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Balance Your Hormones and Relieve Your Symptoms

HRT for women in Costa Mesa uses bioidentical hormones to alleviate symptoms of menopause and perimenopause. Bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structures as the hormones produced by your body. After testing your hormone levels, we can prescribe a formulation specifically for you, to help balance your hormones and relieve your symptoms. 

How does hormone therapy work to relieve menopause symptoms?

Menopause and perimenopause can be uncomfortable and even problematic for many women. Changes in hormone levels can cause a wide range of symptoms that can disrupt your quality of life. If levels of certain hormones are low and out of balance, hormone therapy can replace them with bioidentical hormones that are absorbed directly into the tissues without being altered by the liver. Many women experience complete relief of symptoms with bioidentical hormone therapy. Hormone replacement therapy can also reverse imbalances that cause other health issues such as adrenal fatigue, thyroid disorders, and PMS. 

What can I expect with hormone therapy for women?

HRT for women in Costa Mesa begins with lab work to determine your levels of hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA. Based on your lab work and other factors, your doctor will prescribe a mixture of hormones targeted to your specific needs, as well as the method for administering them. Bioidentical hormones can be compounded in various forms, including:

  • Gels that are applied to the skin morning and evening
  • Pellets that are inserted under the skin by your doctor periodically (every three to six months) for consistent long-term dosages
  • Patches that are worn on the skin every day
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Why choose us for hormone replacement therapy in Costa Mesa?

At Genesis Lifestyle Medicine, we want to help you live your best life. We recognize that every patient is unique, and solutions to health problems must be customized to achieve the best results. Our medical team offers personalized, compassionate care, allowing our patients to feel relaxed and tension free. We take a whole-body approach to health and are proud to have helped thousands of patients. 

What happens after I start hormone therapy in Costa Mesa?

When you first start HRT for women in Costa Mesa, you may need testing more often to ensure your hormones are in proper balance. After balance is restored, you will only need to be tested annually. You should notice an improvement within the first few weeks of therapy, but it may take up to eight weeks to feel the full effect. Many women experience relief from symptoms including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle and joint discomfort
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Brain fog and poor concentration
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Decreased muscle tone
  • Low libido
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FAQs about hormone therapy for women

How are pellets used for hormone replacement therapy?

Pellet therapy is an effective way to replenish hormone levels in women. A tiny pellet, approximately the size of a grain of rice, is implanted under the skin. It consistently releases small doses of bioidentical hormones. When hormones are absorbed by the body rather than swallowed, they are not altered by the liver and go directly into the tissues, for what is known as the “first pass effect.” Release of the hormones is controlled by your body. You absorb more during exercise or stress and less while sleeping or resting.

What are the benefits of hormone therapy for women?

HRT for women in Costa Mesa can have important benefits for women in Costa Mesa. In addition to relief from hot flashes, night sweats, and mood swings, patients have experienced:

  • Renewed energy
  • Better sleep
  • Sharper focus and clarity
  • Weight loss
  • Improved strength
  • Restored libido
  • Improved mood
  • What exactly are bioidentical hormones?

    Bioidentical hormones are made in a laboratory from plants such as wild yam, cactus, and soy. The structure and function of these hormones are identical to those made by the human body. In the 1950s, scientists identified a phytoestrogen known as diosgenin in plant roots that could be chemically converted to hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and DHEA. Compounding pharmacies use bioidentical hormone preparations to tailor dosages for individual patients.

    Can hormone therapy prevent bone loss in women?

    Yes, estrogen has long been associated with the treatment of osteoporosis. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be used to prevent bone loss and to treat osteoporosis in postmenopausal women.

    Schedule a consultation with Genesis Lifestyle Medicine in Costa Mesa

    If you are experiencing the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause and want to improve the quality of your life, the team at Genesis Lifestyle Medicine provides HRT for women in Costa Mesa. We understand the impact these symptoms could have on your life and will ensure you receive the care you need to resolve them. Our team is focused on patient satisfaction and committed to offering the highest level of personalized care. You do not have to keep living with the symptoms of menopause when our compassionate and skilled team is ready to help you.

    Reach out to our office in Costa Mesa today to schedule a consultation with one of our doctors to start creating a treatment plan that is right for you.

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