Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Women in San Diego
Hormone Balance for Women is Critical for Good Health and Viability.Dr. Stengler, Dr. LaBeau and Dr. Williamson are sought after for their expertise in balancing women 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 is present.
Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Dangerous?
Now you may have heard that hormone replacement therapy can be dangerous. 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 may initiate a difference action. In some cases, our bodies see them as intruders as go into attack mode, causing much larger problems.
We define them as a 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 (especially birth control), and 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, especially in women. For women, an imbalance of estrogen hormones can cause hot flashes, nightsweats, premature aging, and poor memory. Low progesterone can also cause similar symptoms and anxiety. Fluctuations in hormone balance can affect your mood, sexual desire, and fertility.
Using homeopathy, natural supplements, herbal medicine, diet and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, we are able to treat a variety of health issues. In women, symptoms we help alleviate include:
- Hot flashes
- Weight gain
- Menopausal symptoms
Each program is individualized because each patient 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!
Conventional medicine offers little flexibility in the diagnosis and treatment of hormone imbalance conditions. This is often the case with women suffering from:
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Uterine fibroids
- 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 through compounding pharmacies. The advantage 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 that serves both San Diego and Encinitas.
Read Dr. Stengler’s article on bio-identical hormone replacement that includes an interview with bestselling author and actress Suzanne Sommers.
Many people from around the country seek out Dr. Stengler’s advice for hormone related problems. For those patients requiring bio-identical (natural) hormone replacement an in office visit is required to initiate therapy. He treats patients based on both their symptoms and lab testing throughout San Diego and Encinitas.