Bioidentical Hormones

Your hormones affect your overall health, involving multiple organs, whether it is your sleep, how strong you feel, to your libido, to your weight, to how your muscles and bones are, etc. That being said, not everyone has balanced hormones. So, when your body is not producing hormones theway that it should, bioidentical hormones therapy (in the form of pellets, creams, injections, etc.) can help you gain control over your body. At Hotchandani Laser, Vein & Cosmetic Surgery, you may opt for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.


You may be a good candidate for bioidentical hormone therapy if you have one or more symptoms of hormonal imbalance. The majority of patients are middle-aged and older, but this is not a set rule. As the symptoms of hormonal imbalances are not very unique (i.e. weight gain, sleeping problems, low sex drive), they go unnoticed. This is why you may want to visit Dr. Hotchandani as he can conduct appropriate tests to see you if you are a good candidate for replacement hormones.

Hormonal imbalance may show itself as headaches, hot flashes, unexplained weight changes, low sex drive, and mood swings. Symptoms may also include constipation, irregular heartbeat, depression and anxiety, and irregular bowel movements. If you notice any of these symptoms, you may want to get your hormones checked. Women with heavy or painful periods accompanied by acne may also benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.

While bioidentical hormones are great for many people with hormonal imbalances, some individuals should avoid taking them. This may include people with blood clotting issues, breast cancer, cardiovascular diseases, endometrial cancer, or those who have previously suffered from a stroke.

How Do Bioidentical Hormones Work?

Bioidentical hormones are processed hormones that are derived from plants and aim to mimic your body’s natural hormones. Hormones are chemicals that are created naturally by endocrine system, keeping your body well-balanced. When your body goes through hormonal imbalance, or loss, bioidentical hormones can replenish your levels. This should bring the body back into its proper balance.

Bioidentical hormones are a great alternative to synthetic hormones, as they are derived from plants. At the same time, they mimic your hormones with more ease, as they have the same chemical structure. These hormones can be estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, making it a suitable choice for men and women alike.

Bioidentical hormones work differently for everyone, depending on what their hormonal imbalance is, or their symptoms are. For some, it can improve the quality of the skin and reduce instances of hot flashes or night sweats. For others, it may help improve their sex drive and performance.

At Hotchandani Laser, Vein & Cosmetic Surgery we provide the hormones in different forms, including pellets. These are small cylindrical medical compounds, like a grain of rice. The pellets are inserted underneath the skin, where the hormone is released continuously over the next 3-4 months. This allows consistent and smooth delivery of the hormones, without having to get multiple injections or take daily pills.

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