Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Anti-Aging & Wellness Center

Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine located in Bakersfield, CA & Tehachapi, CA

Hormones play a crucial role in controlling your body’s systems and functions, so any variation to their levels could throw your whole system out of balance. At the Anti-Aging & Wellness Center, Dr. Shivinder Deol and his health care team use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to improve your hormone profile and address the underlying cause of your symptoms. If you’re looking for a naturopath or regenerative doctor in Kern County, California, call or use the online booking tool to schedule your first consultation at the Center.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is a natural therapy using hormone supplementation to balance out your hormone levels. BHRT hormones have the same chemical structure as the hormones produced by your body and therefore create the same response. Birth control pills, premaon (horse urine) and Provera or progestins are not BHRT, and in reality frequently have the reverse effects as body’s own god-given hormones.

Before administering BHRT, your Anti-Aging & Wellness Center doctors will assesses your hormone profile to determine if you have an imbalance. Your doctors can then help you balance the following hormones:

  • Estrogen (E2)
  • Progesterone (Pg)
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
  • Testosterone (T)
  • Pregnenolone
  • Cortisol

Imbalances of these hormones can lead to a variety of unsettling symptoms and conditions, so restoring homeostasis is imperative for relief. Women unfortunately suffer the most hormone imbalance as every month they are exposed to hormones and then these are withdrawn if no pregnancy. After menopause, there is complete stopping of hormones resulting in frequently unbearable symptoms. It is like “falling off a cliff!”

Men also undergo hormones reduction especially Testosterone but the decline is not as dramatic as women. There is gradual reduction in many “good” hormones levels all adult life. There is increase in some of “bad” hormones for many patients due poor balancing of these hormones.

The doctors at the Center have noticed a decline in hormones for men and women at earlier ages some as young as teeneagers or in 20’s and 30’s, which was not seen in past. Dr Deol and the doctors believe that is due to nutritional deficiencies and chemical toxicities some as early as fetal life while mother is exposed to bad diets and numerous man-made and other hormone disrupting chemicals. The results is possible damage to ovaries and testis in newborns, resulting in reduced sperm rates and pregnancies.

What women’s health conditions does BHRT help with?

BHRT may be appropriate for women of any age with hormonal imbalances that contribute to any of the following conditions:

  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Menopause
  • Fibrocystic breast disease
  • Fibroids and endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Anxiety
  • Adrenal fatigue

Hormone therapy can help women control disruptive menstrual and menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and mood swings, and improve your overall quality of life.

What men’s health conditions does BHRT help with?

BHRT may be appropriate for men of any age with hormonal imbalances that contribute to any of the following conditions:

  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Moodiness & irritability
  • Loss of muscle mass & strength
  • Anxiety
  • Adrenal fatigue

Men can also benefit from BHRT to rebalance their testosterone (T) levels. Optimal testosterone levels tend to restore libido, energy, and mental acuity. T does need to be balanced with supporting hormones like Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG). T can convert to estrogen, which can cause untowards side effects of gynecomastia (men breast enlargement) or prostate issues. Properly done hormone therapy can help control many of these symptoms, prevent side effects, and improve your overall quality of life.

What are the benefits of BHRT?

Unlike synthetic hormones, which can cause unwanted side effects due to their chemical makeup, bioidentical hormones work exactly the same way as the hormones your body produces. Your body can’t tell the difference between bioidentical hormones and its own naturally occurring hormones.

As your body processes the hormones, you should notice your symptoms improving. You may notice more stable moods, better sleep, and an improved sex drive.

Low levels of estrogen and testosterone can lead to damaging effects inside the body, including bone loss and cognitive decline. By restoring your hormone profile, BHRT also may provide some protective benefits against major health conditions, such as:

  • Heart disease
  • Reproductive cancers
  • High cholesterol
  • Hypertension
  • Osteoporosis
  • Alzheimer’s disease

If you suspect a hormone imbalance is behind your problematic symptoms, the naturopathic and regenerative doctors at the Anti-Aging & Wellness Center can test your hormone profile and provide BHRT for imbalances. Call the office or select the online booking button to make an appointment.