5 Things You May Not Know About Hormone Replacement Therapy

Your overall health and wellness relies to a surprising degree on your hormones, which regulate your reproductive systems, and much, much more. From heart and bone health to mental health, hormones have a widespread effect on almost every function in your body. When these levels aren’t in balance, the impact can range from mildly uncomfortable to life-altering.

Here at Gardena Women’s Center, we understand the role your hormones play in your health and wellness, which is why we offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. After much research, Dr. Gwen Allen settled on BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to help her patients in Gardena, California, get off the unpleasant roller coaster ride of hormone imbalances.

During her research, Dr. Allen discovered several advantages of the BioTE hormone replacement therapy, which we want to share with you here.

1.Beyond menopause

While hormone imbalances have long been associated with a woman’s journey from her reproductive years to her post-reproductive years, a transition known as menopause, there are other conditions that can skew your hormone levels.

For example, if you suffer from a chronic medical condition that interferes with your hormones, such as polycystic ovary syndrome or thyroid issues, you may be left with low energy levels, mood disorders, weight issues, infertility, and irregular periods.

And while some medical conditions lead to low estrogen and progesterone levels, so, too, do some treatments, such as chemotherapy or a hysterectomy.

Post-pregnancy hormone levels are also tricky, sometimes taking too long to regulate, leaving you feeling less like a supermom and more like an imposter.

In these cases, BHRT can go a long way toward making you feel like your old self again.

2. A natural solution

If you’re concerned about synthetic, animal-based hormone replacement therapies, BioTe answers the call by providing bio-identical hormones that are derived from plants. Called estradiol, the ingredient is a natural solution that mimics your own estrogen in every way, including its chemical structure, which is why it’s called bio-identical.

3. Beyond the hot flash

When you hear about a hormonal imbalance, the first thing that may come to your mind are hot flashes and night sweats. The fact is, low hormone levels lead to so much more, including poor vaginal health, problems with incontinence, bone density loss, cardiovascular issues, and the list goes on.

As we stated at the beginning, it’s hard to underestimate the impact that hormones have on both your physical and mental health. With bioTE, we can regulate your hormones naturally, allowing all your body’s systems to function at an optimal level.

4. Ditch the pills and injections

BioTE comes in pellets, which we place under your skin, meaning you don’t have to deal with daily pills, topical creams, or regular injections. The pellets release the hormones slowly and gradually, allowing your body to adjust accordingly.

5. A solution just for you

During your initial consultation with us, we review your symptoms and then we take a sample of your blood. Based on these results, and your goals, we come up with a customized BHRT that’s designed to address your unique situation.

Every woman is different and relies on different levels of hormones, which is why there’s no one-size-fits-all solution. With BioTE, we can customize your treatment for the best results, making any necessary adjustments along the way.

If you’d like to explore whether you’re a good candidate for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, please give us a call or use the online scheduler on this website to book a consultation.

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