As we age, certain hormone productions can decrease leading to hormonal imbalances. Hormonal imbalances can occur for various reasons and the associated symptoms can affect your day-to-day life. At Dr. Torabi Advanced Integrative Medicine, we can offer relief from uncomfortable symptoms by restoring your hormone levels with natural hormone therapy, also known as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is commonly used when a patient has an imbalance or decrease in the production of hormones that are essential to helping the body and brain function at its best. This hormone replacement therapy uses hormones that are biologically identical to those that are naturally produced by the body with little to no risks.
Common signs of hormonal imbalance can include:
- Decreased libido
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of muscle mass
- Night sweats
- Poor concentration
- Thinning skin
- Trouble sleeping
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
A comprehensive physical examination including blood work will help us determine the severity of your hormonal imbalance. After the information is analyzed in the lab, we will work with you to decide on the best treatment option. BHRT comes in several treatment options from topical creams, patches, gels, injections, or pellet implants. This treatment is entirely customized to your body’s needs giving your body exactly what it needs to function properly.
At Dr. Torabi Advanced Integrative Medicine, we offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy with pellet implants that help balance your hormone levels and offer symptom relief for several months. The pellets are implanted just under the skin and about the size of a grain of rice. Throughout your natural hormone therapy, we will monitor your levels and adjust treatment as needed. Since these hormones mimic your own, it is safe to be performed routinely to maintain results.