Whether you are a man or a woman, hormone levels naturally decline with age, but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with the unpleasant symptoms low hormone levels can cause. Board-certified physician Jeffrey Lai, MD, practicing in Torrance, California, believes that normal is not optimal, and you should be able to benefit from advanced treatments like bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to relieve your symptoms, increase lean muscle mass, and boost your libido. Find out how BHRT can do this and much more by calling Jeffrey Lai, MD, today or book an appointment using the form on this website.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a treatment that can help restore your well-being if your hormone levels are out of balance.
Everyone’s hormone levels are prone to imbalance as part of the aging process. You might be experiencing signs and symptoms that you put down to getting older, which are actually related to your hormones. These symptoms include:
In fact, any of the signs of aging you experience could be due to hormone imbalance. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) could, therefore, make a significant difference in the way you feel.
BHRT can be invaluable in treating the symptoms of menopause in women and andropause in men.
Conventional hormone treatments for women often use synthetic hormones such as estrogens made from horse urine or synthetic progestins, which don’t exactly match the molecular structure of your body’s hormones.
Bioidentical estradiol and progesterone are sourced from plants and are structurally identical to the hormones in your body. They can be used to naturally optimize your hormones to levels seen in your younger years. Don’t settle for synthetic hormones when there are safer, more natural options that exist to guide you through the aging process. Hormone therapy plays a role in preventing osteoporosis, improving heart health, and improving mood and cognition.
The first stage in getting BHRT is to make sure you’re a suitable candidate for hormonal treatment. A comprehensive medical history is required, as conditions such as a history or family history of breast cancer, blood clots, or heart disease, may require some adjustments to the treatment regimen.
The next stage is a blood draw. Dr. Lai sends a sample of your blood for analysis to measure your current hormone levels. When the results come back from the lab, Dr. Lai can discuss the findings with you before customizing your BHRT medication.
Every patient’s BHRT is compounded to their exact requirements. Testosterone can come in injectable form and topical creams. Estradiol and progesterone can come in topical creams or oral capsules. To ensure that you’re always taking the optimal quantities of hormones, Dr. Lai repeats the testing process at regular intervals. If there are any changes, he can alter your prescription accordingly.
If you’re in the Torrance or Palos Verdes area, and you would like to find out more about the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, call Jeffrey Lai, MD, today or book an appointment online.