What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are molecularly identical to the hormones produced by your body. They’re derived from plants and are made to meet your body’s hormonal needs specifically.
Bioidentical hormones are created for men and women and can play a critical role in preserving your health and well-being at every stage of life.
These can be combinations of progesterone and estrogen. Testosterone is usually made in the lab, but the molecular structure mimics completely so there are rare side-effects and great response.
Why would I need hormone correction?
Your hormones regulate most of your body functions from your metabolism to your sex drive. While hormonal imbalances are often associated with women’s health and menopause, men also experience hormonal decline and low testosterone.
Additionally, around 20 million Americans have a thyroid disorder that interferes with hormone production.
Some of the symptoms that indicate a hormonal imbalance include:
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Abnormal periods and premenstrual syndrome symptoms
- Irritability and mood swings
- Insomnia/poor sleep
- Weight gain or trouble losing weight
- Muscle mass loss
- Low libido/erectile dysfunction
- Vaginal atrophy
- Painful intercourse
- Hair Loss (both men and women)
If any of these symptoms sound familiar, call Dr. Guy today. He offers thorough consultations, including comprehensive testing, to check your hormone levels and screen for other conditions that could cause your symptoms.
What should I expect during hormone therapy?
After your initial consultation and tests, Dr. Guy prescribes either herbal support or replacement bio-identical hormones for you, such as testosterone therapy, estrogen therapy, or progesterone therapy. Your bioidentical hormones are available in a variety of forms, including:
He gives you detailed instructions on when and how to use your bioidentical hormones or herbal supplements.
You have frequent checkups as you begin your hormone corrective therapy, so Dr. Guy can monitor and adjust as necessary to mitigate symptoms.
He may need to adjust your dose to achieve your optimal hormonal balance. As your hormones regulate and your symptoms subside, you have less frequent appointments.
What are the benefits of hormone correction?
Dr. Guy’s customized hormone therapy services offer many benefits. For example, as your hormonal balance is restored, you may notice:
- Increased muscle mass
- Improved sexual function
- Improved mental acuity
- Increased metabolism/regular bowel movements
- Reduced body fat
- Normalized periods
- Decreased PMS symptoms
- Improved mood
- Weight loss
- Increase in energy
- Improved sexual function and desire
- A decrease in vaginal pain and irritation
If you’re concerned about your hormones or experiencing any signs of hormonal imbalance, call Doctor Guy or schedule a consultation online today to learn more about bioidentical hormones and if they’re right for you.
Naturopathic Doctor & Hormone Specialist located in Los Angeles, CA
If you have a hormonal imbalance, your symptoms can be severely disruptive in many areas of health. But symptoms are UN-necessary to experience. Using either bioidentical hormones or herbal support, Doctor Guy can help restore your well-being. In the Mid-Wilshire area of Los Angeles, Guy Citrin, ND, provides patient-focused consultations and testing to determine if a hormonal imbalance is the root cause of your symptoms. Then he prescribes customized herbal blends or bioidentical hormones to correct the imbalance and alleviate your symptoms. For hormone imbalance correction, call Doctor Guy or schedule an appointment online today for compassionate, customized care.