Hormone Replacement Therapy

New Beginnings Health Care -  - Integrative Medical Center

New Beginnings Health Care

Integrative Medical Center & Medical Aesthetics Center located in La Mesa, CA

As you get older, your hormone levels begin to decline, which may lead to a number of symptoms, from a low libido to lack of energy. Patricia Deckert, DO, and her team of health professionals at New Beginnings Health Care in La Mesa, California, offer bioidentical hormone therapy to restore balance and relieve your symptoms naturally. To learn more about hormone therapy, call the office today or schedule an appointment online.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

Am I a good candidate for hormone therapy?

Your specialist at New Beginnings Health Care determines if you’re a good candidate for hormone therapy when you come in for care. Both men and women experience changes in hormone levels as they get older, which can cause a variety of symptoms, such as:

  • Low libido
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sweating, hot flashes, and night sweats
  • Impaired memory
  • Depression
  • Insomnia

Women may also experience vaginal dryness and urinary incontinence as they approach menopause, while men may struggle with strength and endurance.

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, the team at New Beginnings Health Care can help. They conduct a comprehensive evaluation, including a check of your hormone levels, and determine if your levels are low.

Once it’s determined that you would benefit from hormone therapy, your specialist develops a customized bioidentical hormone replacement regimen that meets your specific hormonal needs to optimize your levels.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are a more natural form of hormone therapy derived from yam and soy. The molecules in these foods are modified to mimic the structure of the hormones found in your body, including estrogen, estradiol, estriol, testosterone, progesterone, and cortisol, and they act as your hormones would.

Bioidentical hormone therapy has been proven to be effective at relieving symptoms caused by hormone imbalance for both men and women with fewer side effects than synthetic hormones.

How are bioidentical hormones administered?

Hormone therapy at New Beginnings Health Care is provided in various forms, including a topical cream, a patch, or pellet insertion. The team prefers the use of bioidentical hormone pellets because they provide relief for several months and can be specifically compounded to meet your hormonal needs.

Hormone replacement shouldn’t be given as an oral medication because there are multiple risks and effectiveness issues.

What if I am not a good candidate for hormone therapy?

If you have a history of breast cancer or heart disease, then you may not be a good candidate for hormone therapy.

To help you get relief from your menopausal symptoms, the team at New Beginnings Health Care offers MonaLisa Touch®, which is a laser treatment that restores vaginal tissue to alleviate issues such as vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, and mild cases of urinary incontinence.

MonaLisa Touch treatments take only a few minutes, and allow you to keep your vaginal tissue healthy when using hormones isn’t possible.

To learn more about natural hormone therapy and how it can relieve your symptoms, call New Beginnings Health Care today or request an appointment online.