Menopause can be a truly uncomfortable experience. Typical symptoms accompanying women’s menopause include hot flashes, accelerated aging, and decreased muscle mass. At Turner Medical Arts in Santa Barbara, Dr. Turner offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to male and female patients. This therapy treatment can effectively minimize hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and bone loss. This therapy also has many cardiovascular benefits as well. Turner Medical Arts is the only practice in Santa Barbara that offers this therapy, and we are dedicated to improving your health and well-being.
Struggling With Hormones?
As people age, their bodies begin producing less of the hormones necessary for proper function. For women, a decline in estrogen leads to hot flashes, sagging skin, and other complications. For men, a dip in testosterone can severely affect mood and reduce energy. Hormonal supplements can do wonders in improving wellness. In addition, cosmetic treatment plans and nutritional guides can improve hormonal regulation, leading to optimal results. When you schedule an appointment at Turner Medical Arts, you can receive hormone therapy in the form of injections, creams, patches, pellets, or orally. We can help you find the perfect treatment option for you!
What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), also known as natural hormone therapy, is a treatment that involves the transference of estrogen and progesterone into the body. These additives are molecularly identical to those produced naturally. By increasing estrogen and progesterone, HRT can relieve the symptoms related to menopause and return women to their ideal states of hormonal balance.
When you visit our Santa Barbara clinic, you can choose from a wide variety of either FDA–approved or pharmacy–compounded bioidentical hormones, which are typically created from plant-derived sources such as soy or yams. The natural quality of these hormones ensures easy integration into the body, promising maximum benefits.
Results of Your BHRT Treatment
When you come in for a consultation at Turner Medical Arts, we will help determine whether hormone replacement therapy is right for you. Treatments can replace hormones over time, and provides cardiovascular benefits. Patients receiving this therapy are known to show lower levels of atherosclerosis, or plaque buildup in the heart’s arteries.
It’s important to know that HRT can increase your risk for blood clots, stroke, and breast cancer. It may also make breast cancer harder to detect by making your breasts appear more dense in mammograms. These risks increase after age 60. Despite the risks, a large body of research shows that hormone therapy effectively minimizes menopause symptoms and complications including hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, and bone loss. When you reap these benefits, you’ll be more able to enjoy better sleep, sexual function, and overall quality of life. Less bone loss means a lower risk for osteoporosis and fractures as well.
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Hormone Replacement Therapy in Santa Barbara, California
If you are interested in hormone replacement therapy, Turner Medical Arts is here to help. Our treatments can effectively improve your symptoms and get you back to feeling like yourself again. To learn more, please request an appointment by calling (805) 962-1957 or filling out the form below.