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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in Orange County, 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 expertise 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 occurs.

Is hormone replacement therapy dangerous?

Now you might have heard that hormone replacement therapy can be harmful. 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 might initiate a different response. Sometimes, 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 down 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 factors can affect 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 parts of your life, especially in women. For women, an imbalance of estrogen hormones can lead to hot flashes, night sweats, premature aging, and bad memory. Low progesterone can also cause 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 variety of health problems. In women, symptoms we help alleviate consist of:

  • 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 with compounding pharmacies. The advantage of prescriptions using compounding pharmacies is numerous. The hormones are custom-made for 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 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 individuals from around the country seek Dr. Stengler's guidance for hormone-related problems. For those patients needing 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 Orange County, California, please visit our website at or give us a call at (760) 274-2377

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