(310) 979-3434
Dr. Rashel, Integrative Medicine


Address :

11633 San Vincente Blvd.
Suite #107
Los Angeles, CA 90049

Tel : (310) 979-3434
Fax : (310) 907-5193
email : info@drrashel.com

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Bio-identical hormones are hormones that share the exact same molecular structure as hormones found in our bodies. By contrast, synthetic hormones are intentionally made different. Synthetic hormones are manufactured by drug companies. Bio-identical hormones are custom made for each patient in compounding pharmacies. The reason drug companies make synthetic hormones is to enable them to patent the drug. In order to patent a drug it must have a new structure or a structure foreign to our bodies! The drug can then be patented and bring in increased revenues for the drug company.

You may have heard of the drugs Premarin, Prempro, Provera as widely used examples of synthetic hormone therapies which are one-size-fits all dosage regiment.

Unfortunately, synthetic hormones don’t have the same effects as natural bio-identical hormones and cause ill-effects in people.  This has been the cause of some of the controversy you may have heard about in the past few years around hormone replacement therapy.  The problem is not replacing declining hormone levels,the problem has been replacing declining hormone levels with synthetic compounds that never belonged in the body in the first place.

Why is all this so important?   It comes down to quality of life, health maintenance and disease prevention. Physical, mental, and emotional wellness should always be the first priority and the bottom line is that bio-identical hormone replacement therapy improves the quality of life dramatically when treating age related hormone decline in men and women. Some of the benefits of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in men and women are increasing life expectancy, protection against cardiovascular disease, protection against Alzheimer’s, relieving menopausal symptoms, improving sexual function, relieving anxiety and depression, improving body composition, improving skin tone, helping weight loss, and improving muscle mass to name a few.

Although Bio-identical hormones have been around for years, unfortunately most doctors are unfamiliar with them unless they have specialty training in the area through the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine.

At Advance Health Integrative Medicine, Dr. Tahzib is board certified in Anti-Aging medicine, and only uses natural, bio-identical hormones compounded for each of our patients individually so our patients can get the benefits of natural hormone replacement therapy while eliminating the negative side-effects seen with synthetic hormones. We do not use ‘cookie cutter’ or one size fits all medicine.  After thorough evaluation and blood work including hormone panels we customize a natural hormone replacement plan for our patients based on their hormone deficiencies and evaluate their progress with follow-up hormone assessments.

To learn more about our bio-identical hormone therapy program contact us at (310)979-4600 or fill our New Patient Form.