The Center for Anti-Aging & Weight Loss is dedicated to helping women and men throughout the San Ramon Valley feel young even as their bodies change. In Danville, Oakland, San Francisco and the Bay Area, people are fighting back against the signs of menopause and andropause with a procedure called Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Beginning in our 30s, hormone levels drop 10-14% each decade from the optimum levels of our youth. Lower energy, sleeplessness, lower libido, weight gain and a bevy of other complaints can accompany these declining levels. Conventional medicine considers these to be unavoidable signs of aging, but while menopause and andropause are a natural part of life, you can control how you go through these changes and how you feel before, during and after.
With BHRT, how you feel and function can be restored to a more youthful time, while also protecting against neurological, cardiovascular and musculoskeletal deterioration. Optimal hormone therapy is about more than vanity; it is about your health and overall quality of life.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) replenishes the exact hormones our bodies need to function properly using customized bioidentical hormones. The Center for Anti-Aging and Weight Loss practitioners are the most highly-trained in natural hormone therapy and incorporate integrative techniques to help those suffering from hormonal imbalances.
Causes of hormonal imbalance
Hormone levels are a delicate balance, and that balance can be easily disrupted. Hormonal imbalances can be caused by stress, by hormonal disorders like diabetes and polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), by birth control medications, or by natural changes in the body like pregnancy and menopause.
The symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women can indicate any one of the conditions of menopause and her ugly sisters (perimenopause and postmenopause), surgical menopause, thyroid health and adrenal fatigue. But regardless of condition, these conditions could mean that you have a hormone imbalance.
Signs and Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance:
If you are experiencing these symptoms, getting tested by our highly trained bioidentical hormone doctors in order to discover the current levels of your hormones could be the beginning of a solution you have been seeking. Once we know your results, we can help you find that beautiful melody that is your optimal health. You do not have to live with perimenopause symptoms and menopausal symptoms! You can be healthier, happier, and free to enjoy your life by addressing the inconvenience and frustration of symptoms resulting from perimenopause, menopause, or any of the others. Women with balanced hormones integrated with proper nutrition and fitness can have a better quality of life as they age. The physicians at Center for Anti-Aging and Weight Loss can help balance your hormones safely and effectively using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
In men, the symptoms of aging are often the result of a growth hormone and testosterone decline. After age 20, a man's growth hormone falls about 14 percent every 10 years. By the time he reaches 40, he's lost almost half the growth hormones he had at 20 years old and by the time he reaches 80, men are left with just 5 percent of their original growth hormones. These imbalances can happen at any age. Fortunately there are male treatment options available.
Some of the most common hormonal imbalances in men include:
Signs and Symptoms of Male Hormone Imbalance
Many of the symptoms of male hormonal imbalances come on very gradually. You may not notice them at first, but as more symptoms appear and become worse over time, they do become apparent. These symptoms of male hormone imbalance are some of the most common:
People often mistake the symptoms of imbalanced hormones in men with signs of aging. The good news is that these hormone losses and imbalances are easily correctable. And through proper treatment, these symptoms will often disappear and bring about a healthier, younger you. The physicians at Center for Anti-Aging and Weight Loss can help balance your hormones safely and effectively using bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Each patient begins his or her journey with a consultation appointment during which Dr. Allende will explain the program in depth and answer all your questions. He will also ask questions about your health and lifestyle. Each new patient then receives a lab requisition. Once lab work is complete, patients are scheduled for a physical with Dr. Tapper. The doctors consult, and a treatment plan is put in place. Our doctors keep in close contact with patients, and new lab work is done often, so they can gauge your response to treatment.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept insurance for our BHRT program. Contact the Center for Anti-Aging & Weight Loss today to learn about program fees, and ask about a discount for couples who choose to begin the program together.