Marianna Abrams N.D.– Beverly Hills Bioidentical Hormones
At Water’s Edge Natural Medicine, provides healthcare in a comfortable boutique setting, while offering state of the art functional medical care.
Beverly Hills Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Marianna Abrams, N.D. has years of experience practicing medicine and offering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Marianna Abrams, N.D. feels that men and women deserve to feel youthful and healthy at all ages, and the Beverly Hills, CA based clinic works to help patients restore balance and vitality. The doctor takes the time to listen to patient’s concerns and performs the appropriate diagnostic tests to help patients determine imbalances. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has forever changed the way that women and men age, and it can restore health from the inside out. By balancing the body’s hormones, bodily systems can function at optimal levels. As a Beverly Hills Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy specialist, Marianna Abrams, N.D. uses bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help men and women overcome the challenges associated with hormonal decline and imbalances.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses hormones that are identical to the body’s endogenous hormones to replenish what the body cannot produce. As aging occurs, the endocrine glands, which include the ovaries, uterus, testicles, thyroid, adrenals, and pituitary gland begin to lose their ability to produce vital hormones. Because the hormones secreted from these glands all maintain countless bodily functions, men and women may begin to notice drastic changes that occur with aging and hormonal decline. Some of these changes may include insomnia, erectile dysfunction, hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, anxiety, depression, fatigue, high blood pressure, wrinkling skin, bone loss, thinning hair, urinary issues, and muscle atrophy. Los Angeles County, CA Bioidentical Hormone Specialist, Marianna Abrams, N.D. uses bioidentical hormones to help patients replenish deficiencies and improve overall levels of health and wellness.
Bioidentical Hormone Specialists for Over 20 Years
We specialize in hormone balancing and comprehensive care for women and men that blend traditional western medicine with a wide range of safe, natural therapies.
There has been a great deal in the news about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), and as a naturopathic physician, I am thankful every time lifestyle, dietary and botanical treatments are included in the discussions.
A safe and healthy remedy for balancing hormones, Bioidentical Hormones are derived from natural sources (such as soybeans and wild yam) to exactly mimic the molecular structure of the hormones your body should produce naturally. Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidenticals match your own biochemistry, so your body can process the therapy more easily, with little or no side effects.
In the conventional medical world, HRT is usually managed with synthetic hormones, which can produce unhealthy side effects. Many people are unaware they have a safer option for balancing their hormones. There are natural, bioidentical hormones as well, which have proven to be very successful for many women.
Typically, you’ll start with our innovative diagnostic test, the Female Hormone Panel, which tracks hormonal patterns over a period of time (e.g., your menstrual cycle). The recommended therapy will then be based on your needs, goals, symptoms, and lab levels. We work closely with you to monitor your progress and may adjust dosages and hormone medicines as needed to support you’re healing.
We specialize in:
- Anti-Aging Therapies
- Metabolic Detox Cleansing
- Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Nutrition Coaching & Weight Loss Programs
- Acupuncture & Herbal Medicine
- Infra-red Sauna Therapy
Keys to safe Bioidentical Hormone Therapy treatments
When hormones prescriptions are used in treatment, we want to make them safe and efficient in the body. Following are some important factors to ensuring safety:
BioIdentical Hormones — Bioidentical hormones are structured to exactly mirror the structure of the hormone naturally secreted by the body. Non-bioidentical (or modified) hormones do not match this natural structure and therefore can cause excessive binding or unstable and incomplete binding to the hormone receptor sites, which cause different effects. The liver was not meant to process non-bioidentical hormones, so the processing is slower and those hormones can accumulate in the body.
Best-Type Hormone Preparation — Bio-identical hormones are more suitable for longer term use than the synthetics.
Safest Route of Administration – Use the safest and most efficient hormone treatment, personalized to your needs. There are many options from which to choose, including: oral, sublingual, buccal, nasal, transdermal, subcutaneous, intramuscular, and vaginal. Talk with your doctor about what’s most comfortable for you.
Simultaneously Correct All Important Hormone Deficiencies — The body uses hormones in balance with one another, and major goal is to mimic nature in the balance intended. This is a safer approach. For example, thyroid replacement treatment is not well tolerated if a person also has a cortisol deficiency. Similarly, estradiol treatment, when balanced with bio-identical progesterone, is safer and better tolerated by the body.
Correct Startup for Treatment — Some hormones require working up to the therapeutic dose, while others are best started at the therapeutic dose.
Follow-up Appointments and Testing — Regular check-ins with your doctor ensures better safety, and allows for fine-tuning of your treatment based upon changes in diet, work, sports, sleep, disease, and stress.
We take the time to create caring, attentive relationships with our patients, helping families over the years. Along with natural hormone balancing and anti-aging therapies, we also provide lifestyle coaching to support your goals for healing and well-being.