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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy For Men and Women in La Jolla, CA

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Bioidentical Hormone Treatment for Women And Men

Hormone balance for men and women is critical for good health and viability. Dr. Stengler is in demand for his experience in balancing women's and men's hormones using diet, supplements, homeopathy, herbal medicine and bio-identical hormones in San Diego and Encinitas. It has been their experience that good health and vitality are not possible when hormone imbalance occurs.

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Dangerous?

Now you might have heard that hormone replacement therapy can be dangerous. It's true when you're dealing with synthetic hormones (hormones not having the exact same structure as the ones found in the human body). The cells in our bodies were created to be compatible with the hormones we naturally produce, so synthetic hormones are identified differently by our cell receptors and may initiate a different action. In some cases, our bodies see them as intruders and go into attack mode, creating much bigger problems.

We define them as bioidentical hormones or hormones that are identical to what is produced and utilized in the body. As we age, our bodies slow the production of naturally occurring hormones. This occurs both due to natural aging and environmental factors. Things like stress levels, medications (particularly birth control), and various other social factors can affect our body's ability to maintain homeostasis.

So what happens when you have low levels of natural hormones?

The side effects of hormone deficiency can affect a lot of areas of your life, particularly in women. For women, an imbalance of estrogen hormones can lead to hot flashes, night sweats, early aging, and poor memory. Low progesterone can also result in similar symptoms and anxiety. Changes in hormone balance can impact your mood, libido, and fertility.

Using homeopathy, natural supplements, herbal medicine, diet, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, we have the ability to treat a range of health issues. In women, symptoms we help alleviate consist of:

  • Fatigue
  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Menopausal symptoms

Each program is individualized because each person is unique. We can develop your treatment based on specific symptoms and lab testing, and administer the best possible care to get you back on your way to good health and better vitality in San Diego and Encinitas!

Conventional medicine provides little flexibility in the diagnosis and treatment of hormone imbalance conditions. This is often the case with women experiencing:

  • Premenstrual syndrome
  • Menopause
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Infertility
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
  • Other common conditions

Bio-identical forms of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, thyroid and most other prescription hormones are available by prescription from Dr. Stengler through compounding pharmacies. The benefit of prescriptions through compounding pharmacies is numerous. The hormones are tailor-made to the patient. For example, more specific dosages can be used. A variety of different forms are available including topical (transdermal), capsule, suppository, sublingual, and others to best meet the individual needs of the patient. Dr. Stengler has treated thousands of women with bio-identical hormones safely and naturally in his office which serves both San Diego and Encinitas.

Many patients from around the country seek Dr. Stengler's advice for hormone-related problems. For those patients requiring bio-identical (natural) hormone replacement, an in-office visit is required to initiate therapy. He treats people based on both their symptoms and lab testing throughout San Diego and Encinitas.

For further information about Dr. Stengler’s practice and his clinic in La Jolla, California, please visit our website at or give us a call at (760) 274-2377

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