Conditions Treated with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Los Angeles Bioidentical Hormone Therapy specialist, Kenneth Kafka, M.D. offers customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans to men and women suffering from hormonal imbalances. Because hormones impact a wide variety of functions in the body, imbalances can be at the root of numerous conditions. Doctor Kafka’s personalized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans have helped patients to improve countless conditions. Some of the conditions that Doctor Kafka uses Bioidentical Hormones to treat include:

Adrenal Fatigue is a syndrome that comes from being overstressed for an extended period of time. When a person is stressed for a long period of time, the adrenal glands may excrete excess cortisol, which can eventually burn out the adrenal glands.

Allergies can be helped with herbal supplements, diet therapy, or detoxification. Several modalities of medicine can help to reduce allergic reactions.

Andropause is also known as male menopause, and it marks the stage in a man’s life when his testosterone levels take a steep decline to cause numerous symptoms. 

Anxiety and Depression can occur during any hormone imbalance. These mental states may be experienced due to the imbalanced hormones’ effect on brain chemistry. 

Chronic Fatigue can greatly reduce the quality of life and may cause a person to feel constantly tired or lethargic. People may also experience muscle pains, headaches, and memory loss. 

Erectile Dysfunction happens to many men suffering from testosterone decline. Erectile dysfunction can begin as early as the mid-30’s or 40’s, and it may be helped with testosterone supplementation. 

Fibromyalgia is characterized as all over body aches and soreness, soft tissue inflammation, fatigue, joint pain, and depression.

Headaches can occur from imbalances caused during perimenopause, andropause, menopause, and PMS. Headaches can range from tension headaches to migraines, and may be reduced with hormone supplementation.

Hormone Imbalance can occur for many reasons; however, it most usually occurs due to aging. Poor dietary habits, lack of exercise, stress, and being overworked can also disrupt hormonal balance.

Hot Flashes commonly occur during hormone decline, and they may cause a person to suddenly feel intolerably hot or flushed.

Hypothyroid occurs when the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone. Symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, aching joints, dry skin, a puffy face, increased sensitivity to cold, and irregular periods may occur.

Insomnia occurs when hormone fluctuation disrupts the signals sent to the hypothalamus. The hypothalamus sets the body’s sleeping cycles, and cannot properly function with hormone imbalances.

IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) occur when a person experiences constipation alternating with diarrhea. Some people may have diarrhea multiple times in a day.

Low-grade fevers usually occur during menopause or andropause, and a person may notice that the temperature is slightly raised above normal during the day or night.

Low Libido occurs with hormone decline, and it can negatively affect personal relationships. Hormone supplementation may be able to restore healthy libido.

Low Testosterone usually occurs during a man’s 40’s or 50’s. When a man hits the 30’s, testosterone begins to drop; however, when it steeply declines, it marks the stage known as andropause.

Menopause officially begins when a woman has not had a menstrual period for 12 consecutive months. During menopause, the body shuts down reproduction, and this transition can cause the body to manifest numerous symptoms.

Mood Swings that consist of anger, anxiety, depression, or sadness can occur with hormone fluctuations or decline.

Night Sweats can happen to men or women going through hormone decline. Night sweats can be defined as waking up in the middle of the night drenched in a cold or hot sweat.

Perimenopause is the time before menopause and may last from 4 to 6 years. Symptoms of perimenopause can begin as early as the 30’s or early 40’s.

PMS is accepted as being a “normal” part of menstruation; however, hormone imbalances can cause symptoms such as cramping, headaches, mood swings, and cravings to be exacerbated.

Sexual Dysfunction usually occurs during perimenopause or menopause, and it may be helped with hormone supplementation.

Los Angeles Bioidentical Hormone Therapy specialist, Kenneth Kafka, M.D.’s unique Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans are tailored to fit individual needs. His specialized programs have helped men and women to improve their health and regain their overall wellness. Taking a patient-centered approach, Doctor Kafka is dedicated to providing optimal levels of patient care.

Contact Los Angeles Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Kenneth Kafka, M.D. today to learn more about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for women and men who suffer from hormone imbalances.