Bio-identical Hormone Therapy Balance Your Hormones Naturally with Dr. Stephanie King, DC in Los Angeles County
Bio identical hormone replacement therapy (also known as natural hormone replacement therapy) is the treatment of the symptoms of menopause, perimenopause and general hormone imbalance through the use of bio identical hormones (instead of synthetic hormones).
Bioidentical hormones, contrary to synthetic hormones, are extracted from natural sources, plants like soybean and wild yams, and their molecular structure is identical to that of the hormones produced by our bodies. They can also be compounded (made into cream) to suit your specific hormone replacements needs, allowing you to receive individualized treatment.
Are bioidentical hormones better than synthetic hormones?
The great appeal of bioidentical hormones is that they are natural, and our bodies can metabolize them as it was designed to do, minimizing side effects. Synthetic hormones are quite strong and often produce intolerable side effects. Moreover, the compounded bioidentical hormones can be matched individually to each woman’s needs – something that’s just impossible with mass-produced products.
Some advantages of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are; improved look and feel of hair and skin, weight loss, improved sex drive, improved mental health, lower cholesterol levels, decreased risk of osteoporosis, decreased risk of heart attack and stroke and so much more!
Are bioidentical hormones safer than synthetics?
European medical studies suggest that yes, bioidentical hormones are safer than synthetic versions.
What are the symtoms of menopause?
Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling
Irregular heart beat
Mood swings, sudden tears
Trouble sleeping through the night (with or without night sweats)
Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods, flooding; phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles
Loss of libido
Anxiety, feeling ill at ease
Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom
Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion
Disturbing memory lapses
Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing; urge incontinence
Itchy, crawly skin
Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons
Increased tension in muscles
Headache change: increase or decrease
Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea
Sudden bouts of bloat
Exacerbation of existing conditions
Increase in allergies
Hair loss or thinning, head, pubic, or whole body; increase in facial hair
Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance
Changes in body odor
Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head
Tingling in the extremities
Gum problems, increased bleeding
Burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, bad taste in mouth, change in breath odor
Osteoporosis (after several years)
Changes in fingernails: softer, crack or break easier
Tinnitus: ringing in ears, bells, ‘whooshing,’ buzzing etc.
What is perimenopause?
Perimenopause, or menopause transition, is the stage of a woman’s reproductive life that begins several years before menopause, when the ovaries gradually begin to produce less estrogen. It usually starts in a woman’s 40s, but can start in the 30s as well.
Perimenopause lasts up until menopause, the point when the ovaries stop releasing eggs. In the last one to two years of perimenopause, this decline in estrogen accelerates. At this stage, many women experience menopausal symptoms.
How Long Does Perimenopause Last?
The average length of perimenopause is four years, but for some women this stage may last only a few months or continue for 10 years. Perimenopause ends the first year after menopause (when a woman has gone 12 months without having her period).
What Are the Signs of Perimenopause?
You will know you are transitioning into menopause when you begin experiencing some or all of the following symptoms:
Worsening of premenstrual syndrome
Decreased libido (sex drive)
Vaginal dryness; discomfort during sex
Urine leakage when coughing or sneezing
Urinary urgency (a pressing need to urinate more frequently)
Some advantages of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are; improves the look and feel of hair and skin, weight loss, improves sex drive, improves mental health, lowers cholesterol levels, decreases the risk of osteoporosis, decreases the risk of heart attack and stroke and more.
Our directory of specialists concentrate on a preventive medical approach that helps put an end to suffering and effects caused by stress induced adrenal fatigue, signs of early menopause, menopause, perimenopause and andropause (the male menopause).
Bioidentical hormone doctors can provide you with all of the safety information, answer all your questions, clear up all of your doubts, inform you about symptoms, hormone testing and provide the general guidance you need. You need to be fully informed before making the final decision.
TALK WITH DR. STEPHANIE KING, DC DURING YOUR FREE CONSULTATION TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT OUR ONE-ON-ONE PERSONALIZED 2 HOUR HORMONE BALANCING SESSION: HOW DOES IT WORK?
- We are not “cookie cutter” we believe each person is unique and deserves their own individualized program. Our 1st treatment session is 2 hours so we can develop this individualized program.
- We don’t simply base your program on one type of testing we use multiple types of analysis to assess your body as hormones change constantly with stress and environment we want to look at multiple factors. We utilize an extensive 19-page Questionnaire, Bio-scan, Bio-energetic Computerized Testing, Blood and/or Saliva Testing as indicated and one-on-one time with the doctor communicating and assessing all of the information. We gather a lot of information just about you.
- We don’t just look at hormones, we look at the entire body and treat the entire body lifestyle, nutrition, and your body looking at all imbalances within the system that can affect how you feel. We are looking to make you look and feel amazing again and to do that you want every system working at its best. So you get the complete package to turn back the hands of time.
- We work with both men and women of all ages from teenagers to post menopause and andropause.
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