What are the Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy?

What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormone imbalances can be tricky to pin down because in many ways, the symptoms—general fatigue, difficulty concentrating or sleeping, trouble with moods, and many others—are mild. However, when these symptoms accumulate, it’s amazing how much a hormone imbalance can negatively impact your life. At Best Self Medical Arts, we can help you correct your hormone imbalances, so you can quickly and safely get back to feeling like yourself.


What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is exactly what it sounds like: the replacement of essential hormones to keep your body operating like the well-oiled machine it truly is. At Best Self Medical Arts, we create a customized treatment plan for you with bioidentical hormones (BHRT) made from plant derivatives that have the exact chemical and molecular structure as hormones the body creates naturally. In this way, they result in fewer side-effects and risks than traditional hormone therapies. In fact, the extended use of BHRT has been shown to improve bone density and cardiovascular health.

When hormones go awry, it can wreak havoc on many areas of the body. It can affect mood, sleep, concentration, body temperature control, fluctuating weight, aches and pains, and sex drive. For women, it can contribute to vaginal dryness, painful intercourse, hot flashes, and night sweats. Men can develop changes in the breast tissue, erectile dysfunction, lost muscle mass, decreased sex drive, infertility, and loss of bone mass. BHRT comes in many forms: creams are easy to use and absorb instantly; oral medication helps reduce side effects and is easy to keep on a schedule; HRT trans-dermal patches are more bioavailable (meaning they infuse the hormone right into the bloodstream) and only need replacing once or twice a week.

Am I a Good Candidate?

If you are an adult experiencing trouble with hormone balance and it’s affecting your productivity, physical and emotional comfort, and relationships, BHRT may be exactly what you need. Candidates commonly have been through some kind of recent life change, like pregnancy, menopause, or andropause. Dr. Greer will create a personalized BHRT treatment plan that optimizes your body’s health and wellness, beginning with a comprehensive consultation.

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Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

It’s amazing how much of your health and well-being can be affected by hormonal imbalances, but this doesn’t have to remain the case. BHRT comes with many benefits, some of which are gender-specific while others help virtually anyone.

Improve your work-life with better focus, concentration, and memory. When you can think well, you can achieve more. BHRT can also reduce the risk of developing dementia later in life.

Get better sleep to increase energy levels and feel more refreshed. Sleep is one of the biggest aspects of health, and when it’s good, it can make life easier and happier on every level. You can focus, give your colleagues and loved ones the attention they deserve, and thrive.

Keep your physical health in optimal condition. BHRT contributes to healthier bones so you’re less likely to develop osteoporosis. Lower your chances of heart disease and diabetes, and increase your physical comfort with no more night sweats and hot flashes.

Improve intimate life with your partner. BHRT can correct sexual side effects of hormonal imbalance, such as vaginal dryness, erectile dysfunction, and reduced libido.

Because BHRT can take some getting used to, it’s very important to keep with it for at least a few months despite potentially uncomfortable side effects. Once you have built up the appropriate hormone levels, you’ll unlock your body’s full potential and all the benefits of BHRT.

“The team at Best Self Medicated Arts are so friendly and they are very helpful. Dr. Cheryl Geer has an amazing heart and really cares about her patients. I would definitely recommend their facility, I saw great results and was treated very well by everyone there.” *

-JK, Happy Patient

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Would you like to learn more about hormone replacement therapy, schedule your in-person consultation with Dr. Cheryl Geer by completing the form below, or by calling Best Self Medical Arts, Westlake Village, CA at (818)318-1200. We look forward to working with you!

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