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Hormonal Imbalance Specialist

Ricarda Benz, MD

Gynecologist & Laser Aesthetic Specialist located in Fullerton, CA

As we age, our hormone production naturally declines. For some women this is not bothersome, but for others, it dramatically impacts their quality of life. This change in hormones is especially common as a woman moves into her perimenopause and menopause years, but hormonal imbalance can happen to anyone. Dr. Ricarda Benz is a skilled gynecologist and laser aesthetic specialist who can replace the hormones you’ve lost due to the natural aging process, restoring a sense of balance and normalcy within your body. To discuss your hormone imbalance issues with Dr. Benz, call her office in Fullerton, California, or schedule an appointment online today.

Hormonal Imbalance Q & A

What are bioidentical hormones?

The term “bioidentical” means the hormones in the product are chemically identical to those naturally produced by your body. Bioidentical hormones are derived from natural sources, such as soy and yams.

In the correct form and dosage, bioidentical hormones can help ease a whole host of debilitating symptoms and improve your quality of life. For example, when administered properly, they have the ability to treat mood swings, night sweats, vaginal dryness, depression and anxiety, insomnia, decreased libido, hot flashes, and weight gain. In other words, bioidentical hormones have the ability to restore balance and harmony, so you can feel like yourself.

In what forms are bioidentical hormones available?

Bioidentical hormones come in several forms, including:

  • Pills: taken by mouth each day
  • Creams and gels: applied topically to send hormones into the body via the skin
  • Patch: placed on the upper arm or another area of the body to send controlled doses of hormones into the body on a regular basis
  • Vaginal ring: placed in the vagina, where it regularly releases hormones into the body
  • Pellet implants: inserted into the upper arm to slowly release a regular dose of hormones into the body

Are bioidentical hormones right for you?

Every woman is unique. Your evaluation with Dr. Benz begins with a comprehensive consultation. She reviews your symptoms, including their duration and severity, and how they interfere with your quality of life. Then she performs tests to look for hormonal imbalances and nutritional deficiencies.

If your symptoms and test results indicate your hormones are unbalanced, Dr. Benz helps you restore harmony to your body. Every treatment recommendation is customized and tailored to your needs and body.

Dr. Benz works with you to determine whether bioidentical hormone replacement is the right choice for you, and if so, what dose relieves your symptoms effectively. She also incorporates lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and exercise program, to help relieve your symptoms. Hot flashes, night sweats, depression, and other menopause symptoms don't have to continue, so talk to Dr. Benz about hormone replacement options today.


*Individual results may vay.