HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY IN LOS ANGELES AND BEVERLY HILLS
As you probably know, hormone levels decrease as we age. Hormones are messengers that travel throughout the bloodstream, transmitting messages from cells to glands concerning development, growth, and energy. When people are struggling with hormonal deficiencies or fluctuations, they may require hormone replacement therapy in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills to address some of the more uncomfortable or even debilitating symptoms.
When your hormones are in balance, your body can function at an optimal level. However, aging causes hormone levels to decline. Our hormone replacement therapy, also known as HRT, can restore hormonal levels to optimal concentrations.
HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPIES AT REJUVALIFE
Bioidentical Hormones are identical to the molecular formula of hormones created by your own body. The use of bio-identical hormones can increase the levels of hormones such as progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone to youthful levels.
Human Growth Hormones
Human Growth Hormones are key to maintaining a youthful appearance. The lace of HGH is often associated with aging, and can lead to obesity, osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, and decreased immunity. These can be reversed using the proper hormone replacement therapy.
Menopause sees the onset of declining hormones that can negatively impact your day-to-day life, as well as your overall feelings of well-being. Menopausal women often feel “out of sync” as their levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone decrease.
Male Menopause is an age-related “change of life” experienced by men. Men can suffer changing hormone levels and lowered testosterone levels that can lead to mental and physical changes.
Testosterone is responsible for muscle mass, libido, and energy level in both men and women. Restoring testosterone to proper levels can lead to a more healthy sex drive, higher energy levels, increased muscle mass, and better mental focus.
Thyroid levels will decrease with age, leading to metabolism and body temperature to lower. This can contribute to depression and low energy. By implementing our hormone replacement therapy plan, these symptoms are easily and inexpensively counteracted.
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin is a hormone produced during pregnancy. Interestingly, administering this hormone can increase the sex drive.
If your evaluation indicates that you would benefit from hormone therapy treatment in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, or other treatment that needs to be monitored, you would begin the Treatment Program Phase, which is supervised and monitored by Dr. Berger throughout the year and can be renewed on a yearly basis
Identifying deficiencies and prescribing appropriate hormones and supplements at proper levels requires careful supervision and ongoing monitoring of your treatment. Your personalized plan includes a variety of specific paths to reach your ultimate goal of a balanced lifestyle in foundation areas such as hormone replacement therapy, nutrition, exercise, stress management, sleep, relationships and spirituality, as well as alternative and complementary therapies, and non-surgical cosmetic enhancements.
Our integrative approach includes a medical history and goals, lifestyle evaluation, bio-markers of aging testing, skin analysis, physical exam, medication information, and injection lessons. Based on this information, Dr. Berger then creates a unique anti-aging treatment plan based on your health history, goals, symptoms, and laboratory test results.
Before prescribing hormones in LA and Beverly Hills, it is necessary to determine if hormone replacement is right for you. The first step is a consultation with Dr. Berger who you will be able to meet and will go over his philosophy, your expectations and his treatment goals. If you are ready to take the next step, we begin with fasting lab work to get a valid assessment of where your levels are. We call this the Evaluation Analysis and it consists of the following:
A consultation to review your current concerns and any other health issues that may be relevant to your health.
Baseline blood tests, adrenal stress test and human growth hormone urine profile to evaluate to carefully measure your current hormone levels.
An evaluation analysis appointment where Dr. Berger will review your lab report and comprehensive medical history and lifestyle questionnaires will make treatment recommendations based on your health history, health status, lab results, symptoms concerns, lifestyle and hormone levels.
HOW DO WE WORK
Dr. Berger, a leader in anti-aging medicine and author of The Beverly Hills Anti Aging Prescription understands that each patient’s hormonal requirements are different, so he will carefully evaluate your need for any of these therapies through an in-depth analysis and evaluation, review of symptoms, medical history and a series of diagnostic tests.
WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT YOU NEED HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY?
There are many symptoms you may experience when your hormones start to naturally deplete, including:
Exhaustion or low energy
Loss of libido
Lack of sleep
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you may want to get your hormone levels checked and look into hormone therapy (HT) options, such as estrogen therapy.
WHAT IS THE SAFEST HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY?
Everybody’s hormonal levels are different, and each patient’s hormone replacement therapy should be just as unique as their body chemistry. The safest hormone replacement therapy for you depends on your current hormone levels and the best method in which to deliver supplemental hormones into your system.
DO YOU GAIN WEIGHT ON HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY?
While many women point their weight gain to their hormone replacement therapy, most weight gain can actually be attributed to their perimenopausal state. Bloating and fluid retention may be common with hormone replacement therapy, however, hormone replacement therapy may also boost your resting metabolic rate and help you lose the belly fat you started to see with perimenopause.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY TO START WORKING?
It typically takes a few weeks for you to feel the initial benefits of your hormone replacement therapy treatment, with full effects taking place after about three months. It’s important to keep in mind your body will need to adjust to the influx of hormones when first beginning your treatment plan. Patients report feeling breast tenderness, nausea, and leg cramps within the first few weeks.
WHAT DOES HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY DO TO YOUR BODY?
Hormone replacement therapy is most often used to help balance the amount of estrogen and progesterone in women who are going through menopause. Hormone replacement therapy stabilizes the body’s hormonal fluctuations to help decrease symptoms associated with menopause.
With over 25 years of experience in the medical field, Dr. Berger has geared his practice towards the soothing and therapeutic side of cosmetic medicine. By specializing in anti-aging treatment along with cosmetic enhancement, his goal is to help each patient live a long, healthy, and beautiful life. Call us, or complete the form on this page.