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Testosterone Replacement for Men

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Send your strength, energy levels— and love life—soaring with natural testosterone replacement If you’re like a lot of guys I treat, you don’t need a test to tell you that your testosterone levels are plummeting. It’s a problem you can feel. Without enough testosterone on board, you...

Fatigue

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Many patients from around the country seek the expertise of the Stengler Center for problems related to fatigue. This also includes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, also referred to more recently as Systemic Exertion Intolerance Disease (SEID). The key to helping patients with fatigue is to treat the...

Diabetes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Diabetes is a chronic disease that continues to increase in frequency for both children and adults in America. With diabetes blood glucose levels are abnormally elevated. This is due to a deficiency of the glucose hormone transporting hormone insulin, or body’s cells unable to properly...

Prostate Enlargement

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) is commonly referred to as prostate enlargement. The prostate is a walnut sized gland that lies below the urinary bladder and surrounds the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder). The main role of the prostate is to make...

Premenstrual Syndrome

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What is PMS? It is estimated that three out of every four women experience premenstrual syndrome. This group of symptoms begins one to two weeks before a woman’s menstrual flow. Symptoms can be both physical and emotional. Most women with PMS experience a few symptoms while...

Obesity/Overweight

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] The number of overweight Americans continues to rise. Current statistics show that two-thirds of American adults are overweight and one-third are obese. Obesity means one has excess weight and body fat. More specifically obesity is diagnosed by one’s body mass index (BMI). This is a...

Osteoporosis

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Osteoporosis Drugs and Their Natural Alternatives Osteoporosis literally means “porous bone,” and that’s exactly what happens to the bones in your body over the years as osteoporosis slowly deteriorates the skeletal structure. Eventually, fragile bones predispose you to fracture and a plethora of other problems associated...

Menopause

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [caption id="attachment_9513" align="alignright" width="428"] Dr. Stengler with patients at the Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine[/caption] Menopause is a good example of Western medicine’s focus on disease rather than health and wellness. Many women instinctively know better and studies have proven there are extreme health risks with...

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] More and more suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome If you have irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), you are not alone. Once a relatively rare disorder, IBS now affects an estimated 20 to 30% of the U.S. population. Although women are two times more likely than men to...

Hypothyroidism

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Prescription medications for hypothyroidism are very common in the United States. According to the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists studies have shown that as many as 10 percent of women and 3 percent of men have hypothyroidism (low thyroid activity). The thyroid gland is located...

High Blood Pressure

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]High blood pressure, or hypertension, can carry such symptoms as headaches, nosebleeds, and episodes of dizziness or sweating. But in most cases, patients are asymptomatic; for this reason, hypertension is often referred to as “the silent killer.” You could be symptom free until experiencing a...

Headaches

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Headaches are all too common with Americans. According to the National Headache Foundation, over 45 million Americans suffer from chronic, recurring headaches. About 20% of children and adolescents also have significant headaches. There are several types of headaches. This article focuses on primary headaches. These are headaches...

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Judging from the great number of exhausted patients I see, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is an extremely common medical problem. Yet surprisingly, health-care providers can’t seem to agree on what CFS is, what causes it, how to diagnose it — or even whether it exists at...

Eczema

Eczema is a general term used to describe a range of persistent, usually chronic, inflammatory skin conditions (dermatitis). The most common form of eczema is atopic dermatitis, which is characterized by dry, red, extremely itchy patches on the skin. Symptoms usually come and go brought...

Crohn’s Disease

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What is Inflammatory Bowel/Crohn’s Disease? Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory disorder that leads to severe ulceration of the digestive tract. This disease generally occurs in the last portion of the small intestine (ileum) and the beginning large intestine, but it can occur in any part of...

High Cholesterol

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What is Cholesterol? Cholesterol is an essential component of every cell in your body and is needed to manufacture hormones and other life-giving substances. Although cholesterol is obtained through high-fat and/or high-cholesterol foods, approximately 85 percent of cholesterol in the body is manufactured by the liver...

Candida

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What is Candida? Candida albicans is one of the many types of fungi that live and grow inside most human bodies. Normally, Candida causes no harm; our bodies are equipped with probiotic (or “friendly”) bacteria and immune cells that keep it under control. However, some medications,...

Supportive & Complementary Cancer Treatment San Diego

Cancer

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Cancer is a complex disease with many known causes. Cancer harms the body when altered cells divide uncontrollably to form masses of tissue called tumors (except in the case of leukemia, where cancer prohibits normal blood function by abnormal cell division in the bloodstream). Tumors...

Atherosclerosis

The medical term atherosclerosis comes from the Greek words athero (meaning gruel or paste) and sclerosis (hardness). This refers to the name of the process in which deposits of fatty substances, cholesterol, cellular waste products, calcium and other substances build up in the inner lining of...

Arthritis

What is arthritis? Arthritis is a degenerative joint disease that causes swelling and pain that can range from mild to excruciating. Although there are more than two hundred diseases classified under the name “arthritis,” most arthritic conditions fall into one of two categories: osteoarthritis and...

Anxiety

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] What is anxiety? Anxiety or worry is normal to feel at times. However, when one feels anxious without reason or find it disrupts functioning in daily life it can be a sign of generalized anxiety disorder. Conventional vs. Natural Therapies Conventional treatment usually consists of anti-anxiety medications and...

Allergies

Allergies are a very common health problem in North America. Approximately one out of five people in the United States are affected by hayfever. With this condition one reacts to substances in the environment such as grass or tree pollens....

Aging

Aging is a natural process and not a disease. It is something we all will experience and deal with in hopefully a positive manner. Ideally, numerous benefits attend old age: wisdom; the pleasure of watching your children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren flourish; and the time to...

ADHD

What is ADHD? Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is defined as age-inappropriate impulsiveness, lack of concentration, and sometimes-excessive physical activity....

Acne

What is acne? Acne is a common skin condition caused by oils that get trapped in the pores forming “whiteheads” or “blackheads,” which can subsequently become infected and inflamed resulting in pimples or cysts. Because they contain the highest concentration of oil glands, the face,...

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is the name given to chronic, widespread muscular pain that has no obvious cause. The pain - usually described as aching, stiff, burning, or throbbing - may appear in any location of the body, but for a diagnosis of fibromyalgia to be made you...