Do you suffer from hot flashes throughout your day and night? Has menopause caused changes in your sexual function so that you’re not able to fully enjoy being with your partner? Do you suffer from lack of motivation, low energy, lethargy and foggy brain? There are answers. Howard Liebowitz, MD, with Liebowitz Longevity Medicine in Santa Monica, California, has eliminated these life-altering symptoms of menopause for many women as well as low testosterone for men by prescribing bioidentical hormone therapy. With modern medicine today, you don’t need to suffer debilitating symptoms the way men and women did in the past. Call or book an appointment online today.
Bioidentical hormones are compounds with an identical molecular structure to the hormones that your body produces. Experts use the term ‘bioidentical’ to describe hormone preparations that contain progesterone, estrogens, and testosterone.
These hormones occur naturally in men and women, but they are lost at menopause and decline steadily as men age. Fortunately, by using hormones which replace the natural ones in your body, postmenopausal women and aging men can lead healthier lives free of many of the troublesome illnesses and symptoms associated with inevitable hormone decline.
The therapy starts with a blood test to determine your hormone levels. If the levels are too low, Dr. Liebowitz prescribes bioidentical hormones to restore your body to its natural balance. These hormones, which primarily consist of progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone, are usually derived from natural sources including yams and soy.
Dr. Liebowitz assesses his patients periodically by testing hormone levels in the blood. He prescribes exactly the amounts of hormones you need based on your blood test and how you are feeling.
Bioidentical hormone therapy reduces symptoms of menopause, which can range from mild to severe. You may experience hot flashes, vaginal dryness and painful intercourse, sleeping disorders including insomnia, and other changes in your body. These changes occur when estrogen levels dwindle.
Men often experience lack of motivation, decrease sexual desire and weaker fullness of erections, irritability, less tolerance, loss of muscle mass, increase fat around the middle,brain fog,moodiness and loss of zest for life, as well as occasional night sweats and hot flashes similar to women.
For women with severe symptoms, hot flashes come throughout the day and night and can leave clothing and bedding soaked. Vaginal dryness can make sexual intercourse painful so that a woman’s sex life is no longer gratifying, with loss of romance which may result in dramatic shifts in relationships.
Dr. Liebowitz prescribes bioidentical hormone therapy to regulate estrogen levels to eliminate menopausal symptoms. Sex again becomes pleasurable, and hot flashes are gone. Women who experience the treatment can once again enjoy life to the fullest, and many say that it rejuvenates their skin, giving a youthful glow to their appearance.
Men become vibrant and energetic again, regaining their libido and machismo.
Bioidentical estrogens are extracted from yams and soy. They are identical in their composition to those naturally found in women’s bodies. On the other hand, hormones known by pharmaceutical brand names are made from non-plant substances, like pregnant horses’ urine, for example. This substance is not bioidentical to human estrogen and is less natural than bioidentical hormones resulting in many unwanted side effects.
There are multiple hormone options for men, which are also natural and are custom selected for optimal results as well.