Bioidentical Hormones

Mozhgan Ashtari, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Enliven Medical Clinic

Mozhgan Ashtari, MD

Internal Medicine & Medical Aesthetic Clinic located in Laguna Hills, CA

Proper hormone function is responsible for your well-being, so when your hormones are out of balance, you just don’t feel like you. At Enliven Medical Clinic in Laguna Hills, California, internal medicine physician Mozhgan Ashtari, MD, offers bioidentical hormone therapy to help you restore your natural hormone levels. Call the office or schedule an appointment using the online tool to learn how this all-natural hormone treatment can help you.

Bioidentical Hormones Q & A

What causes hormones to be out of balance?

A hormone imbalance can occur at any time due to stress, trauma, or illness. It most commonly happens with age, however. Women experience a natural reduction in the production of the sex hormones estrogen and progesterone as they move through perimenopause and menopause – the natural change in fertility. Men also see a decline in their primary sex hormone, testosterone, as they age.

Hormone imbalances can also result due to a poor diet, being overweight or obese, and exposure to chemicals or toxins.

How do I know if I have a hormone imbalance?

Dr. Ashtari reviews your symptoms and may run blood tests to assess your hormone levels. Symptoms that suggest you have a hormone imbalance include:

  • Low energy and fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Reduced libido
  • Weight gain
  • Depression
  • Headaches

For women, the hormone changes that happen with menopause can also bring about hot flashes and night sweats as well as vaginal dryness that can make intercourse painful. Discuss your symptoms with Dr. Ashtari, and she can help you determine if hormone imbalances are the likely cause.

How are bioidentical hormones administered?

Bioidentical hormones may be administered as pills, patches, creams, shots, and gels. Dr. Ashtari evaluates your needs and goals to determine which method is best for you. You may try several different kinds before settling on the one that works optimally.

Bioidentical hormones offer a way to restore your optimal hormone levels in a safe, natural way. Dr. Ashtari uses bioidentical hormones that match the physiological makeup of your hormones exactly, so your body can use them to restore normalcy to your bodily systems.

Bioidentical hormones can help you feel like yourself again as it rebalances your levels and alleviates symptoms.

For more information about how bioidentical hormone therapy can help restore your sense of well-being, call Enliven Medical Clinic or book an appointment online.