The Surprising Benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy for both Women and Men: What You Need to Know! At WellMedica, Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy is designed for one’s body to help with hormonal imbalances, regulate sexual function and physical condition throughout your life, and much more!

WellMedica Bio-identical Hormones

Anti-Aging Hormone Therapy has been used since the late 1930s and is often considered one of the most natural ways to deliver hormones to the body. The hormones are identical to the body’s own both structurally and biologically. Because the body does the work on its own once the sterile pellet is inserted, this increases compliance because patients do not have to remember to take a pill, give an injection, or apply a cream each day.

What Is Hormone Testing?

Hormones are natural chemicals your body creates to carry signals through your bloodstream to your organs, skin, muscles, and other tissues. These messages tell your body what to do and how to do it and are essential to your health. To help doctors understand what is best for their patients, many use hormone testing to try to identify hormone imbalances or determine if ongoing hormone therapy is having an effect.

Hormone levels can be tested through blood, urine, or saliva samples. However, since hormone levels in the human body vary by day and even by hour, the best indicator of whether a compounded hormone is working well is the relief of symptoms, not measured hormone levels in urine, saliva, or blood. 

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are processed hormones made by your body’s glands to help remedy deficiencies or imbalances in men and women. The human body produces hormones that regulate almost all systems and functions within. These include estrogen, estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone, among many others. Bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) is chemically identical to those the body naturally produces but comes from plants. For years, synthetic traditional hormones were used to treat hormone therapy; however, patients were at greater risk of developing blood clots, gallbladder disease, heart disease, breast cancer, and stroke. After these results were made public, many men and women were concerned about the safety of synthetic hormones. Instead, they turned to other treatments like bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) with the use of compounded bioidentical hormone pellets. WellMedica uses Bioidentical Hormones that are approved by the FDA and tested for safety. Our bio-identical hormones bind to your hormone receptors like your body’s naturally produced hormones. Bioidentical hormone therapy (BHRT) is only administered by Dr. Dima Ali, and the dosage can be tailored to each individual to achieve optimal levels.

What can bioidentical hormones help with?

Men and women seeking relief from the following symptoms may be an excellent candidate for hormone therapy using bioidentical hormones:
  • Hot flashes
  • Fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Hair loss
  • Lower energy
  • Muscle loss
  • Memory loss
  • Increases in weight
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Loss of interest in sex
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Gynecomastia
  • Unclear thinking
  • Painful sex
  • Urinary Problems
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Changes in mood
  • Anxiety
Many of these health issues are related to menopausal symptoms. Though men can experience an imbalance of any number of hormones, low testosterone has the most significant impact when it comes to men’s sex drive and erectile dysfunction. Quality of life can be drastically improved for many patients with FDA-approved bioidentical hormone treatments.


Bioidentical hormones may be given in several different ways. These include patches, gels, creams, shots, and pellets. Pellets are a convenient way to administer the correct amount of compounded hormone without patients needing to remember to take pills or apply substances. They released a controlled amount of hormones bioidentical to those naturally produced in the body without the increased risk of synthetic hormones. The simple office procedure starts with a small local anesthetic injection in the insertion area; then, a tiny incision is made in the skin. A little trocar device is inserted beneath the skin into the subcutaneous layer of the epidermis. Pellets composed of compounded products (FDA-approved hormone combinations) are placed into this trocar device, after which Dr. Dima Ali will close the tiny incision site with a sterile strip. No stitches are necessary after the procedure because the incision is so miniscule.

Do bioidentical hormones really work?

Many men and women have reported that bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has significantly improved the side effects of hormone imbalance in their lives. Both women and men can find relief from many symptoms related to hormone imbalance through bioidentical hormone therapy to restore hormone balance and reduce the effects of aging. Optimal hormone supplementation can also prevent many aging symptoms and renew a more youthful state with greater resilience.

Because custom compounded hormones have not been studied to know whether the active ingredients can be absorbed appropriately, they are typically reserved for patients who have a known allergy to one of the components of compounded bioidentical hormones approved by the FDA. In rare cases such as these, custom-made compounded hormones from a compounding pharmacy are a viable option for men’s and women’s health. Compounded bioidentical hormone therapy is another effective way to combat the effects of aging, along with a healthy diet and exercise.

What are the side effects of bioidentical hormones?

Although bioidentical hormones are believed to be safer and do not have the same reported risk as estrogen, estradiol, progesterone, and testosterone developed synthetically, they can still pose a safety risk.

Dr. Dima Ali will monitor your reaction to the bioidentical hormones and decide if the dosage needs to be changed based on your response. Reactions may include mild fluid retention, acne or oily skin, stomach upset, mood changes, fatigue, and breast tenderness. There may be some itching or redness around the application area, but this should subside within a few days.

For many men and women, replacing deficient hormones allows them to face life without a decrease in quality due to deteriorating appearance and function. It enables them to boost their vigorous health by renewing youth through specific hormones best suited for the body’s many complicated systems.


Table Of Contents

What Is Hormone Testing?
What are bioidentical hormones?
Do bioidentical hormones really work?


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