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 in the Bakersfield, 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.

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

  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)
  • Testosterone

Imbalances of these hormones can lead to a variety of unsettling symptoms and conditions, so restoring homeostasis is imperative for relief.

What 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
  • 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.

Men can also benefit from BHRT to rebalance their testosterone levels. Optimal testosterone levels tend to restore libido, energy, and mental acuity.

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 provides 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 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.