Bio-identical hormones are unlikely to cause side effects or complications as they treat your hormone imbalance. The highly trained and certified physicians and medical team at Valencia Medical Center in Valencia, California, evaluate your hormone imbalance before conducting treatment with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. They monitor you with regular visits to ensure your safety and satisfaction. To find out if you have a hormone imbalance that can benefit from bio-identical hormones, call Valencia Medical Center or schedule a consultation online today.

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What is bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone imbalance can cause a variety of unpleasant symptoms and changes in your bodily functions. Bio-identical hormones, are identical to the natural hormones inside your body. This means they function in the same way and interact with your body’s hormone receptors. These plant-based hormones counteract low hormones.

Your treatment at Valencia Medical Center starts with a comprehensive blood test to measure your hormones. The test can confirm an imbalance or rule out other conditions causing your discomfort. When you start bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you can expect your symptoms to improve in as little as two days.

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalances in men?

When men have low testosterone, the resulting imbalance is treatable with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. If your testosterone is depleted, you can experience problems like:

  • Mood swings
  • Low sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Depression
  • Hair loss

Low testosterone is most common after age 45, though it can arise from testicular injuries, cancer treatments, and other non-age-related causes, too.

What symptoms do hormone imbalances cause in women?

Women experience hormone depletion of the hormone estrogen as they approach menopause, usually between ages 45 and 55, but bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can treat the symptoms. Yours might include:

  • Hot flashes
  • Brain fog or forgetfulness
  • Night sweats
  • Weight gain
  • Low sex drive
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings

What should I expect during Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy?

Bio-Identical hormones come in the form of hormone pellets, which gradually and steadily release hormones beneath your skin. Pellets are safe for use because they don’t affect your liver, influence your blood glucose levels, or cause blood pressure problems.

During the insertion of hormone pellets, our physicians and medical team administer local anesthesia to numb your skin. They can then make an incision without causing any pain. They typically place the pellet under the skin of your abdomen or buttock before closing the incision with surgical glue or sterile tape.

If you struggle with symptoms of low hormones, call Valencia Medical Center or schedule a Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy consultation online today.