Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
As we age, our bodies begin to free natural hormones that cause symptoms of hormone imbalance. Aesthetic Body Solutions is one of few medical facilities in Beverly Hills that offers patients, both men and women, medically supervised Bio-identical Hormone Therapy.
Bio-identical Hormone Therapy is for people who are experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance due to the loss of natural hormones. Every year after the age of 30, men lose 1% of their testosterone, and as a result, men go through andropause. Andropause can cause symptoms, such as weight loss, muscle loss, lower sex drive, erectile dysfunction, infertility, loss of hair, trouble sleeping, depression and hot flashes for men.
Women experience a more sudden loss in hormones once they start going through menopause. As a result, women experience menopausal symptoms, such as mood swings, lower sex drive, hot flashes, racing heart, and trouble sleeping. Dr. Prokupek utilizes Bio-identical Hormone Therapy as a treatment to help both men and women with symptoms. Hormone therapy can help men increase muscle mass and decrease fat mass to optimize body shape. It can also help women post-menopausal.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Prokupek for an expert analysis of your hormone levels. There's an easy and highly effective fix.
+ What is Bio-identical Hormone Therapy?
Bio-identical Hormone Therapy is a more natural approach to hormone therapy. Bio-identical hormones are hormones that are identical in chemical structure to the hormones women and men make in their bodies. In the body, bio-identical hormones act just like the hormones our bodies naturally produce.
+ Is Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy for both men and women?
Yes, our male and female patients both benefit from Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy. See below "How does Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy work?" to find out how Bio-identical Therapy works for both men and women.
+ How does Bio-identical Hormone Therapy work?
As we age, our bodies begin to free natural hormones that cause symptoms of hormone imbalance. Men experience a more gradual hormone loss. Every year after the age of 30, men lose 1% of their testosterone. As a result, men go through andropause, which can cause symptoms of hormone imbalance, such as weight loss, muscle loss, lower sex drive, erectile dysfunction, infertility, loss of hair, depression and hot flashes for men.
Women experience a more sudden loss in hormones once they start going through menopause. Women begin to lose natural hormones, such as estrogen and progestin, and as a result, women experience menopausal symptoms, such as mood swings, lower sex drive, hot flashes, racing heart, and trouble sleeping.
Bio-identical Hormone Therapy replaces natural hormones with hormones that are the exact chemical match to those made naturally by humans. Hormone therapy is a treatment that can help men with andropause by increasing their testosterone, and women with menopause by increasing their estrogen and progestin.
+ What should I expect with treatment?
Dr. Prokupek will first discuss your treatment goals and perform an expert analysis of your hormone levels to decide the appropriate treatment for you.
Men usually notice an improvement in 4-6 weeks after starting treatment. Women can see improvements within days, such as an end to hot flashes and night sweats. A few months after treatment both men and women will begin to notice the development of memory and neurological symptoms.
+ When is the best time to start Bio-identical Hormone Therapy?
The recommended time to start Bio-identical Hormone Therapy is when your hormone levels start to decline. Your hormone levels begin to decline with advancing age but vary from person to person. Women's hormones typically start to decline in their 40s but should start Bio-identical Hormone Therapy post-menopausal.