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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in Del Mar, CA

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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in Del Mar, CA

Hormone balance for men and women is essential 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 exists.

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 identical structure to the ones found in the human body). The cells in our bodies were designed to be compatible with the hormones we naturally produce, so synthetic hormones are recognized differently by our cell receptors and may trigger a different action. In some cases, our bodies see them as intruders and go into attack mode, causing much larger problems.

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

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

The side effects of hormone deficiency can affect a lot of areas of your life, especially in women. For women, an imbalance of estrogen hormones can result in hot flashes, night sweats, premature aging, and a bad memory. Low progesterone can also cause similar symptoms and anxiety. Changes in hormone balance can affect your mood, sexual desire, and fertility.

Using homeopathy, natural supplements, herbal medicine, diet, and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, we are able to treat a range of health problems. In women, symptoms we help alleviate include:

  • Fatigue
  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Menopausal symptoms

Each program is individualized because each individual is unique. We can create your treatment based on specific symptoms and lab testing, and provide the best possible care to get you back on your way to good health and greater 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 via compounding pharmacies. The benefit of prescriptions through compounding pharmacies is numerous. The hormones are custom-made to the patient. For instance, 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 specific 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 people from around the country seek Dr. Stengler's advice for hormone-related issues. For those individuals requiring bio-identical (natural) hormone replacement, an in-office visit is required to start therapy. He treats patients based on both their symptoms and lab testing throughout California.

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

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