Bioidentical Hormone Treatment for Men and Women
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 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 located in the body). The cells in our bodies were made to be compatible with the hormones we naturally produce, so synthetic hormones are recognized differently by our cell receptors and may initiate a different response. In some cases, our bodies see them as intruders and go into attack mode, causing 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 happens both due to natural aging and environmental factors. Things like stress levels, medications (particularly 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 parts of your life, especially in women. For women, an imbalance of estrogen hormones can lead to hot flashes, night sweats, premature 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 variety of health issues. In women, symptoms we help alleviate consist of:
- 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 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 dealing with:
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Uterine fibroids
- 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 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 individuals from around the country seek out Dr. Stengler’s guidance for hormone-related issues. For those individuals 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.