Put simply, bio-identical hormones are a world away from the pharmaceutical drugs traditionally used in HRT. In fact, they are so similar to naturally-occurring hormones they cannot be patented, as their molecular structure is identical. They are therefore completely free of any undesirable chemicals, aiding your wellness from the inside out.
How can Bio-Identical Hormones be taken?
Unlike the patented pharmaceuticals used in HRT, Bio-Identical Hormones can be made in exactly the dose required, thus minimizing any traditional negative side-effects. They are also available in many forms – oral, topical and vaginal – whatever works best for each individual. Using her wealth of experience, Dr Makkawi will be able to plot a personalized treatment pathway that will set you on the road to re-balance as soon as possible.
When should treatment with Bio-Identical Hormones be considered?
Dietary and lifestyle changes should always be explored as an initial form of treatment, but sometimes hormone replacement will be the only option to provide the results you need.
Hormone imbalance can affect both men and women.
Symptoms include, but are not limited to: difficult menopause, PMS and painful or irregular periods, fertility issues, adult acne, endometriosis, PCOS, fibroids, ovarian cysts, abnormal hair growth, weight gain, muscle loss, insomnia, decreased libido, fatigue, insomnia, thyroid dysfunction, bone loss, anxiety, depression, cognitive decline, etc. Men can experience much of the above as well as reduced sexual interest and function, balding, muscle loss, increase risk of heart disease, depression, failing memory and increase body fats.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and crave relief, don’t suffer in silence: make an appointment to see Dr. Hoda as soon as possible.
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Dr. Hoda Makkawi
Consultant Family Medicine and Anti Aging Medicine Specialist Physician
A family medicine, holistic and anti-aging specialist, Dr Hoda Makkawi has more than 15 years of experience and a host of top doctor awards to her name. After her training at Alexandria University, Egypt, Dr Hoda practised in America, where she was given the Top Rated Doctor Award in 2010, as well as an incredible run of form winning the American Top Family Doctor award three years in a row, from 2007 to 2009.Read more