A NEW clinic for women facing the menopause is launching in Bromsgrove to help with women cope with the effects of hormone decline and imbalance.
Equilibrium is being started by Kerry Sheldon-Jones who said from her own experience she struggled to get out of bed, was crippled with exhaustion and could not face going to work as her confidence was sapped by mood swings, insomnia, depression and anxiety.
“I felt like my life was literally slipping away from me with all the joy taken out of the things that would usually bring me great happiness such as being outside and active with the people I care about, feeling confident at work, feeling good about my appearance.”
After hearing about a clinic in London treating menopause symptoms with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) she went there to find out more.
BHRT uses plant-based sterols and natural compounds which identically match hormones in individuals’ bodies and Kerry said the treatment enabled her to find her own ‘tailored cure’.
“After signing up for bio-identical hormone therapy I got my life back.
“My energy levels returned, I was sleeping again and just feeling like myself again – the person I knew was there all along and just needed the right kind of help to meet myself again.
“I wanted that for other women.”
When she returned to the Midlands she could not find the same treatment anywhere and talking to friends who were also going through the menopause she found they were experiencing similar symptoms.
Kerry became part of the team which launched Equilibrium, which specialises in hormone rebalance including BHRT.
The team includes two doctors with over 40 years of experience between them and other women who have also suffered because of hormone-imbalance and can speak from first-hand experience about what has worked for them.
Kerry added: “Hormones play such a huge part in who we are and how we cope with life and when they are out of kilter, when they decline or become imbalanced it can cause so much unnecessary suffering.”
She said, by using a holistic approach, the GMC registered doctors could provide patients with a greater understanding, knowledge and choice to address the debilitating symptoms associated with the hormone imbalance.
The team also helps people with a variety of hormone-related conditions and younger women needing to address hormone imbalance issues.
Free 15-minute telephone consultations or half-hour face-to-face consultation appointments at clinics are available where women can go along, talk and find out what might best help their situation.
Visit equilibrium-clinic.co.uk for more information on the Bromsgrove clinic which is based at The Wishing Well in St John Street.