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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in Encinitas, CA

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Bioidentical Hormone Treatment for Men and Women

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

Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Dangerous?

Now you might have heard that hormone replacement therapy can be unsafe. 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 made to be compatible with the hormones we naturally produce, so synthetic hormones are identified differently by our cell receptors and may trigger a different response. 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 down the production of naturally occurring hormones. This occurs both due to natural aging and environmental factors. Things like stress levels, medications (especially birth control), and various other social factors can impact 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 impact a lot of areas of your life, particularly in women. For women, an imbalance of estrogen hormones can cause hot flashes, night sweats, premature aging, and poor memory. Low progesterone can also result in similar symptoms and anxiety. Fluctuations 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 problems. In women, symptoms we help alleviate include:

  • Fatigue
  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Menopausal symptoms

Each program is individualized because each patient is unique. We can develop 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 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 via compounding pharmacies. The benefit of prescriptions through compounding pharmacies is numerous. The hormones are custom-made to the individual. 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 patients from around the country seek out Dr. Stengler's advice for hormone-related problems. For those patients needing bio-identical (natural) hormone replacement, an in-office visit is required to initiate treatment. He treats patients 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 Encinitas, California, please visit our website at or give us a call at (760) 274-2377. 

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