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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Specialist

Murrieta Primary Care Clinic

Family Medicine, Aesthetic & Wellness Clinic located in Murrieta, CA

Your body creates chemicals called hormones that control a range of functions like reproduction and digestion. Hormone levels naturally fluctuate throughout your life, but a hormonal imbalance can quickly affect your well-being. All the negative symptoms can easily cause you to feel less than your best, but Joanna Ayala, MD, at Murrieta Primary Care Clinic is happy to offer a solution: bioidentical hormone replacement. To feel better at any age, book an appointment online or call the Murrieta, California, clinic to learn more.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Q&A

Do I have a hormonal imbalance?

Hormones are chemical messengers in your body that dictate many different bodily functions. They’re produced by endocrine glands throughout your body. If a gland makes too much or too little of a hormone, it can change the way you feel and how well your body works.

Different hormones control different functions, and the hormone that’s out of balance impacts the symptoms you experience. But in general, the following symptoms could indicate that you have a hormonal imbalance:

  • Hot flashes
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Thinning hair
  • Low sex drive
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

If you’re a woman, you might notice symptoms like vaginal dryness, pain with sex, or irregular periods. Men may experience erectile dysfunction or infertility when they have a hormonal imbalance.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones mimic natural hormones in your body. When you take bioidentical hormones, they supplement the hormones your body doesn’t make enough of to balance hormone levels and help you feel better. They’re chemically identical to natural hormones, and they’re easy for your body to absorb and metabolize.

Bioidentical hormones are derived from plant matter. They can be a more natural option for hormone replacement than traditional synthetic hormones made from chemical sources.

Before starting any type of hormone replacement therapy, it’s important to learn about associated risks. While hormone therapy can effectively relieve a range of negative symptoms, it’s recommended to take the lowest possible dose for the least amount of time possible for best results.

What can I expect with bioidentical hormone replacement?

Hormonal imbalance can be diagnosed with a blood, urine, or saliva test. If a hormonal imbalance is identified, the team at Murrieta Primary Care Clinic is here to help you feel better with more balanced hormone levels. 

The team at Murrieta Primary Care Clinic offers pellet therapy bioidentical hormone replacement. Pellet therapy involves inserting a small tablet below your skin and over time, hormones are released into your body. 

Throughout your therapy, the team regularly reviews your dosage to ensure you’re getting the best benefit from hormone replacement. They may adjust your dosage or recommend a different delivery method that directly addresses your symptoms.

A hormonal imbalance can severely disrupt your life, but it doesn’t have to. Find relief from your symptoms with bioidentical hormone replacement at Murrieta Primary Care Clinic. Learn more by calling the clinic or request an appointment online.