- 1 What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
- 2 What are the Benefits of BHRT
- 3 Who Can Benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?
- 4 What Conditions Can BHRT Treat?
- 5 How Do I Know if I Need Hormone Therapy?
- 6 Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Men
- 7 Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Women
- 8 Side Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy
- 9 What Kinds of HRT is Available?
- 10 Hormone Therapy Consultation in San Diego
- 11 Hormone Replacement Therapy Testimonials
- 12 Hormone Therapy FAQs
- 13 HealthGains La Jolla
- 14 San Diego Hormone Clinic Locations
HealthGAINS is a treatment center with dedicated hormone specialists nationwide. Our San Diego hormone doctors have years of experience in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), growth hormone replacement and testosterone replacement therapies. Many of your friends and neighbors have come to our San Diego HRT center to resolve issues with hormone imbalances and the related difficulties of low hormone levels. Here, you can find all of the benefits of Hormone Therapy at very cost-effective prices. Our San Diego area HRT specialists offer the many benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement (BHRT) programs for men and women.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
You may be wondering exactly what are bioidentical hormones, and how does bioidentical hormone therapy differs from other forms of hormone therapy. First, let’s start with answering the question, “what is hormone therapy.” The levels of your body’s most critical hormones all decline as you get older. At its most basic level, hormone replacement therapy, or HRT is a way to replace what time takes away, and correct any hormone imbalances. Bioidentical hormones are exact duplicates of hormones natural produced by your body. People often ask “are bioidentical hormones safe.” In fact bioidentical hormones are safer and more effective than their synthetic counterparts. Bioidentical hormones are custom made for you by compounding pharmacists. They exactly match the physical and chemical structures of the hormones made by the glands of your endocrine system. When used in your Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BHRT), our San Diego area BHRT doctors work with area compounding pharmacies to blend a dosage that tailored to your specific needs. BHRT is the safest and most effective way to treat hormonal imbalances, and less than optimal hormone levels.
What are the Benefits of BHRT
There are many benefits of HRT and there are many reasons to choose bioidentical hormones over synthetic hormones for your HRT program. Synthetic hormones are made in the labs of big pharmaceutical companies. As such they are different from those normally produced by your body. In fact, the drug companies specifically design them to have unique chemical structures, so they can patent them for bigger profits. Bioidentical hormones on the other hand, completely match – molecule for molecule – the hormones made by your body’s endocrine system. As such they are better recognized and better used by your body, and therefore a safer and more effective choice for hormone replacement therapy (HRT).
Who Can Benefit from Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?
If you are man or a woman over 35 and you are not feeling like you did in your 20s or 30s, if you lack the energy, the vitality, and maybe even the sex drive you used to have, there is a good chance you can benefit from hormone replacement therapy.
What Conditions Can BHRT Treat?
If you are between the ages of 35-55 and are feeling any of the following, you could be suffering from general hormonal imbalances, a specific hormone imbalance, or the overall decline of hormone levels.
- Unusual Tiredness
- Unusual weight gain, especially belly fat
- Bone loss and loss of lean muscle
- Disruption of your normal sleep patterns
- Night sweats (women)
- Hot flashes (women)
- Erectile Dysfunction (men)
- Loss of libido
- Cognitive difficulties
- Depression and/or anxiety
If you are experiencing any or all of the above, consider seeking help at one of our Houston hormone therapy centers. Our hormone specialists will provide you with the proper hormone test to evaluate your candidacy for HRT.
How Do I Know if I Need Hormone Therapy?
