Bioidentical Hormones

David C. Powell, ND -  - Naturopathic Doctor

Chaparral Naturopathic Medicine

David C. Powell, ND

Naturopathic Doctor located in San Diego, CA

For many women, the symptoms caused by hormonal changes leading up to menopause can be tough to bear. If you’re looking for relief but feel uneasy about hormone replacement therapy, then you may want to consider bioidentical hormone replacement. David Powell, ND, at Chaparral Naturopathic Medicine in San Diego is a naturopathic physician who combines Western medicine with alternative therapies. He offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help you get natural relief from your symptoms. To learn more, call the office today or book an appointment online.

Bioidentical Hormones Q & A

What is bioidentical hormone replacement?

Bioidentical hormone replacement is a more natural form of hormone replacement therapy for women. Bioidentical hormones are created from natural food sources, including soy and yams, that are modified to be identical to the hormones found in your body. When used for therapeutic purposes, bioidentical hormones act just like your naturally occurring hormones and optimize your levels to restore health.

Am I a good candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement?

Dr. Powell determines if you’re a good candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement after a comprehensive examination. Your examination includes a review of your symptoms, discussion of your medical history, and a complete physical exam. He also tests your hormone levels to determine if there is an imbalance.

Symptoms that indicate a hormone imbalance include:

  • Fatigue
  • Decreased mental ability
  • Weight gain
  • Low libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Night sweats and hot flashes
  • Depressed mood
  • Difficulty sleeping

If you’re experiencing these symptoms, Dr. Powell can help. He has spent countless hours studying the hormone system and learning the most advanced techniques to optimize your levels so you get the most effective and safest treatment possible.

What can I expect from bioidentical hormone replacement?

With bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Powell creates a personalized plan that meets your very specific hormonal needs so you get the most effective relief from your symptoms and an improvement in your overall health and well-being. Bioidentical hormone replacement options include:

  • Pill
  • Cream, lotion, or gel
  • Patch

You and Dr. Powell work together to determine the best form of replacement for you. After you begin your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Powell monitors you, your symptoms, and your hormone levels, and adjusts your therapy as needed.

To optimize overall health, Dr. Powell may also include herbal and nutritional support to your bioidentical hormone replacement regimen.

Hormonal changes are a normal part of your aging process, but that doesn’t mean you have to suffer through the symptoms. Dr. Powell offers a natural and safe hormone replacement option with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to improve your quality of life.

To learn more about bioidentical hormone replacement, call Chaparral Naturopathic Medicine today or schedule a consultation online.