As you have gotten older, have you started to notice unwanted changes to your everyday health that you cannot seem to pinpoint a cause for? A normal side effect of the natural aging process in shifts in hormonal levels, which have a major impact on overall health and regulating bodily functions. These frustrating declines in hormone levels can make you feel unlike yourself, but bio-identical hormone therapy may be able to help. This treatment method can help restore and maintain balance to hormone levels. Explore the benefits of this treatment method during a consultation with our team at Optimal Health & Wellness at our California location in Pasadena.
What Is Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy?
Bio-identical hormone therapy is a treatment method to restore and maintain balance to fluctuating hormone levels. As we age, hormone levels naturally shift, which can have a frustrating change on everyday wellness and bring a range of unwanted changes.
Indications that you may be experiencing hormonal changes or deficiencies include:
- Anxiety and/or panic attacks (#1 reason for fluoxetine)
- Breast cysts
- Decreased bone mineral density (#1 cause of bone loss)
- Difficulty falling and/or staying asleep
- Dry or brittle or thin skin
- Heavier menstrual bleeding (#1 cause of hysterectomy)
- Heightened PMS symptoms
- Hot flashes or other rapid body temperature changes
- Lowered sex drive or libido
- Mid-abdominal weight gain
- Ovarian cysts
Both men and women may experience symptoms related to hormone deficiencies, but they manifest differently for each person.
What Could I Expect from Treatment?
While there are a variety of different options for bio-identical hormone therapy available, our California team uses bio-identical hormones derived from natural plant sources. These hormones mimic and “replace” the ones in your body. The most common hormones we use are:
- Estriol (E2 and E3)
Bio-identical hormone therapy may be administered in a variety of methods, but it is important to remember to be diligent with your treatment plan. Results will vary for each person, but the best results are experienced when you are consistent with your treatment. It may also take some time to enjoy your results as your levels are balanced, but continuing treatment may help maintain the levels.
Am I a Good Candidate?
Both men and women may be candidates for bio-identical hormone therapy. It is most often recommended to men and women as or after they experience andropause and menopause, retrospectively.
A consultation with our team at either of our locations in California can help ensure you may be able to benefit from this treatment method. As each person has different experiences with hormonal changes, hormone therapy is approached uniquely for each person.
Schedule Your Consultation!
Ready to refresh your daily life and restore balance to your health? Contact us today at Optimal Health & Wellness and schedule your consultation to learn more about bio-identical hormone therapy! Our team proudly serves California with locations in Monterey Park and Pasadena, and we are committed to helping you feel your best in your everyday life.