Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist

BioviveMD

Dr. Kane Lai

Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine located in Encino, CA & Denver, CO

Are hot flashes, low libido, or insomnia due to changing hormone levels harming your quality of life? If so, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) offers a safe treatment without the risk of side effects. Kane Lai, MD, and the compassionate providers at BioviveMD use an integrative approach to medicine and have helped hundreds of adults find relief from debilitating hormone-related symptoms with BHRT. BioviveMD specializes in regenerative and anti-aging medicine and has locations in both Denver and Encino, California. To schedule an evaluation for BHRT, call the clinic nearest you today or make an appointment online.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What causes hormonal imbalance?

Your endocrine system uses hormones as chemical messengers that regulate the function of all your organ systems. Hormones affect your mood, your sexual health, your metabolism, and many more of your body’s internal processes.

Hormonal imbalance can arise from stress, medical conditions, exposure to toxins, and even as a result of nutrition and lifestyle choices. The natural process of aging can also create hormonal imbalance in both men and women. 

Women experience many hormonal changes throughout their lives. Your menstrual cycle, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and menopause all cause fluctuations in hormone levels. 

As women move through perimenopause into menopause, lower levels of estrogen can cause uncomfortable symptoms. 

Hormone levels decline as men age as well. Sometimes called “male menopause” or “andropause,” lower levels of testosterone can affect sexual and urinary function, and may cause other types of symptoms.

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a medical treatment in which medications containing hormones are prescribed to restore hormones to a level that prevents you from experiencing symptoms. 

Conventional HRT uses manmade, synthetic hormone medications that don’t have the same chemical structure as the hormones your body produces naturally. Your body may not be able to process these hormones effectively, leading to side effects.

Bioidentical hormone medications, however, are derived from plant extracts like soybeans or yams, and they’re identical in molecular structure to your own naturally produced hormones. 

Bioidentical hormones are utilized and metabolized by your body in the same way as natural hormones. They’re unlikely to cause side effects, are more effective at controlling symptoms, and are considered safer than synthetic hormones by many physicians. 

Which symptoms can bioidentical hormone replacement therapy treat?

The skilled providers at BioviveMD use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to address a wide range of symptoms. 

Women can find relief from many common symptoms associated with perimenopause or menopause, such as:

  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Vaginal atrophy
  • Painful intercourse
  • Low libido
  • Insomnia
  • Mood swings
  • Depression or anxiety
  • Poor concentration and memory

BHRT helps men who are experiencing andropause with symptoms like:

  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low libido
  • Urinary incontinence

BHRT can also improve muscle mass and bone density in men and women, and lower your risk for osteoporosis. It’s useful for treating many endocrine system disorders, including thyroid issues and adrenal fatigue.

For relief from debilitating hormonal symptoms, call BioviveMD today, or make an appointment online.