Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormones
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is natural and effective solution for bringing hormones back into balance. Whether dealing with an age-related hormone condition such as menopause, perimenopause or andropause, or dealing with a hormone-linked illness such as fibromyalgia, adrenal fatigue or a thyroid disorder, Los Angeles Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Naina Sachdev, M.D. can help patients in Beverly Hills and Los Angeles County CA treat their condition and bring their body back into balance.
Hormones are powerful chemical messengers, coursing through the body to fuel metabolism, help a person sleep well, provide energy and regulate sex drive. A body works best when hormones are well-regulated and in full supply.
Unfortunately, hormones are not always at their best. The endocrine system, which includes hormones and the glands that secrete them, is prone to illness and injury, much like any other part of the body. When this happens, it’s important to bring the hormones back into balance so that the body can continue to experience the benefits and work at optimal efficiency.
Conditions Commonly Treated With Bioidentical Hormones
- Adrenal Fatigue
Prolonged stress and over-exhaustion can wear out adrenal glands. Unfortunately, in our modern lifestyles, these are all too common. The adrenal glands work hard to manage response to stressors, but when the stressors don’t stop coming, adrenal glands just can’t keep up! Bioidentical Hormones can help bring the endocrine system, including the adrenal glands, back into harmony and working order.
- After age 30, a man’s testosterone begins to decline at a rate of roughly 1% per year. After a couple of decades, around a man’s 40s and 50s, the cumulative effects of this loss of testosterone may begin to show themselves. This period is known as andropause, and it includes symptoms such as muscle loss, low libido, hair loss and more. BHRT can help provide the body with the testosterone it needs.
Known for the widespread pain that it inflicts across the body, fibromyalgia is a difficult and still poorly understood condition. Recent studies and research have indicated links between fibromyalgia and certain hormone deficiencies. In fact, many of the other symptoms of fibromyalgia include the same symptoms as deficiencies in testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may help to reverse the associated hormone deficiencies associated with fibromyalgia, as well as many of the resulting unpleasant symptoms.
Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when her ovaries cease production of estrogen and progesterone and she is no longer able to become pregnant. Supplementing the body with natural estrogen or progesterone, as determined by a BHRT doctor, can help to reduce the symptoms of menopause so that aging gracefully is possible.
Estrogen plays a key role in maintaining bone health. Unfortunately, estrogen levels in post-menopausal women drop dramatically, which can lead to osteoporosis and other bone-related conditions. BHRT can provide bioidentical estrogen to help maintain strong, healthy bones.
- Thyroid Disorders
Thyroid disorders typically come in two forms: hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism means that the thyroid produces insufficient thyroid hormone for healthy function, and may result in feeling sensitivity to cold, dry skin, and fatigue. Hyperthyroidism means that too much thyroid hormone is produced, resulting in sensitivity to heat, nervousness, heart palpitations and sleep problems.
Discover What Bioidentical Hormones Can Do For You
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is an appropriate treatment option for many conditions that involve deficient or imbalanced hormones. Dr. Sachdev has helped many men and women from Beverly Hills, West Hollywood and surrounding Los Angeles County to recover from hormone-related conditions, even when other forms of treatment haven’t worked.