Welcome to Optimal Health & Wellness in Pasadena, CA, where we are dedicated to helping you achieve your highest level of well-being through the power of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT. Our practice is committed to providing personalized solutions that bring harmony and vitality back into your life.
Are you tired of battling the symptoms of hormonal imbalance? We understand that the effects of hormonal changes can be challenging and disruptive, affecting your energy levels, mood, sleep, and overall quality of life. But fear not, because hormone therapy offers a revolutionary approach to restoring balance and rejuvenating your body from within.
What Benefits Does BHRT Have?
Imagine bidding farewell to fatigue and embracing boundless energy as the therapy replenishes your natural hormone levels. Say goodbye to mood swings and enjoy a regulated mood that promotes a sense of inner calm and balance. Enhance mental clarity and cognitive function, as the therapy sharpens your focus and improves your memory. Restore the quality of your sleep, awakening refreshed and rejuvenated each morning, ready to conquer the day ahead.
Reignite your passion and revitalize your intimate relationships with the therapy’s ability to alleviate symptoms of sexual dysfunction, improve libido, enhance sensitivity, and help foster a more satisfying and fulfilling intimate life. This therapy also promotes healthy skin, reducing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines, and restoring a youthful glow. It supports bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis and fractures, and ensuring your body remains strong and resilient.
Understanding Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
What Is It?
The BHRT we offer is a safe and effective solution to help restore hormonal balance in your body. The therapy uses biocompatible hormones that are chosen for their genetic build, as they naturally replicate the structure of human hormone molecules. Using only these hormones ensures that the treatment is highly compatible and well-tolerated. During the treatment, we customize a hormone regimen specifically tailored to your unique needs.
The beauty of BHRT lies in its ability to address a wide range of hormonal imbalances that can occur as we age. Whether you’re experiencing symptoms of menopause, perimenopause, or andropause (male menopause), our personalized therapy treatment can help alleviate a wide range of symptoms.
How Does It Work?
The treatment works by replenishing hormones in your body with identical replicas of those naturally produced. This allows us to restore hormonal balance and alleviate hormonal imbalance symptoms. The treatment involves a comprehensive evaluation of your hormone levels through testing. The bioidentical hormones used in the treatment are derived from natural plant sources and carefully compounded to match your body’s requirements. They’re designed to mimic the molecular structure of hormones such as DHEA, estradiol (E2), estriol (E3), progesterone, and testosterone.
Once administered, these bioidentical hormones interact with the receptors in your body, just like the hormones naturally produced. They help regulate bodily functions, promote cellular communication, and restore overall hormone balance. By restoring optimal hormone levels, the treatment can address a wide range of symptoms. It’s a natural and effective approach to rejuvenating your well-being and helping you regain vitality.
Why Might I Need It?
Menopause is a natural stage in a woman’s life when her ovaries gradually decrease hormone production, leading to a variety of challenging symptoms. One of the key hormones we address during menopause is estradiol (E2), which helps regulate body temperature, mood, and bone health. By replenishing estradiol levels, we can alleviate hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings, as well as overall emotional well-being.
Additionally, we may consider estriol (E3), another estrogen hormone that supports vaginal health and elasticity. Low estriol levels can contribute to vaginal dryness and discomfort, which can be effectively addressed through this therapy. Progesterone is another important menopause hormone. It helps balance the effects of estrogen and promotes restful sleep, reduces anxiety, and supports emotional stability.
Andropause is a natural aging process in men characterized by a gradual decline in testosterone levels, leading to various unwanted symptoms. Testosterone plays a crucial role in maintaining energy levels, muscle mass, libido, and overall well-being in men. By replenishing testosterone levels through replacement therapy, we can alleviate symptoms such as fatigue, reduced sex drive, mood swings, and loss of muscle mass.
In addition to testosterone, we may also address other hormones such as dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), which supports energy production, cognitive function, and immune health. By restoring patients to optimal DHEA levels, we can help improve energy, restore vitality, and help our clients reach new heights of well-being.
