Everything You Need to Know about Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Posted October 16, 2020 in Hormone Replacement Therapy
When many of our patients come in asking about hormone replacement therapies, they’re often thinking of outdated and frustrating pills, creams and pellets that don’t quite do their jobs. Dr. Berger, a leading expert in anti-aging techniques in Los Angeles, is a firm believer in and advocate of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for his patients. Let’s take a closer look at what bioidentical hormones are and why they are superior to treat your unwanted signs of aging.
Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants
While traditional hormone replacement therapies are often derived from animal hormones, bioidentical hormones are a manmade, synthetic hormone that is derived from plants. That makes this hormone therapy cruelty-free and easier for our bodies to process. Like other hormone replacement therapies, bioidentical hormone therapy can be taken in the form of an injectable, a gel, a cream, a pill or a patch.
Bioidentical hormone treatments are personalized to your body chemistry
Dr. Berger takes pride in making sure his patients are well-cared for and get the best treatment possible for their conditions. Because of this, he takes his diagnostic and treatment processes very seriously. During your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Berger, he will run a variety of diagnostic tests including an overall wellness check to rule out underlying conditions that may be causing your unwanted symptoms. From there, Dr. Berger is able to supplement the very hormones that your body is lacking with unique formulas tailored to your deficiencies.
Bioidentical hormones are more easily metabolized by the body
We mentioned earlier that bioidentical hormones are actually synthesized from plant-based hormones. These plant-based hormones more accurately mimic the hormones naturally created in our bodies than animal-based hormones. This means the bioidentical hormones in your hormone therapy treatment are going to be more easily absorbed and metabolized by the body, giving you a more smooth transition into your next stage in life without the nasty side effects that you typically associate with traditional hormone replacement therapy.
Bioidentical hormones aren’t just testosterone and estrogen
That’s right! Our bodies don’t just contain estrogen and testosterone. We have complicated balances between the two in addition to progesterone, DHEA, pregnenolone, and melatonin. Each of these different hormones in a delicate balance are what make up your personalized bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Traditional estrogen and testosterone replacement therapies lack these subtle nuances, which is why they don’t keep up their end of the bargain and often leave patients frustrated with their lack of results.
Dr. Berger is an expert in anti-aging treatments
Dr. Berger is a diplomat of the American Board of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine and the American Board of Holistic Medicine. With more than 25 years of unmatched experience in the medical field, Dr. Berger is confident he can help you get the results you’re looking for in your hormone replacement therapy treatments. Not only is he a leader in advanced innovations, he is well-researched in anti-aging medicine having written a book about it entitled “The Beverly Hills Anti-Aging Prescription.”
We understand that you still may not know if bioidentical hormone therapy is right for you. We encourage you to call our office to set up your one-on-one consultation with Dr. Berger today. He’ll sit down with you, listen to your concerns, and develop a fully personalized treatment plan for you based on your ultimate wellness goals. We are happy to offer virtual consultations at this time, so you can get your questions answered from the comfort and safety of your own home.