Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Los Angeles


What Are Bioidentical Hormones Therapy?

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Los Angeles is one of the most effective treatments used by physicians and patients to restore and or eliminate health issues and symptoms associated with decreases in our body’s hormone levels. Widely popular and available for treatment, hormone replacement therapy aids in the uncomfortable side effects of menopause and andropause including; weight gain, fatigue, decrease muscle mass, decrease sexual drive and more. The therapy improves the quality of life and well being.

Bioidentical hormones such as progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone are identical in their molecular structure to hormones created by men and women in their bodies. The difference is, bioidentical hormones are synthesized and extracted. A Bioidentical hormone like estrogen will behave within the human body just as estrogen would naturally as it is emitted from the ovaries in a woman.

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Learn About Bioidentical Progesterone

Progesterone is a hormone primarily responsible for menstruation and ensuring reproductive success in women. Progesterone is released from the ovaries during a woman’s fertile window, ensuring the uterine wall is thick enough to hold on to a fertilized egg. It prohibits the uterus from contracting, thus rejecting a fertilized egg. During pregnancy, a woman’s body will continue to produce progesterone and again after birth to promote the production of breast milk.

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When a woman reaches the end of her fertile window, the ovaries stop producing progesterone at the same rate as before. This can often trigger premenopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, irritability, weight gain, vaginal dryness, low bone density, and mood swings.

Progesterone treatment through the use of compounded Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Los Angeles replenishes the lost progesterone in a woman’s body through oral supplements. The hormone can enter a woman’s body through the bloodstream and increase lost levels of progesterone. As such, menopausal symptoms and symptoms associated with the transitional period are eliminated or significantly reduced. Women experience relief shortly after treatment.

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Learn About Bioidentical Estrogen

Estrogen is a hormone produced by the human body in both men and women but primarily found in more significant concentrations within a woman. Estrogen is a natural hormone that is naturally released from the ovaries in a woman to aid in reproduction and facilitates a female’s transition into puberty.

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The hormone estrogen is also responsible for the following:

  • Sexual development during and into puberty
  • Promotes and controls the rate of growth of the uterine lining during a woman’s menstrual cycle
  • Estrogen controls the rate of growth of the uterine lining during a healthy pregnancy
  • Increases breast tissue in the female body during pregnancy and puberty
  • Aids in controlling the healthy development of bone density and a standard metabolic rate

Menopause often brings a significant decrease in the release of the hormone estrogen from the ovaries. Women have turned to bioidentical estrogen hormone replacement therapy to curb the lost hormone leading up to menopause and during the transition.

Does It Matter What Type of Estrogen You Use When Taking Bioidentical Hormones?

There are forms of estrogen therapy available such as Pills, Skin patches, Gels, Suppositories, etc. The best type of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) depends on women’s health, their symptoms, personal preference, and what they require out of the treatment.


Estrogen Pills


The most common form of estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) is an oral medication. Examples of oral ERT medications include conjugated estrogens (Premarin), estradiol (Estrace), and Estriol. Be sure to follow your doctor’s instructions for proper dosing. Most estrogen pills are taken once a day, on an empty stomach. Some medications may have more complicated dosing regimens.


Estrogen pills can be an effective treatment for menopause symptoms and can also help to lower the risk of osteoporosis. While there are newer ways of getting ERT, oral estrogen medicines are the best-studied type of estrogen therapy. These can easily be found in pharmacies.


Estrogen Skin Patches


Skin patches are usually worn on the lower stomach, under the waistline. The patch needs to be changed once or twice a week, according to the instructions. 


There are several types of estrogen patches available, including Alora, Climara, Estraderm, and Vivelle-Dot. There are also combination estrogen and progestin patches, such as Climara Pro and Combipatch. Menostar has a lower dose of estrogen than other patches and is only used for reducing the risk of osteoporosis. It does not help with other menopause symptoms.


This type of estrogen treatment has several advantages over oral therapy. For one, the patch is convenient. You can stick it on and not worry about having to take a pill each day.


Estrogen Cream, Gels, or Sprays


Estrogen gels, creams, and sprays offer another way of getting estrogen into your system. As with patches, this type of estrogen formulation is absorbed through the skin directly into the bloodstream. The specifics on how to apply these creams vary, although they are usually used once a day. Estrogel is applied on one arm, from the wrist to the shoulder. Estrasorb is applied to the legs. Evamist is applied to the arm.


Topical estrogen creams are a safer option for people with liver and cholesterol problems than oral estrogen, as they are absorbed directly into the bloodstream through the skin.


