Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Los Angeles, CA

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy BHRT is a treatment for various health conditions connected to our mood, energy levels, and libido for both men and women. Our testosterone treatments have been shown to deliver safe, effective results across a wide range of patients. Our team are happy to teach patients about all aspects of BHRT in Los Angeles and determine if an individual is a good candidate for this treatment. Contact us today to set up your initial consultation and get started on taking back control over your life.

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Kia Michel, MD

Kia Michel, MD

Written by Dr. Kia Michel, a board certified urologist, surgeon, and founding member of Comprehensive Urology in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles. Dr. Michel's expertise includes focal therapy (HIFU/TULSA), prostate cancer treatment, robotic surgery, and male enhancement treatments such as Shockwave Therapy for ED and penile injections.

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Q&A

What Is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is used to treat men and women who experience a reduction in hormone levels or unbalanced hormone levels. It has also been shown to treat adrenal and thyroid disorders, fibromyalgia, osteoporosis, sleep problems, depression, anxiety, and other medical conditions.

Comprehensive Urology in Los Angeles employs a team of friendly, knowledgeable hormone therapy experts who are available to teach patients about BHRT. Our team can explain how BHRT works and determine whether this type of hormone therapy can help a patient achieve their desired treatment results.

We offer BHRT consultation and treatments, including:

  • Topical applications
  • Injectable testosterone
  • Nasal testosterone sprays
  • And oral medications

We work closely with you to find which BHRT treatment option will bring out your best results. We provide thorough consultations and treatment in our Los Angeles location.

Benefits of BHRT Include:

  • Overall well-being
  • Cognition and mental clarity
  • Muscle and bone mass
  • Collagen and elastin

Notable Decreases In:

  • Urogenital symptoms
  • Insomnia
  • Depression
  • Hemoglobin A1C in diabetics

Additional Benefits

BHRT for hormone regulation has also been shown to help patients address many issues related to hormone loss, including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Mood changes
  • Night Sweats
  • Weight gain
  • Sleep issues
  • Lack of interest in sex
  • Pain during sex

BHRT for Men

BHRT treatments often help men overcome symptoms commonly associated with male menopause. As we age, our bodies change and the hormones we produce vary. Unfortunately, this often results in symptoms that are less than ideal. These symptoms include:

Additionally, BHRT treatments have been shown to help men in several ways. Each of these relates to health and overall bodily function. Some common benefits include:

  • Reduced risk of heart attacks, strokes, diabetes, and other medical conditions
  • Increased blood flow to the brain
  • Improved memory and intelligence
  • Improved sexual function
  • Reduced risk of prostate cancer, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease

BHRT for Women

Women have testosterone, but they have less of it than men. As women get older, their testosterone levels decrease. This often causes women a range of symptoms, including:

  • Loss of interest in sexual intercourse
  • Development anxiety and depression
  • Experience of fatigue and brain fog
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Loss of elasticity and collagen in their skin

Testosterone pellet therapy has been shown to help women improve their energy, libido, muscle mass, and bone mass. It also has been shown to increase vaginal lubrication in women and may be used to treat many conditions in women. In short, it provides a range of benefits and relief from common aging symptoms.

These conditions include:

Why Testosterone vs Estrogen?

Estrogen therapy has been shown to cause uterine bleeding and increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer. It has also been linked to hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms.

Comparatively, BHRT for hormone regulation helps men and women can restore their testosterone to youthful levels. Comprehensive Urology has found that continuous testosterone therapy offers a proven treatment to alleviate hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms. Plus, pellet therapy does not cause the unwanted side effects commonly associated with estrogen therapy.

Traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) vs. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)

HRT helps women relieve menopause and perimenopause symptoms. It has been shown to help women reduce the incidence of hot flashes and lower their risk of osteoporosis. HRT may also be used in male hormonal therapy and treatment for individuals who undergo a sex change.

Some studies have suggested HRT helps women:

  • Improve muscle function
  • Reduce the risk of heart failure and heart attack
  • Prevent skin aging

However, other research indicates HRT may actually cause breast cancer in women. BHRT is more ideal. It provides the same benefits with fewer risks.

Before a patient receives HRT or BHRT, it is important to consult with a hormone therapy expert. That way, a patient can evaluate both hormone replacement therapy options and make an informed treatment decision. Our team works closely with each patient to find the safest and most effective treatment for them.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

Comprehensive Urology believes in finding the right BHRT treatment for each patient. We look at multiple factors, including your age, symptoms, and goals to find your ideal option. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and get started with BHRT in Los Angeles.

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