Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

California Wellness Institute -  - Urologist

California Wellness Institute

Urologists & Anti-Aging Physicians located in Brentwood, Los Angeles, CA & Palm Desert, CA

As you age, your body produces fewer hormones, which can cause disruptive symptoms ranging from weight gain to hot flashes, even for men. At California Wellness Institute, in Los Angeles and Rancho Mirage, California, Eugene C. Rajaratnam, MD, offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to replenish your hormonal balance and restore your health. Call the California Wellness Institute or make an appointment online today.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement?

Bioidentical hormone replacement is a safe and effective way to restore hormonal imbalances that contribute to a variety of symptoms that interfere with your quality of life. Bioidentical hormones are custom-made from natural ingredients to deliver precisely the hormones your body needs for optimal body function. 

Your hormones regulate every body function from your metabolism to your sex drive. Bioidentical hormone replacement can reduce the side-effects of aging and help you maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.

What are the signs that I might need bioidentical hormone replacement?

If you have a hormonal imbalance or age-related hormone production decline, you may develop a wide range of symptoms. While menopause is one of the most common conditions that benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement, men also experience a decline in hormone production as they age. Some of the symptoms that indicate a hormonal imbalance include:

  • Weight gain or trouble losing weight
  • Muscle mass loss
  • Fatigue 
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Mood changes and irritability
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Disrupted sleep
  • Memory loss and reduced concentration
  • Libido loss
  • Painful sex
  • Erectile dysfunction

If you have any of these symptoms, you don’t have to accept them as a normal part of aging. Contact Dr. Rajaratnam at the California Wellness Institute to learn about your anti-aging options, including bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. 

What happens during bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement begins with a thorough consultation, physical exam, and blood tests. Dr. Rajaratnam asks about your symptoms, medical history, and overall health and lifestyle. The blood tests show any hormonal imbalances as well as other conditions that could cause similar symptoms. 

If a hormonal imbalance is the root cause of your symptoms, Dr. Rajaratnam prescribes bioidentical hormone replacement. Depending on your needs, he may recommend oral medication, subdermal hormone pellets, or topical creams.

You have frequent appointments with Dr. Rajaratnam to monitor your symptoms and hormone balance. He may adjust your dose to optimize your health. 

Call California Wellness Institute or make an appointment online today to find out if a hormonal imbalance is the cause of your symptoms and if bioidentical hormone replacement is right for you.