Westlake Women's Health Specialists
Stephanie Mandelman, MD
Obstetrics & Gynecology located in Westlake Village, CA
If you experience fatigue, vaginal dryness, weight gain, or other menopause symptoms, help is within reach at Westlake Women's Health Specialists in Westlake Village, California. Obstetrics and gynecology physician Stephanie Mandelman, MD, and the caring team offer bioidentical hormones to balance hormone levels, help you gain energy, reduce unpleasant symptoms, and improve your quality of life. Call the office today or book an appointment online.
Bioidentical Hormones Q & A
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are identical to hormones your body naturally produces. Westlake Women’s Health Specialists offers these hormones through standard and compound pharmacies to treat menopause and other unpleasant symptoms associated with low estrogen or progesterone.
What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?
If your hormones aren’t balanced properly, you may experience the following signs or symptoms:
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
- Muscle mass loss
- Increased body fat
- Loss of breast fullness
- Decreased sex drive
- Thinning hair
- Skin changes
- Sleeping problems
At the first sign of a hormone imbalance or menopause symptoms, schedule a visit to Westlake Women’s Health Specialists for an evaluation.
Are bioidentical hormones right for me?
Bioidentical hormones can reduce unpleasant symptoms associated with a hormone imbalance and menopause. They can give you more energy, increase your sex drive, reduce unpleasant symptoms, and help you maintain a healthy body weight.
To determine if you’re a good candidate for bioidentical hormone treatment, Dr. Mandelman reviews your symptoms and medical history. She completes a physical examination and has you undergo a blood test to evaluate hormone levels. Dr. Mandelman reviews the risks, benefits, and the different types of hormone therapy available to you.
What should I expect during bioidentical hormone therapy?
What to expect during hormone therapy depends on which type of hormone treatment you and Dr. Mandelman choose.
Bioidentical hormone treatments include pellets, pills, skin patches, rings, gels, sprays, and creams. Dr. Mandelman may assesses your hormone levels periodically and makes adjustments to your treatment regimen as needed.
Don’t suffer through hot flashes or other unpleasant menopause symptoms when you don’t have to. Schedule an appointment with Westlake Women’s Health Specialists by phone or book online to determine if bioidentical hormones are right for you.