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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement / BioTe Pellet Specialist

Alice Yung, MD -  - OB/GYN

Alice Yung, MD

OB/GYN located in Pasadena, CA

Bioidentical Hormone Q & A


What is hormone therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy supplements the hormones your body doesn’t produce enough of, such as progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen. Hormone therapy can address any related symptoms, restore hormonal balance, and improve your quality of life.

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?

Hormone imbalance can lead to numerous complications and symptoms for men and women.

Both men and women might experience:

  • Fatigue, Low energy
  • Irritability and mood changes
  • Anxiety, Depression
  • Low libido (Low sex drive)
  • Loss of muscle mass
  • Weight gain, Increased body fat
  • Decreased bone mass
  • Poor sleep
  • Brain fog, lower mental capacity or concentration


Women with hormone imbalance can also experience hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness and pain during sex, loss of elasticity in the vaginal tissue and dry skin.

Men might also experience erectile dysfunction and lack of confidence due to low testosterone. Men and women might have a hormonal imbalance due to certain diseases, medications, aging, surgeries, and other factors.

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are hormones derived from natural plant compounds (soybeans and yams) and they work in the exact same way as your natural hormones.

Dr. Yung provides bioidentical hormone therapy using quality hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the ones your body produces naturally. Bioidentical hormones are a safer and more natural alternative than the hormones that are made from horse urine or created in a lab (synthetic ones). Dr. Yung offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy administered with an implant pellet. In just a few minutes, in a virtually painless in-office procedure, Dr. Yung carefully places the pellets in the fatty layer under your skin in your upper buttocks. The pellets release hormones that are absorbed into your bloodstream over time.

What benefits does bioidentical hormone replacement therapy offer?

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy provides a myriad of benefits, such as:

  • Increased bone density
  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Protection from Alzheimer’s disease
  • Improvement of arthritis
  • Improvement of Diabetes
  • Improvement or relief of symptoms of Perimenopause, Menopause and Post Menopause
  • Improvement of Thyroid health
  • Often improves wrinkles, fine lines, and dry skin
  • Protective qualities for prostate and breast cancer


Dr. Yung uses an in-office blood test to measure your hormone levels, including the hormones your body produces and the bioidentical hormones.

Dr. Yung administers bioidentical hormone therapy as pellets to give you more consistent and individualized hormone levels. For around three to four months in women and around four to five months in men, pellets deliver healthy levels of hormones, so you can maintain hormonal balance and a state of overall well-being.

Balance your hormones and find symptom relief with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Call Dr. Yung and schedule a consultation today.

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