Relief From Conditions
For patients who have undergone a hysterectomy, this therapy can help alleviate symptoms that are similar to menopause symptoms, such as excessive sweating at night. By replenishing estrogen and progesterone levels, we aim to enhance your quality of life and provide relief from post-hysterectomy symptoms. BHRT has also shown promising results in patients suffering from anxiety and depression. By optimizing hormone levels, particularly cortisol, and serotonin, we can positively impact mood regulation, reduce anxiety symptoms, and enhance emotional well-being.
If you’re struggling with insomnia, replacement therapy can help rebalance hormones such as melatonin and cortisol, promoting restful sleep and improving overall sleep quality. For individuals experiencing difficulty losing fat and building muscle, the therapy can support your fitness goals. By optimizing testosterone levels, we can increase muscle mass, boost metabolism, and aid in fat loss, helping you achieve a leaner and more toned physique.
BHRT Versus Synthetic Hormones
Synthetic hormones, derived from animal or plant sources, are designed to mimic the structure of hormones found in the human body. However, they are not identical at a molecular level. Patients who receive synthetic HRT may be at risk of developing certain health issues. For instance, synthetic estrogen derived from pregnant horse urine (known as conjugated equine estrogen) has been associated with an increased risk of blood clots, stroke, and certain types of cancer.
Synthetic progestins, another component of HRT, have been linked to side effects such as bloating, breast tenderness, and mood changes. In contrast, bioidentical hormones are derived from plant sources and are designed to match the molecular structure of hormones naturally produced in the human body. This similarity allows for a more harmonious integration and better compatibility with your body’s natural hormone receptors.
Hormonal Imbalance: Symptoms To Watch Out For
While each individual’s experience may vary, there are several common signs to watch out for. Firstly, if you find yourself experiencing fatigue or a lack of energy, it could be indicative of a hormonal imbalance. Mood swings, irritability, and difficulty concentrating are also possible indications that your hormones may be out of balance. Additionally, changes in libido and sexual function, such as a decrease in desire or erectile dysfunction, can be attributed to hormonal fluctuations.
Physical symptoms to be mindful of include unexplained weight gain, particularly around the midsection, as well as muscle loss or difficulty building muscle despite exercise efforts. Hair loss, especially if it occurs at an accelerated rate, can also be related to hormonal imbalances.
Firstly, irregular menstrual cycles, characterized by changes in duration or intensity, can be a clear indication of hormonal imbalance. Mood swings, irritability, and heightened anxiety or depression are also prevalent symptoms that may arise. Additionally, if you find yourself experiencing hot flashes, excessive sweating while sleeping, or vaginal dryness, it could be related to hormonal fluctuations.
Physical symptoms might include unexplained weight gain, especially around the abdomen, as well as hair thinning or loss. Fatigue, low energy levels, and decreased libido can also be attributed to hormonal imbalances.
You may be at an increased risk of developing certain diseases if your hormones have remained imbalanced for an elongated period of time. Scheduling an appointment with us for BHRT can help prevent you from developing these conditions. For women, hormonal imbalances can increase the risk of conditions such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), endometriosis, osteoporosis, and even certain types of cancers like breast or uterine cancer. Imbalances in estrogen and progesterone levels can contribute to these health concerns.
In men, hormonal imbalances can heighten the risk of conditions such as prostate issues, including benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostate cancer. Testosterone imbalances can also lead to erectile dysfunction, decreased bone density, and increased vulnerability to cardiovascular diseases. Both men and women with untreated hormonal imbalances may experience metabolic disturbances, such as insulin resistance and diabetes
Achieve Optimal Health and Wellness With Us Today
Our team specializes in customizing BHRT treatment plans tailored to your needs. We believe that one size does not fit all when it comes to your health. By using bioidentical hormones that are structurally identical to the ones naturally produced in your body, we can optimize hormone levels and help alleviate the symptoms associated with aging and hormonal imbalances. Begin the journey of reclaiming your ideal health by visiting us here at Optimal Health & Wellness in Pasadena, CA today!