Hormones are responsible for controlling almost all body processes. However, as we age, our hormone levels tend to go out of balance. Are you suffering from hormone imbalance symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, and sexual dysfunction? Then you might benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) offered by Dr. Christopher Tiner in Pasadena, CA. BHRT is a customized therapy that can restore your natural balance and make you feel young again.
What Is BHRT?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
BHRT is the art and science of using bioidentical hormones to minimize symptoms associated with hormone imbalance and deficiency. Instead of using synthetic hormones, the therapy utilizes bioidentical hormones structurally identical to those naturally produced in your body. As a result, you can experience significant benefits without worrying about potential side effects caused by synthetic substances.
Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant sources. In bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, the common hormones used are progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone. These bioidentical hormones are strategically used to alleviate your symptoms and help you achieve your personal wellness goals.
An Effective Solution for Age-Related Hormone Imbalance
Hormone imbalance can cause unwanted changes in the body’s sexual, mental, and physical functions. Therefore, mature men and women undergo bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to restore their youthful energy, vigor, and balance. Because BHRT is fully customized and geared towards improving the overall quality of life, it’s no wonder why many men and women going through menopause and andropause seek this therapy.
A Simple, Discreet Treatment
We perform BHRT by using hormone pellets that are inserted into your skin. Pellets are a top choice for the therapy because they closely mimic your body’s natural delivery of hormones to various organs. After the insertion of hormone pellets, hormones are constantly delivered into your bloodstream. As a result, you will experience gradual improvements in your symptoms as your body restores its natural balance and receives the hormones it needs.
A Customized Therapy To Restore Your Youthful Balance
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be used to address many health and wellness concerns. However, most of the therapies are aimed towards alleviating the hormone imbalance symptoms caused by aging. For example, we use BHRT to restore optimum testosterone levels in mature men with low sex drives. For women, we alleviate the symptoms of low estrogen due to menopause.
Before you undergo the therapy, keep in mind that we aim to treat the root cause of your imbalance. We can minimize your symptoms, but the overall goal is to provide you with optimum hormone balance. Therefore, we’ll need to acquire a baseline reading of your hormones, evaluate and study each of them, and develop a customized treatment plan.
The Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
It’s no secret that hormone balancing therapies offer many benefits to menopausal women. Some of the benefits mature women can expect from the therapy include:
- Stronger sex drive
- Better mental clarity
- Thicker hair
- Healthier skin
- Improved digestion
- More energy during the day
- Better sleep at night
Just like women, men can also experience a decline in hormone levels due to aging. The symptoms of testosterone deficiency in men are pretty similar to those in menopausal women. For this reason, mature men seek hormone treatment to reduce loss of muscle mass, night sweats, low sex drive, and erectile dysfunction.
Men who suffer from chronic health conditions such as diabetes or high blood pressure may also experience a sudden decline in testosterone levels. With hormone replacement therapy, men can experience benefits such as:
- Increased energy
- Improved muscle mass and strength
- Boost in sexual performance
- Better confidence and mental clarity
What’s the Best Time To Undergo BHRT?
Mature men and women choose to undergo hormone replacement therapy to reduce the unpleasant symptoms of aging. However, younger candidates may feel the need to undergo the therapy due to hormonal imbalance or deficiency. The best time to consider this treatment is whenever you feel that you don’t have a natural balance that allows you to live life to the fullest.
To get started with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you can consult with our team and talk to us about your health and wellness goals. Then, we can make recommendations to address your unique symptoms and make you feel better.
Women who are undergoing menopause can significantly benefit from hormone therapy. Menopause occurs when there’s a sudden decrease in hormones responsible for preparing the body for pregnancy. The symptoms of menopause include the absence of menstruation as well as unwanted symptoms like hot flashes, vaginal dryness, fatigue, unexplained weight gain, and more.
By restoring a natural hormone balance, women undergoing menopause can experience a decrease in their symptoms and live a better life.
Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
Estrogen and progesterone levels may increase during certain days of the month, causing premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Young women experiencing PMS may complain about unexplained mood swings, acne, fatigue, severe headaches, and more. To reduce these symptoms, we use hormone replacement therapy to stabilize hormone levels without affecting natural cycles.
If women experience menopause, men can experience andropause. This condition is characterized by rapidly declining testosterone levels that cause fatigue, loss of motivation, sexual dysfunction, abdominal weight gain, and more. Additionally, when testosterone levels are much lower than expected, men may become prone to illnesses and feel less satisfied with their lives. However, with the help of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, mature men can restore balanced hormone levels to feel like their young selves again.
What Can You Expect From the Treatment Process?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a customized treatment that takes into account your personal goals, current health status, and baseline hormone levels. Nevertheless, it is a straightforward process.
During your initial consultation, we identify your symptoms, discuss your medical history, and talk about your personal goals. Once we have determined these factors, we will proceed with measuring your hormone levels to determine what your body needs.
Testing is essential in making a proper diagnosis and treatment plan to manage your hormone imbalances or deficiencies. With testing, we can determine, for example, whether you have symptoms of estrogen excess that overlap with symptoms of progesterone deficiency.
To pinpoint the root cause of your symptoms and determine specific imbalances, we will need to conduct tests to measure your hormone levels. Once we have determined any imbalances and deficiencies, we can design your treatment plan and start the therapy.
In our practice, BHRT is performed by inserting hormone pellets that closely mimic the body’s natural way of delivering hormones to your bloodstream. A hormone pellet is about the same size as a whole grain. We insert the hormone pellet just beneath the skin, in hidden areas such as the buttocks or upper hip.
Restore Your Natural Balance and Feel Young Again
Are you ready to reclaim the feeling of youth and vigor? Our goal is to make you look and feel your best regardless of your age. If you have been experiencing symptoms related to aging and hormone imbalance, you may be an ideal candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Contact us at the office of Dr. Christopher Tiner in Pasadena, CA today to learn how you can take advantage of hormone replacement therapy and bring out the best in you.