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Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy services offered in San Fernando Valley, Woodland Hills, CA

Hormone imbalances drain your energy, weaken your muscles, affect your thinking ability, and steal your enthusiasm for life. They also cause serious health problems. Jeffrey Sherman, DC, NP, and the team at Prime Wellness restore balance to your body’s natural chemistry with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). As an advanced, BioTE® certified provider and anti-aging specialist, Dr. Sherman offers customized hormones that restore optimal physical and mental health. To learn how BHRT can renew your vitality, call the Woodland Hills, California office or book an appointment online today.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q&A


Why do I need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Hormones regulate every part of your body. Though they’re known for controlling your reproductive system, their reach extends to every cell, organ, and function, including your brain.

You need a specific amount of every hormone to maintain your energy and regulate essential activities. A few examples include:

  • Immune function
  • Metabolism
  • Heart rate
  • Blood pressure
  • Blood sugar
  • Hunger and satiety
  • Bone strength
  • Muscle growth
  • Mood

Women and men develop hormone imbalances as a result of many possible problems. You may have:

  • Long-term stress
  • Unhealthy gut
  • Nutritional deficiencies
  • Chronic health conditions
  • Acute illnesses
  • Endocrine gland problems (like thyroid or adrenal disease)

You can also have a hormone imbalance even if you don’t have an underlying health problem because hormone production declines as you get older. For example, aging naturally leads to lower levels of insulin, cortisol, thyroid, and growth hormones.

Women lose nearly all of their estrogen at menopause. Testosterone levels in men decline by about 2% every year after they turn 20.

What symptoms indicate I need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone imbalances cause health problems affecting your physical, emotional, and psychological health.

Symptoms commonly found in women and men include:

  • Fatigue
  • Brain fog
  • Confusion
  • Low sex drive
  • Weight gain
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle or joint pain
  • Hair loss
  • Memory loss
  • Anxiety and depression

Women develop additional symptoms in the years before, during, and after menopause, such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood swings
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Pain during intercourse
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Dry skin

Men also have other symptoms of a hormone imbalance. They may experience:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Muscle loss
  • Muscle weakness
  • Loss of body and beard hair

Hormone imbalances also increase your risk of developing chronic health problems like heart disease and osteoporosis.

How does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy work?

BHRT lessens your symptoms and prevents health problems by restoring hormones to their normal levels. Prime Wellness uses BioTE hormones because they’re made from plants and bioidentical, meaning they have the same structure as your body’s natural hormones.

BioTE also customizes your BHRT to meet your precise hormone needs, placing your medication in a small pellet that the team at Prime Wellness inserts under your skin. The pellet gradually releases a natural supply of hormones for several months; then your provider implants another pellet.

To learn how you can fight aging with BHRT, call Prime Wellness or request an appointment online today.

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