Hormone Therapy Specialist

Mohitkumar Ardeshana, MD -  - Internal Medicine

Claremont Medical Center

Mohitkumar Ardeshana, MD

Internal Medicine located in Claremont, CA, serving Upland, CA and Pomona, CA

Hormonal imbalance is a common condition that affects both women and men, especially as you age. Bioidentical hormone therapy can make a world of difference and is one of many services available from Mohitkumar Ardeshana, MD, of Claremont Medical Center in Claremont, California, and service Upland, CA and Pomona, CA. If you’d like to learn more about how bioidentical hormone replacement works and what it can do for your daily quality of life, schedule an appointment today, online or by phone.

Hormone Therapy Q & A

What role do hormones play in the body?

Hormones are often called the chemical messengers of the body. They regulate and coordinate numerous processes, including behavior, immune function, sleep, metabolism, growth, fertility, and sexual function. Because hormones are so powerful, having too few or too many in your bloodstream can cause widespread problems.

What causes hormonal imbalance?

Your hormone production fluctuates as you move through the phases of life, but hormonal imbalance involves changes that are not part of those normal fluctuations. Your endocrine glands produce hormones, and problems in those glands can alter your hormonal balance.

Some of the more common causes of hormonal imbalance include: 

  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Chronic stress
  • Poor diet
  • Underactive or overactive thyroid
  • Certain cancers
  • Anorexia
  • Exposure to environmental toxins

Both women and men commonly notice symptoms of hormonal imbalance as they age. In women, menopause is one of the most common factors leading to hormonal imbalance.

What can be done to treat hormonal imbalance?

In some cases, treating the underlying problem that is altering your hormonal balance can yield good results. Often, however, hormone replacement therapy is the best way to correct hormonal imbalance.

At Claremont Medical Center, Dr. Ardeshana offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy using BioTE® pellets. This approach delivers a steady stream of either estrogen or testosterone, which avoids the roller coaster effect that other HRT options can cause.

Hormone replacement using pellet therapy is safe and effective. You’ll come in to have new pellets inserted just under your skin two to four times a year, and you’ll begin to notice improvements within weeks.

The insertion procedure is fast and painless, and there’s no need for special preparation or recovery time. You can get right back to your normal routines after your visit. The pellets are made from all natural ingredients, and your body simply absorbs them over time.

What are bioidentical hormones and why are they important?

You have options when it comes to hormone replacement therapy, but those options have different pros and cons. Many men and women prefer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy because the hormones are formulated from plant sources. Some other options require animal products, including the urine of pregnant horses.  

Bioidentical hormones share the same makeup as the hormones your body produces naturally. That means your body cannot detect the difference between your own hormones and the supplemental hormones that come from your therapy.

To learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, call the office, or use the online booking tool to set up a consultation today.