Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) mimics natural hormone production as closely as possible. The term ‘bio-identical’ simply means hormones that are chemically identical to the body’s naturally occurring hormones. The use of Bio-Identical hormones require thorough investigation by a qualified doctor, quality medications from a reputable compounding pharmacy, and periodic testing to make sure dosing remains correct.
Andrew Brandeis, ND and Vinh Ngo, MD specialize in both Men’s and Women’s bio-identical hormone therapy at Care Practice in San Francisco. Our holistic approach to BHRT includes a series of treatment options ranging from nutrition, supplementation, and prescription of the right dose of the right medications delivered through the right methods.
Both men and women typically produce lower levels of important sex hormones as they age. This is a natural part of the aging process, however, since people today are living longer, healthier lives than our ancestors, we often require supplementation to maximize health as we age.
Symptoms of hormone deficiency or dysregulation in women include: brain fog, depression, dry skin, vaginal dryness, hot flashes, insomnia, bloating, water retention, mood swings, osteoporosis, fatigue, and loss of libido.
Symptoms of hormone deficiency or dysregulation in men include: loss of libido, decrease frequency of erections, decreased muscle mass, decreased stamina, muscle weakness, and fatigue.
At Care Practice, we believe everyone deserves optimal health, and Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy specialists in San Francisco can help you get there.