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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist

Chong Kim, MD -  - Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine

Coastal Anti-Aging Medical Group

Chong Kim, MD

Anti-Aging & Functional Medicine & Internist located in Torrance, CA

According to the North American Menopause Society, 75% of perimenopausal women in the United States report hot flashes. Hormonal imbalance can lead to a whole host of symptoms, including poor sleep quality, general weakness, increased risk of osteoporosis, and even depression. Dr. Chong Kim offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to restore hormonal harmony and alleviate troubling symptoms. Call or book online to visit Coastal Anti-Aging Medical Group in Torrance, California.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormone therapy stabilizes hormones and helps restore hormonal balance. With age and specific life changes, such as menopause, hormone levels can drop, causing a variety of symptoms, including:

  • Chronic acne
  • Poor sleep quality
  • Memory and concentration problems
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Mood swings and depression
  • Changes in appetite and weight gain
  • Headaches
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Loss of libido

Hormone replacement therapy is designed to supplement your hormone production and can help the symptoms subside.

Bioidentical hormones are created in a laboratory and are derived from plant compounds, typically wild yams or soybean. After processing, the plant-based hormones are identical to the hormones your body makes.

How are bioidentical hormones administered?

Custom-made formulations of bioidentical hormones are available in several forms:

  • Capsule or tablet
  • Gel
  • Suppository
  • Nose spray

Dr. Kim helps you choose which method would work best for you.

Who’s a good candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy?

Women who are going through menopause and dealing with severe associated symptoms are good candidates for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy since it can restore hormonal balance and reduce or even alleviate the symptoms.

Dr. Kim might recommend hormone therapy if:

  • You’ve entered menopause early, before the age of 45 for numerous reasons, including chemotherapy or radiation
  • You’ve had your ovaries removed before age 45, or surgical menopause
  • You have a family history of colon cancer or osteoporosis

You might not be a good candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy if you have:

  • Breast cancer
  • High blood pressure
  • Liver disease
  • A history of strokes and blood clots

What are the benefits of bioidentical hormone therapy?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has a myriad of benefits, including a reduction of the associated symptoms and the prevention of osteoporosis.

The benefits vary depending on the hormones administered, the dosage, and the individual, but many people report improved sexual desire, stronger bones, thicker hair, improved sleep quality, and more.

Dr. Kim discusses your options and makes sure you’re fully informed. He offers custom dosage bioidentical hormone therapy for his patients who are dealing with the complications of hormonal imbalance.

Call or book online to find out more about this innovative treatment.