Estrogen Vaginal Suppositories & Rings


There are several types of estrogen treatments that can be applied directly to the vaginal area. These treatments are generally for women who are troubled specifically by vaginal dryness, itchiness, and burning or pain during intercourse. Examples of such treatments include vaginal tablets (Imvexxy, Vagifem), creams (Estrace or Estradiol), and insertable rings (Estring or Femring).


The dosing schedule for vaginal rings, inserts, tablets, and creams varies depending on the product. In general, vaginal rings need to be replaced every three months, while vaginal tablets are used daily for a couple of weeks and then only twice a week. Creams might be used daily, several times a week.


According to recent studies, treating vaginal symptoms of menopause with vaginal suppositories is more effective than other forms of estrogen therapy. The advantage of using vaginal suppositories is that they can relieve symptoms without exposing the entire body to high doses of estrogen.

What Is Bioidentical Testosterone?

As men age, it is natural for levels of testosterone to decline as a result. Testosterone is the primary driving force behind a young man’s transition into puberty. As a young man reaches puberty, his body produces more testosterone aiding in: deepening the voice, contributing to increased muscle mass, facilitating healthy growth of the penis and testes, as well as increasing libido and sex drive.


Men approaching their 30s and 40s experience a slow in testosterone production, much like women experience as the menopausal years’ approach. Men who are experiencing low testosterone may experience the following:

  • Low sex drive
  • Hair loss
  • Fatigue
  • Mood swings
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low bone density
  • Weight gain / low muscle mass

Low testosterone rates are to be expected as men age; however, it doesn’t make the transition any more comfortable. For many men, bioidentical testosterone treatment serves as a natural, effective solution to alleviate the side effects associated with low testosterone. Bioidentical testosterone is synthesized and used in therapy through gels, lotions, or injections. Hormone Replacement Therapy Los Angeles is an excellent treatment to help you fight weight gain, fatigue, and mood swings, whether you are a man or a woman! Please call our office today to schedule an appointment.

Do Bioidentical Hormones Really Work?

They work for some people. You can have different results depending on your symptoms and health history. Therefore, it’s best to talk to your healthcare provider about the therapy first and what works or doesn’t work for you.

What Is The Difference Between HRT and Bioidentical Hormones?

In traditional hormone therapy, the hormones are made using synthetic ingredient created. These synthetic hormones are prepared in the lab. As they are made in the lab, they don’t have the same structure as natural hormones found in your body. 


Bioidentical hormones, or BHRT, however, are produced from yams, soy, or other natural sources. These hormones have the same structure as the natural ones. Pharmacists in compounding pharmacies design and customize these hormones based on the patient’s body type in order to relieve symptoms.

How Long Can You Stay On Bioidentical Hormones?

As an expert for over ten years in the BHRT field, our doctor recommends undergoing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for seven years at maximum. Once you have achieved relief from the treatment, we advise you to stop the therapy. You may experience the return of your symptoms once you stop taking the custom-compounded hormones. 

Who Shouldn't Take Bioidentical Hormones?

Your healthcare provider will keep the risks and benefits in mind while prescribing Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). Although compounded bioidentical hormones are controversial and many are not U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA) approved, your healthcare provider may still consider them as a treatment option.


You should avoid Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) if you have the following conditions:

  • Breast cancer
  • Heart diseases
  • Stroke
  • Blood clotting disorders
  • Endometrial cancer

What Are The Dangers of Bioidentical Hormones?

Some studies have shown that there are increased risks to taking hormones, whether bioidentical or synthetic. The therapy may increase the risk of blood clots, stroke, gall bladder, and cardiovascular diseases. If you’re already suffering from these, it’s better not to opt for therapy.


You may also suffer from the following side effects from compounded bioidentical hormone

  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • Blurred vision
  • Tiredness
  • Acne
  • Increased facial hair
  • Headaches
  • Breast tenderness
  • Spotting
  • Cramping
  • Bloating

Why Should You Choose Beverly Hills Hormone Replacement Specialist?

Dr. Nazarian is an award-winning hormone replacement specialist. He is recognized for his holistic, diagnostic, and prognostic approach. Dr. Nazarian specializes in advanced treatment modalities.


At our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy clinic in Los Angeles, we offer the latest and most advanced treatment options available. Using state-of-the-art diagnostic and screening equipment, we are able to provide each patient with a tailored hormone replacement therapy plan that meets their specific needs. If you are looking for the best possible care and treatment, look no further than our experienced team of experts.

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