Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Viva Wellness Medical Group

Medical Weight Loss Clinic & Medical Spa located in Point Loma, San Diego, CA

Unbalanced hormones are common among men and women, especially with age. If fatigue, weight gain, sexual dysfunction, or other unpleasant symptoms of hormone fluctuations hinder your quality of life, a simple noninvasive solution is within reach at Viva Wellness Medical Group in San Diego, California. The experienced medical team offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to optimize the way you look and feel. Schedule an appointment with Viva Wellness Medical Group by phone or online to learn more.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are synthetic hormones that are similar to the hormones your body naturally produces. Taking bioidentical hormones to replace low hormones within your body helps you look and feel better and produces numerous anti-aging benefits.

What are bioidentical hormones used for?

Your provider uses bioidentical hormones to treat testosterone deficiencies in men and pre- and post-menopausal symptoms in women. The following bioidentical hormones are available at Viva Wellness Medical Group:

  • Testosterone
  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Thyroid hormone
  • Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)

Prior to treatment, a practitioner at Viva Wellness Medical Group reviews your medical history and symptoms, completes a physical exam, and uses blood tests to find out which hormones, if any, are outside of a therapeutic range.

What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy?

If your hormone levels are off, you can reap numerous health and wellness benefits from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Examples include:

  • Weight loss and a reduced appetite
  • Improvements in body composition
  • Less body fat and increases in muscle mass
  • More energy
  • Osteoporosis protection
  • Fewer symptoms of depression
  • Reduced hot flashes or night sweats in women
  • Better sex drive and improvements in erectile dysfunction
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Fewer symptoms of vaginal atrophy in women

Common symptoms of vaginal atrophy in women are vaginal dryness, burning, urinary incontinence, pain with intercourse, and recurrent urinary tract infections.

What should I expect during treatment?

After reviewing the results of your lab tests, your doctor recommends a bioidentical hormone treatment plan that best matches your personalized needs. Synthetic hormones are available in the following forms:

  • Pills
  • Creams
  • Gels
  • Sprays
  • Injections
  • Subdermal pellets
  • Skin patches
  • Vaginal preparations

In women, vaginal hormone preparations are available as tablets, rings, or vaginal creams. Your practitioner creates a personalized hormone therapy plan just for you. 

You might not be a good candidate for treatment if you have a history of cancer, blood clots, liver disease, stroke, or unexplained vaginal bleeding.

Don’t let symptoms of hormone imbalance lead to unwanted weight gain, embarrassment in the bedroom, or an increased risk of chronic disease when simple, noninvasive solutions are within reach. Schedule an appointment with Viva Wellness Medical Group by phone or online today.