HRT

Miracle Laser Medical Clinic

Susan Hyun, MD

Aesthetics Medicine & Anti Aging Medicine located in Santa Clarita, CA

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) helps prevent serious health problems in women and men, including cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis. HRT also helps restore your metabolic rate back to more youthful levels. Dr. Susan Hyun at Miracle Laser Medical Clinic has helped many women and men safely restore hormone levels, fight aging, and stay healthy with bioidentical HRT. To learn whether you’re a good candidate for HRT, call the office in Santa Clarita, California, or book a consultation online.

HRT Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT)

Bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones naturally produced in your body. These hormones are made from plant sources and may have fewer side effects than synthetic hormones.

When you receive bioidentical HRT, you take the precise amount of bioidentical hormone needed to restore your hormone levels back to normal.

What women’s health concerns are treated with HRT?

The most well-known changes triggered by low estrogen at menopause are hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and a low sex drive. But they’re not the only problem.

After menopause, about half of all women develop vaginal atrophy. This condition occurs when lack of estrogen causes the tissues lining your vagina to become thin, dry, and fragile.

The symptoms of vaginal atrophy include:

  • Vaginal dryness, burning, and discharge
  • Less vaginal lubrication
  • Painful intercourse
  • Genital itching

 

Estrogen also promotes bone metabolism, triggers collagen production in your skin, and keeps blood vessels elastic. As a result, low levels of estrogen increase your risk of osteoporosis, aging skin, and cardiovascular disease.

What men’s health concerns are treated with HRT?

Testosterone levels can decline when your testes don’t produce enough hormone due to an underlying health condition, medications, or obesity. However, aging is one of the most common causes of low testosterone in men.

Testosterone production begins to go down after the age of 30 and continues to decline by about 1% every year.

Low testosterone causes symptoms such as:

  • Change in sexual function, such as low sex drive or fewer spontaneous erections
  • Emotional and cognitive changes, such as depression, memory loss, and difficulty concentrating
  • Physical changes, including weight gain, loss of muscle mass and strength, osteoporosis


You may also develop breast tissue and find that your beard or hair starts thinning.

What HRT services will I receive?

After reviewing your medical history and discussing your symptoms, Dr. Hyun determines your existing hormone levels by performing diagnostic testing using saliva, urine, and/or blood analysis. Then a quality compounded pharmacy produces customized bioidentical hormones to meet your unique needs.

While you’re on bioidentical HRT, you’ll receive ongoing evaluations and testing to verify that your hormone levels are in the normal range. Dr. Hyun may also recommend supplements or help with nutrition planning. If constant stress is one of your challenges, the doctor also helps you develop a stress reduction plan.

Bioidentical HRT reverses the problems caused by hormone imbalances and lowers your risk for developing chronic illnesses like osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease. To schedule an HRT consultation, call Miracle Laser Medical Clinic or use online booking.