Hormones have major influences throughout your body, controlling functions like metabolism, sexual arousal, and reproduction. When they’re out of balance, Nandeesh Veerappa, MD, and Gifty Aidoo, FNP-C at Aesthetic Lab in Modesto and Turlock, California, may recommend bioidenticals as treatment. To learn about bioidentical hormones and how they improve symptoms of hormone imbalances, call Aesthetic Lab or book an appointment online today.
Bioidenticals are specific hormones you can use for hormone replacement therapy. They’re available for both men and women, with men’s bioidenticals mimicking testosterone and women’s bioidenticals mimicking estrogen and progesterone.
These hormones appear in structure and act in the body like the hormones your gonads create naturally. They’re not the same as your natural hormones structurally, but they’re pretty close. Hormones have major influences on your body’s processes and functions, and having an imbalance can lead to some significant changes and symptoms.
Typically, Aesthetic Lab prescribes bioidenticals in the form of hormone pellets. Your provider implants a pellet beneath your skin, where it dissolves gradually and releases hormones steadily. This process is different from other methods of taking hormones which may lead to inconsistent effects throughout the day.
Bioidentical hormones are distinct from synthetic ones, though they share similarities; both options treat imbalances, and experts make them in a lab. However, bioidentical hormones come from plant sources instead of chemical compounds. Researchers create both types in a lab setting, but bioidentical hormones are a little more natural because of their source.
If you have more questions about where bioidentical hormones come from and how they compare to synthetics, your provider at Aesthetic Lab is happy to answer your questions ahead of your treatment.
Bioidenticals treat imbalances in the sex hormones of both men and women. Your hormone levels fluctuate now and then, and most minor fluctuations won’t cause much upset in your body. However, conditions like low testosterone in men or menopause in women can lead to symptoms.
While some symptoms differ between the genders, both can experience:
Your provider reviews your symptoms and possible causes, including hormone imbalances. Before recommending bioidenticals as treatment, they may recommend a blood test to determine if a hormone imbalance is at play. They can also point you in the direction of more suitable treatments if you don’t have an imbalance.
To schedule a consultation for bioidenticals, call Aesthetic Lab or book an appointment online today.