Hormone imbalances are no laughing matter. Both women and men can suffer from hormonal imbalances at all stages of life. Women with hormone imbalances can experience hot flashes, weight gain, mood swings, and the other symptoms associated with menopause, early-onset menopause, and premenstrual symptoms. Hormonal imbalances in men tend to lead to loss of libido and muscle and weight gain, as well as affecting the memory. Dr. Berkley can treat these hormonal imbalances in both men and women through the use of a tailor-made treatment of bioidentical hormones.
As opposed to prescription hormone replacement therapy drugs, which seek to create new levels of inner body hormones, bioidentical hormones are exact replicas of the same kinds of hormones produced naturally by the body. They include commonly known hormones such as estrogen and testosterone, as well as progesterone, and cortisol.
At our medi spa in Los Angeles, we customize bioidentical hormone treatments to precisely meet each patient’s body’s imbalances.
The treatment includes several steps. Patients will undergo an initial evaluation that includes a physical exam, a discussion of their known symptoms, their medical history, and lab tests for hormone levels. All the information is necessary to create a precise plan for each patient. Patients will review their laboratory testing results with the doctor at a follow-up appointment before beginning a personally customized prescription therapy and treatment plan.
This treatment allows for patients suffering from hormonal imbalances to regain their normal lives, activities, and hobbies in a natural way through customized bioidentical hormone gels, creams or capsules.