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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy in Rancho Santa Fe, CA

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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy 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 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 located 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 used in the body. As we age, our bodies slow down the production of naturally occurring hormones. This occurs both because of natural aging and environmental factors. Things like stress levels, medications (especially birth control), and other social aspects 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, early aging, and poor memory. Low progesterone can also cause similar symptoms and anxiety. Fluctuations in hormone balance can affect 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 include:

  • Fatigue
  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Menopausal symptoms

Each program is individualized because each person is unique. We can create 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!

Traditional medicine offers little flexibility in the diagnosis and treatment of hormone imbalance conditions. This is commonly the case with women dealing with:

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

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 using 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 out Dr. Stengler's advice for hormone-related issues. For those individuals needing bio-identical (natural) hormone replacement, an in-office visit is required to start treatment. He treats individuals 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 Rancho Santa Fe, California, please visit our website at or give us a call at (760) 274-2377

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