Hormones

Allen Lawrence, MD, MA, PhD -  - Integrative Medicine Physician

Conejo Valley Advanced Wellness

Allen Lawrence, MD, MA, PhD

Integrative Medicine Physician & Preventative Medicine Specialist located in Thousand Oaks, CA

Hormones play an important role in the way you feel. Hormonal imbalances can impact your libido, energy levels, weight, and more. At Conejo Valley Advanced Wellness in Thousand Oaks, California, Allen Lawrence, MD, MA, PhD, provides bioidentical hormone treatments if you’re seeking relief from these hormonal imbalances. Schedule an appointment online or by phone today for customized hormone therapy to help you feel your best.

Hormones Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone therapy?

Hormones are chemicals that control many aspects of how your body functions, including your:

  • Brain function
  • Metabolism
  • Sexual function

These are just a few of the roles hormones play in your body. Balanced hormones keep your body running smoothly, sending the correct messages to and from your organs.

Unbalanced hormones can cause the messages to be interrupted or delayed, leading to some negative symptoms and side effects. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) helps balance your hormones by addressing hormonal deficiencies.

Bioidentical hormones are chemically identical to the hormones your body produces naturally. The most common types of bioidentical hormones are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Starting bioidentical hormone therapy can help your body get back on track so you feel your best.

What can hormone therapy treat?

Dr. Lawrence often uses bioidentical hormone therapy to help men and women achieve hormonal balance. As you age, your body often begins producing fewer hormones. HRT addresses hormonal deficiencies that can make you gain weight, cause trouble sleeping, and leave you feeling tired or moody.

HRT is a popular treatment option for patients facing sexual dysfunction and low libido. As a low libido treatment, HRT replaces sexual hormones like estrogen and testosterone, giving you more energy and increasing interest in sex. HRT can also help if you’re struggling with erectile dysfunction (ED).

Hormone therapy can help you lose weight as well. Since hormones control your metabolism, or how your body digests food and transforms it into energy, a hormonal imbalance can lead to weight gain. If you’ve gained weight or have struggled to lose it, HRT might be able to help.

For women, menopause brings a number of negative symptoms. Hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness are among the symptoms of menopause caused by hormonal changes. Starting bioidentical hormone therapy can help you find relief from menopausal side effects.

Is hormone therapy right for me?

When you have your consultation at Conejo Valley Advanced Wellness, Dr. Lawrence evaluates your condition, symptoms, and medical history. People experiencing the common symptoms of hormonal imbalance are often great candidates for bioidentical hormone therapy. It’s important to learn about all your treatment options so that you can make the best decision for your health.

From increased libido to dropping extra pounds, hormone therapy can be a powerful wellness strategy. To learn more about hormone therapy, talk to Dr. Lawrence at Conejo Valley Advanced Wellness. Schedule your consultation online or by phone today.