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Bioidentical Hormone Optimization
What is Bioidentical Hormone Optimization?
Balanced hormones are important for healthy physical, mental, and emotional function. Unfortunately, our hormones begin to decline in our 40s, which can leave many men and women with an imbalance. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is an effective option to help restore hormone harmony.
Bioidentical hormones are man-made hormones with a makeup identical to the hormones created by the human body. Common bioidentical hormones include estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. The main duty of bioidentical hormones is to treat hormonal imbalances in men and women.
Diminishing or unbalanced hormones can lead to a number of uncomfortable symptoms, including:
- Mood swings
- Hair loss
- Sleep disorders
- Weight gain
- Memory lapses
- Depression and/or anxiety
- Muscle loss
- Loss of libido
- And more!
Our Treatment Plans
The main goal of bioidentical hormones is to replace the hormones that have been lost to improve symptoms. There are a variety of different ways that bioidentical hormones can be administered, including pills, creams, gels, patches, shots, and implanted pellets. Dr. Oberg will speak with you regarding your individual case to recommend the best method for you.
Dr. Oberg is also California’s only certified Menopause Method prescriber, offering the only organic topical option available and a proven, scientifically precise method to achieve your optimal dose. While there are many hormone delivery methods, we exclusively prescribe a topical oil because it is the only organic option, free of solvents, parabens, and chemicals.
Our hormone replacement therapy (HRT) prescription programs are offered as a subscription. The first 6 months include an initial consultation and baseline prescription, 2-3 follow-up consultations to refine dosing and response, and laboratory testing to confirm you are at the optimal dose. Once hormone doses are optimized, patients can move to an annual subscription for routine testing and re-prescribing.
Schedule Your Appointment
If you are experiencing the symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance and are looking for a natural, effective solution, contact VitaLab today! Our bioidentical hormone treatments are a great way to get you back to feeling like yourself!
Is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy safe?
The FDA has approved the use of bioidentical hormones such as estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone for human use. As with any therapy, individual risk factors must be assessed to determine of the therapy is right for you. For example, a personal history of cancer, or an increased risk of conditions that are helped by hormones like osteoporosis.
Will I gain weight on bioidentical hormones?
Usually, people lose weight as hormones are balanced. Occasionally, water weight can result from progesterone and resolves when the dose is corrected. Also, testosterone therapy may lead to weight gain as it can help build muscle which weighs more than fat.
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