Hormone imbalances usually show up between the ages of 35 and 55. The most common signs of low hormones include:
- Lack of energy
- Unusual weight gain, particularly an increase in belly fat
- Loss of lean muscle
- Sleeplessness or other sleep disorders
- Night sweats (women)
- Hot flashes (women)
- Erectile Dysfunction (men)
After looking at his list, if you think you may have hormone imbalances, you need to have hormone test. A hormone test can determine if you could benefit from BHRT.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Men
HRT for men is designed to combat the symptoms of low testosterone also known as Low-T. As men age all hormone levels decline, but the loss of testosterone has the greatest impact on your vitality, health, and sexual wellness. Male hormone replacement therapy is designed to make up for this loss. The decline of testosterone that begins after you reach your peak testosterone levels in your 20s, effects your ability to perform – in, and out of the bedroom! Hormone therapy for men can return your vitality and your self-confidence! Low testosterone in men, also referred to as Low-T, causes a number of symptoms we commonly attribute to “aging.” These include: thinning hair, weight gain, fatigue, loss of muscle tone, depression, and sexual wellness issues. Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for men can help with these symptoms and put you back on your path to peak performance at any age.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Women
Many years ago HRT for women was all the rage. Then some studies came out that erroneously linked HRT to an increased risk of cancer and heart disease. These studies have since been largely discredited, and now we know that Hormone replacement therapy is the best way to treat the most devastating symptoms of menopause such as night sweats, mood swings, depression and hot flashes. But women do not have to be menopausal or even pre-menopausal to benefit from BHRT. BHRT can help women with sexual wellness issues, as well as hormone related fatigue and cognitive difficulties.
Side Effects of Hormone Replacement Therapy
Most people considering HRT are concerned about side effects. However, the truth is HRT actually has very few harmful side effects. Like any drug or procedure, BHRT is not side effect free, but the side effects of today’s HRT treatments are very minimal. Any possible risk of HRT side effects are made lower, by working with our San Diego hormone specialists. Our San Diego Hormone Doctors understand your fear of hormone therapy side effects, but we want to let you know that most of those fears are unfounded, and we will make every effort to see that you have a great experience, and the best possible outcomes of your hormone therapy.
See how Human Growth Hormone Therapy changes this patient’s life:
What Kinds of HRT is Available?
There are many kinds of HRT treatment plans and many different hormones. Your HRT treatment program may include any one or more of the following.
- Testosterone – Loss of testosterone is the reason most men seek out HRT. Your HRT for men program will be designed to test your levels of testosterone and bring them back into what is the proper balance for you.
- HGH – HGH or growth hormone is a critical hormone. Growth hormone therapy has been called the new “Fountain of Youth.” Our anti-aging physicians will test your HGH and levels, and develop an HRT plan designed to make you younger, stronger and slimmer!
- Sermorelin – Sermorelin is not a hormone, but it helps to increase your production of critical hormones such as HGH and testosterone. Your hormone therapy may benefit from the addition of Sermorelin Therapy.
- Thyroid Hormone Therapy – Lack of thyroid hormone is responsible for most of the symptoms we think of as “old age.” Thyroid hormone replacement can make you feel younger, stronger, and more youthful.
- Ipamorelin Therapy – Ipamorelin is similar Sermorelin. It is not a hormone but it also stimulates the release of other critical hormones. In particular HGH.
HRT can be given in many ways. Your hormone doctor may prescribe, hormone replacement pellets, creams, injections or subdermal patches.
Hormone Therapy Consultation in San Diego
A test for your hormone levels is probably the most important part of your initial hormone therapy consultation. The results of your hormone test will help our San Diego hormone replacement doctors determine your hormone levels and develop the HRT treatment plan that is best for you! Your hormone level test will reveal your HGH levels, your testosterone levels and the levels of your other critical hormones. Hormone testing will also reveal any hormonal imbalances. After your hormone test our hormone doctors will be able to make a proper diagnosis, and prescribe your hormone replacement therapy accordingly. When you come our San Diego Hormone Therapy Clinic, understand you will be dealing with experienced specialists in hormone therapy treatments. Our hormone doctors have years of experience in hormone testing and prescribing custom HRT for men, and hormone replacement therapies for women. Our goal is to provide you with the safest and most effective BHRT programs available, so you can age well, and live happy, healthy and productive lives!
