Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers that play a role in critical processes, including growth, reproduction, and mood. When hormones become imbalanced, widespread problems can occur, including thyroid dysfunction, adrenal fatigue, erectile dysfunction, menopause, and andropause (male menopause), compromising your overall health.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is an innovative and natural treatment which utilizes plant-derived hormones that are molecularly identical to hormones produced in the body.
Bio Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can be used to treat a number of hormonal deficiencies, including:
To learn more about hormonal imbalances and to discuss innovative treatment options like bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, please contact our office; call (626) 317-0207 or request a callback online.
Hormone production - particularly sex hormones like estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone - decreases steadily as you age; in women, a decline in estrogen and progesterone leads to menopause, while in men, a decline in testosterone leads to andropause.
While age is a major factor in hormonal imbalances, your hormone levels are also influenced by your lifestyle choices and environmental factors, including:
A woman will experience normal shifts in hormone levels throughout her entire life, from the onset of puberty to the time she hits menopause.
As women enter their late 30s to 40s, hormone levels tend to decline more significantly as the ovaries produce less and less estrogen, marking the end of your reproductive years. During this time, women often experience a number of uncomfortable hormonal imbalance symptoms, including:
While hormone deficiencies in women are fairly well-known, the truth is that an imbalance in hormones - particularly testosterone - equally impact men's overall health.
Testosterone is a critical sex hormone that helps to regulate sex drive, sperm production, and muscle mass in men and can begin to decline as early as the age of 35.
If testosterone levels drop significantly - a condition known commonly as low-T - the following symptoms can occur:
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at Shine Health and Wellness works to rebalance your hormones to help you achieve optimal health. Your hormone levels will be tested before BHRT and through the duration of your treatment to monitor your levels and adjust your dosing as necessary. We use both hormone creams and oral hormone capsules during BHRT treatment.
Ultimately, the right delivery method is personalized for you. Dr. Shine is both willing and able to accommodate your specific needs in order to achieve effective treatments.
If you are experiencing hormonal imbalance or menopausal symptoms, Dr. Shine of Shine Health and Wellness can help.
While results may vary, many men and women who undergo BHRT experience:
Women can also experience a reduction in menopause-specific symptoms, including hot flashes and vaginal dryness. Likewise, men can experience a reduction in low-T symptoms, including erectile dysfunction and gynecomastia.
Your treatment will not stop with hormone therapy. We believe a whole-body approach is the most effective way to correct a hormone imbalance.
Dr. Shine will work with you to address any lifestyle factors influencing your current health state. Detoxification, healing the gut, and various nutritional supplements all may be recommended to help jumpstart the healing process, lessening the amount of hormones required during treatment.
Dr. Shine is a trained and experienced physician who understands the complexities related to hormone health.