Women’s health issues are often due to hormone imbalances, especially during menopause. If you’re experiencing hot flashes, dry skin, and sleepless nights, Rand McClain, DO, and his team at Regenerative & Sports Medicine can help. At their office in Santa Monica, California and Houston, Texas they specialize in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) and other innovative treatments that improve women’s health. To find out how the team can help you enjoy optimal well-being, call the office or book an appointment online today.


What is women’s health?

A woman’s body has certain distinct health needs that differ from men’s health care. These include conditions affecting the reproductive organs — uterus, ovaries, fallopian tubes, cervix, and vagina. Though there are problems that can affect both men and women, sometimes their effects present differently in a woman too.

Some of the women’s health areas the Regenerative & Sports Medicine team focuses on include:

  • Menopause
  • Hormone imbalances
  • Osteoporosis
  • Heart disease
  • Fitness
  • Nutrient status
  • Weight management
  • Sexual health issues

Even if you feel fine, it’s a good idea to have a regular health check, like an annual well woman exam to ensure your optimal well-being.

What symptoms do women’s health problems cause?

Women’s health problems can cause a variety of symptoms. Common ones include:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Weight gain
  • Fertility issues
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Irregular menstrual cycles
  • Loss of bone density
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Muscle weakness
  • Dry hair and skin

Because these symptoms can have several causes, it’s important to find out what’s responsible for yours before starting treatment.

For example, menopause (the end of a woman’s reproductive years) and hypothyroidism (an underactive thyroid gland) have almost identical symptoms. However, they require different forms of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

The Regenerative & Sports Medicine team will perform a physical exam, discuss your diet and lifestyle, and run some tests to establish the cause of your symptoms.

How are women’s health conditions treated?

Once the team diagnoses your condition, they can provide the best treatment option for you. You may benefit from nutrition counseling, dietary supplements, and an exercise plan. Homeopathic remedies and injections of platelet-rich plasma (PRP), stem cells, and peptides could also help.

Regenerative & Sports Medicine offers several hormone replacement therapies, including:

Testosterone replacement therapy

Testosterone is the male sex hormone, but women need some as well. Testosterone replacement therapy using injections or creams increases your testosterone levels, which can combat problems like weakness, low libido, and depression.

Estrogen replacement therapy

Estrogen is a female sex hormone. When women reach menopause, estrogen levels drop significantly. Taking extra estrogen brings the hormone levels back up, reversing many of the effects of menopause.

Hormone therapies come in oral, topical, and injectable forms. The Regenerative & Sports Medicine team also uses bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). The substances used in BHRT are natural and match the hormones your body makes rather than synthetic HRT.

To discuss your women’s health problems and restore your vitality, call the Regenerative & Sports Medicine office in Santa Monica, California,or Houston, Texas to book an appointment online today.