Veritas Medical Center
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in Orange, CA
Aging Is an Inevitable Part of Living, but It Doesn’t Have to Be Unpleasant. As We Get Older, Many Aging Men and Women Suffer From Hormonal Imbalances or Concerns. However, Veritas Medical Center Offers Innovative Solutions to Make This Journey Easier and More Comfortable.
What is bio-identical hormone therapy?
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), is used to balance your hormones, improving and alleviating symptoms resulting from hormone deficiency as a result of aging or a medical condition.
The bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is targeted at increasing or balancing hormones that are tied to reproduction, sex, and youth.
What are bio-identical hormones?
A hormone is a regulatory substance naturally produced by the body in order to stimulate specific cells or tissues into action.
They are part of the endocrine system and serve as the body’s chemical messengers. The most common hormones are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone and when these hormones begin to fade or reduce, it can lead to unpleasant symptoms, especially in menopausal women.
Some symptoms of a hormone imbalance may include:
- Mood swings
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Loss of muscle
- Pain during sex
- Lack of energy
- Loss of or low libido
- Weight gain
- Low Testosterone Therapy
Men begin losing testosterone at the rate of 1-3% per year beginning at age 30. Current medical research now defines it as a male equivalent to menopause: Andropause. Symptoms of Andropause, or testosterone deficiency, in men include fatigue, lack of mental acuity, loss of libido, and difficulty achieving or sustaining an erection.
Weight gain can also be an unpleasant side effect of Andropause. Having low testosterone levels, or “Low T,” increases cortisol and insulin levels, which then increases fat and the risk of type 2 diabetes. Studies show that men over 55 with Low T demonstrated a significant increase in coronary artery disease, high cholesterol, and heart attacks.
Additionally, men with Low T are 3 times more likely to get Alzheimer’s. They are also at risk for bone ailments; testosterone builds bone by up to 8.3% per year, preventing and reversing osteopenia and osteoporosis.
If you feel “off,” pay attention to how you feel. What is “normal” for the average population in your age group may not be normal or optimal for you. At Veritas Medical Center, we offer bio-identical hormone therapy options to treat Low T and reverse its negative side effects. Give us a call today to schedule your consultation to start feeling like yourself again.
What is the treatment like?
Bio-identical hormones come in many forms. They can be administered as pills, topical creams, transdermal gels and patches, shots, or implanted pellets. We also offer vaginal gels, rings, and tablets for our female clients.
After a consultation, our experienced physicians will perform routine medical tests such as saliva, urine, or blood tests to measure your hormone levels. That way we can determine the best possible method of treatment to prescribe for you.