Bioidentical Hormones San Diego
As we age our bodies go through natural hormonal shifts.
These shifts can happen smoothly or imbalances can occur causing unwanted and bothersome symptoms.
If you experience symptoms of hot flashes, night sweats, weight gain, digestive problems, insomnia, irregular menstrual cycles, low libido, anxiety, depression, irritability or fatigue, you may have a hormonal imbalance.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is a method of replacing deficient hormones in your body with plant based hormones that are identical to human hormones on a molecular level.
Dr. McLarry offers bioidentical hormones in San Diego to women and men by getting a detailed history of your symptoms coupled with specialized hormone testing to bring your hormones back into balance and alleviate unwanted symptoms.
Thyroid Hormone Balancing
Your thyroid gland releases specific hormones that travel throughout your body, effecting many body functions. These include blood pressure, heart rate, breathing, metabolism, body temperature and even your mood. Over production or under production of these specific hormones can cause various types of dysfunction in the body. Because your thyroid hormones interact with other hormones in your body, it is important to get a comprehensive overall view of your health and hormone levels in your body. Such information will allow a specific plan to optimize your thyroid health and regulate your thyroid hormone production and utilization can be created.
Some common symptoms of thyroid dysfunction include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Dry skin and hair
- Increased sensitivity to high temperatures
- Joint and muscle pain
- Rapid heart rate
- Unintentional weight loss or gain
Female Hormone Balancing
As we age our bodies go through natural hormonal shifts. Female hormones shift around the time of puberty, then continually shift as a woman matures. These shifts can happen smoothly or imbalances can occur causing unwanted and bothersome symptoms. Hormonal imbalances can occur at any time during a woman’s life but are more likely to occur after the birth of a child, after initiating or discontinuing oral birth control pills and as a woman nears menopause, often referred to as peri-menopause.
If you experience the following symptoms, you may have a hormonal imbalance:
- Digestive problems
- Hot flashes
- Irregular menstrual cycles
- Low libido
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
A detailed history of your symptoms coupled with specialized hormone testing will help determine the best way to bring your hormones back into balance and alleviate unwanted symptoms. Hormone balancing is an individualized science and art and may involve dietary changes, lifestyle changes, herbs, supplements and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
We utilize a compounding pharmacy to tailor a customized regimen of bioidentical hormones, each adjusted to the exact dose that your body needs.
Male Hormone Balancing
Testosterone is the major hormone associated with optimal male functioning, however there are hundreds of other hormones in the male body that play a big role in feeling healthy. Bioidentical hormone therapy for men takes a look at many hormone levels in the body and how individual lifestyles may be effecting hormone balance. There is not a one size fits all approach to bioidentical hormone therapy for men. Your individual program will depend on your unique hormone profile and your preference of treatment options which may include hormone replacement therapy, lifestyle modifications, targeted supplementation and therapeutic diet. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms or simply are not feeling your best, an appointment focused on bioidentical hormone therapy for men may be right for you.
- Fatigue and decreased energy levels
- Loss of muscle mass and/or strength
- Mood swings, depression, lack of motivation
- Reduced sexual desire
- Trouble initiating or maintaining an erection or fewer erections
- Weight gain