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Hormone Replacement

If you are suffering from the effects of menopause, experiencing symptoms of adrenal fatigue, or think you may have a hormonal imbalance, you will need to schedule an appointment with a hormone doctor in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, or La Quinta.

Hormone replacement therapy with bioidentical hormones is a safe and natural solution for many patients that may be experiencing health issues related to their hormones. these hormones are derived from naturally occurring sources to replace hormones that the body produces naturally. Your hormone replacement doctor will create a treatment plan designed specifically for you based on results of a blood test and consultation.

 

Hormone Testing

Your doctor may use one or several methods to identify any hormonal imbalances and create a custom treatment plan. Testing may include a blood draw, blood-spot test, and saliva test. The doctor will also review any symptoms reported by the patient and consider the patient’s health and medical history. Doctors may recommend testing to measure:

  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Estrogen levels
  • Progesterone levels
  • Testosterone levels
  • Thyroid levels

Types of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Men and women who are good candidates for hormonal therapy have the option to restore hormonal balance with bioidentical hormones made derived from natural sources, such as yams and soy. These hormones are made in a compounding pharmacy and are easily metabolized by the body. Your hormone replacement plan may include the following in the form of oral medications, creams or gels, or injections:

  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • Cortisol
  • DHEA
  • Human Growth Hormone

Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

Many patients approaching mid-life and those who are experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, hot flashes, weight gain, low sex drive, or chronic stress enjoy numerous benefits from hormone replacement therapy. Benefits include:

  • Improved sleep
  • Improved libido
  • Elimination of hot flashes
  • Bone loss prevention
  • Relief from certain types of breast and prostate cancer

Since every patient has unique needs, a hormone replacement treatment plan must be customized for the patient and adjusted based on blood test results and other tests throughout the course of treatment.

belleMD.com is home to some of the leading hormone replacement doctors in Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, or La Quinta. Schedule your appointment with one of our doctors today.

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