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Hormonal changes affect men and women, often causing moodiness, hot flashes, depression, and fatigue. Whether it’s menopause or a reduced testosterone levels, Cedric Emery, MD may be able to help you find relief. He offers specialized bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at Pacific Wellness of Ventura in Ventura, California to help you manage symptoms caused by hormonal changes. To start treatment, call or book an appointment online.

What happens to my hormones during menopause?

During menopause, your levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone drop to an all-time low. The lack of estrogen tends to cause some of the most notable, disruptive symptoms that can affect your daily life.


Low hormone levels influence your reproductive ability and affect all the systems in your body. For example, hormone changes affect your:

  • Bone and muscle mass

  • Libido

  • Vaginal lubrication and elasticity

  • Mood

  • Memory

  • Heart health

  • Urinary system

What are the symptoms of low testosterone in men?


Men also experience hormone level fluctuations as they age. Reduced testosterone levels can cause numerous symptoms, including:

  • Low sex drive

  • Decreased muscle mass and weight gain

  • Depression and anxiety

  • Fatigue

  • Hot flashes

What’s bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?


Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) helps men and women restore their hormone levels. Replenishing lost hormones decreases some of the uncomfortable symptoms related to hormonal imbalance.


The bioidentical hormones used in BHRT come from natural sources and carry the same chemical and molecular structure as the hormones in your body, so your system can’t tell the difference. BHRT is available in various forms, including topical creams, adhesive patches, and injectables.

Do I need BHRT?


Dr. Emery doesn’t recommend BHRT for everyone. Many men and women make their way through fluctuating hormone levels without any interventions, especially if their symptoms are tolerable.


BHRT is available as a helpful solution for disruptive symptoms. Some women, however, should avoid using BHRT if they have a history of breast or ovarian cancer. Dr. Emery takes the time to assess your health and concerns during your consultation.

What are the advantages of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy?


Since the hormones used in this treatment are natural and bioidentical, your body readily recognizes and processes them. It can’t tell the difference between bioidentical hormones and the hormones produced in your body.


Dr. Emery customizes this type of hormone therapy for your particular body chemistry. Your hormone levels are monitored regularly, and the therapy is adjusted until your levels stabilize.


One of the most significant advantages of BHRT is it relieves symptoms related to changes in hormone levels, such as:

  • Vaginal atrophy in women

  • Low sex drive

  • Hot flashes and night sweats

  • Anxiety, depression, and irritability

  • Insomnia

  • Lack of energy


If you’re looking for relief from these symptoms and would like to explore BHRT, contact Pacific Wellness of Ventura online or over the phone for an appointment.

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