Hormone Replacement Therapy Testimonials
“I am a guy on the plus side of 50. I was looking more and more like a pear every day. I still work out, but I just can’t get rid of this belly fat. There was this guy in my gym, who works out next to me, easily older than me, but he looks great, I asked him what was his secret and he told me about your hormone therapy clinic. I’ve been on testosterone for a few months now, and I am looking great and feeling sharp…” — Andrew M. – Little Italy, San Diego
“I am in my late 50s, I run my own company. I am not anywhere near ready to retire, but I just do not have the energy, or the drive I once had to keep my business moving in the right direction. I decided to try HRT – and man oh man, I feel like I am back at my very best. Since I started my testosterone program, last month we closed our best quarter in the last three years…” — Joe P. – Carmel Valley, San Diego
“Hey, I wasn’t really getting any complaints or anything like that, but, I noticed I wasn’t doing as well ‘with the ladies’ as I used to. So, I went to my doctor, who referred me to you guys, and since I’ve been on my program things have never been better in that department…” — Barry S. – Mission Hills, San Diego
Watch this testimonial to see how Hormone Therapy for Men helped this patient:
Hormone Therapy FAQs
What is the difference between bioidentical and synthetic hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are exact duplicates, molecule for molecule, of the hormones naturally produced by your body. They are literally carbon copies of those hormones on a chemical and molecular level. Synthetic hormones are manufactured by big drug companies. They are not recognized or used as efficiently by your body as bioidentical hormones. Almost all of the risks associated with hormone replacement therapy, involved the use of synthetic hormones, and not bioidentical hormones.
Are Bioidentical Hormones Safe?
Bioidentical hormone therapy is the safest and most effective HRT treatments available. Bioidentical hormones exactly match the ones made by your body, so bioidentical hormones are safe and well-tolerated by your body.
How much does hormone replacement therapy cost in San Diego?
We pride ourselves on providing the most cost effective HRT in your area. Of course the cost of HRT differs from patient to patient, but you can expect to pay from $600 to about $2500 per month depending on your age, gender and results of your hormone tests.
How long until I see results using hormone therapy?
It can take some time for you to feel the full benefits of HRT, but many patients begin to notice an increase in strength and energy levels in the first few weeks. Other benefits, such as improved cognition, and improved sexual performance should occur over the course of the first six months of treatment
Can hormone therapy be used for weight loss?
People often wonder if a hormone imbalance can cause weight gain. Hormones are very much related to weight and metabolism. Hormones regulate how well you absorb nutrition and burn fat. So, while hormone therapy is not technically a “weight loss treatment,” and should not be considered a substitute for a good diet and exercise, HRT can help you lose weight by boosting your metabolism, and helping you build lean muscle.
HealthGains La Jolla
7630 Fay Avenue La Jolla, 92037 (619) 821-8904
Serving the following neighborhoods in San Diego:
Little Italy, Carmel Valley, Mission Hills, Old Town, Balboa Park, North Park, Midtown, Ocean Beach, Serra Mesa, Wooded Area, Mission Valley East, La Jolla, Core-Columbia, Mission Beach, Marina, Pacific Beach, La Jolla Village, Park West, Horton Plaza
San Diego Hormone Clinic Locations
Our group of practitioners include anti-aging physicians and hormone replacement specialists who provide BHRT treatments in San Diego and the surrounding areas of: La Jolla, La Mesa, Mission Beach, El Cajon, Coronado, La Presa, Imperial Beach, National City, Encanto and Mira Mesa, CA.
- 4033 3rd Ave. Ste 100 San Diego, CA 92103
- 4060 4th Ave. Ste 105 San Diego, CA 92103
- 1037 Highland Avenue National City, CA 91950
- 3737 Moraga Ave Ste A206 San Diego, CA 92117
- 450 4th Ave. Suite 405 Chula Vista, CA 91910
- 5555 Reservoir Dr. Ste 101 San Diego, CA 92120
- 7300 Girard Ave Ste 105 La Jolla, CA 92037
- 9850 Genesee Ave Ste 120 La Jolla, CA 92037
- 10737 Camino Ruiz Ste 140 San Diego, CA 92126
- 1625 E Main St Ste 203 El Cajon, CA 92021
- 15721F Bernardo Heights Pkwy San Diego, CA 92128
- 351 Santa Fe Dr Ste 210 Encinitas, CA 92024
- 317 N. El Camiino Real Ste 308 Encinitas, CA 92024
- 499 N El Camino Real Ste 101 Encinitas, CA 92024
- 345 Saxony Rd Ste 201B Encinitas, CA 92024
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