Bioidentical Hormones in San Diego, CA

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Bioidentical Hormones in San Diego, CA

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Are you suffering from low energy, weight gain, reduced sex drive, PMS, menopause, or perimenopause? If so, bioidentical hormone replacement from Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine can treat these symptoms. Hormonal imbalances are common during the aging process, but you do not need to accept these symptoms as part of “normal aging.” If you are tired of suffering and ready to feel better, call us for a consultation. We are pleased to offer bioidentical hormone treatments to men and women.

Bioidentical Hormones FAQ

How can bioidentical hormones help me?
A significant part of aging is due to the decline in your hormone levels as you get older. You felt best when your hormones were at youthful levels. Optimizing hormones to youthful levels can make you feel better restore youthful vitality and delay many aging-related problems. Dr. Fontaine offers a comprehensive evaluation of your hormone levels and other pertinent labs to provide you with a customized healthy aging plan. With the optimization of hormone levels, men can improve their energy, sex drive, sleep, sexual function, and lean body weight while losing unwanted fat while decreasing the risk of diabetes, heart disease, and dementia. Women can reduce symptoms of PMS as well as menopause or perimenopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, low sex drive, mood swings, difficulty sleeping, and low energy and also take preventive measures against diabetes, heart disease, and dementia.

What are bioidentical hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones your body produces. They provide a more natural approach to addressing hormonal imbalances. They’re made with plant chemicals extracted from soy and yams and then micronized (finely ground) in a laboratory for better absorption in the body. Bioidentical hormones are available in various forms, including cream, patch, pellet, injection, and pill. Multiple medical studies document the safety of bioidentical hormone therapy. Dr. Fontaine can provide you with a custom hormone regimen to help you achieve optimal health.

Can bioidentical hormones help reduce menopause symptoms?
Yes, hormone therapy can help minimize symptoms related to menopause. Estrogen therapy is the most effective available treatment for relieving hot flashes, night sweats, pain during intercourse, as well as vaginal dryness, itching, and burning. Bioidentical estradiol is not the same as synthetic estrogen such as Premarin, which has many side effects and is responsible for the negative impression that many have concerning hormones. There are many medical studies documenting the safety of bioidentical estradiol. Progesterone is prescribed in combination with estradiol as it has many health benefits, even in women with prior hysterectomy. It is important to distinguish safe bioidentical Progesterone from synthetic Progesterone (Provera) as only the bioidentical form is safe. Women make testosterone naturally but in a smaller amount than men. Women often benefit from the optimization of testosterone levels as well.

Can bioidentical hormones help men?
Yes, hormone therapy can help men throughout the aging process as well. Just as women experience lower estrogen levels in their 40s or 50s, men can experience reduced testosterone levels - an occurrence is known as andropause or sometimes referred to as “low T.” Hormone therapy can help minimize potential symptoms of andropause such as depressive moods, reduced sexual function, weight gain, and fatigue.

What about thyroid hormone?
The thyroid hormone is one of the most misunderstood hormones. Unless the physicians have special training, most of them will not understand how to optimize thyroid levels. It is important to have your thyroid optimized as thyroid hormone receptors are in almost every cell of your body. The thyroid is known as one of the “feel good” hormones. Optimization of the thyroid can help you feel more energetic and help with a variety of age-related health issues. Dr. Fontaine can prescribe bioidentical hormones to optimize your thyroid and improve how you feel.

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Okay so I have been doing Botox and fillers for years. I have never considered doing fillers for my under eyes as I was always nervous to. But naturally with age things have started to droop. Finally I decided to bite the bullet and go in for a consultation. I met nurse Sam and after a detailed consultation I felt enough confidence to jump forward with the treatment. Sam made the entire experience fun, comfortable and educational. Not to mention the results are EXCEPTIONAL. I was afraid of looking fake or overfilled which Sam ensured me that I would not and that I would only look refreshed. Everything she said from the start to finish of what I should expect was on point! Her skill level of technique was so advanced and she made the treatment easy. I couldn’t be happier with my results and my overall experience. Sam isn’t just a nurse, she becomes your friend who will make you look and feel your best. Can’t wait for her to treat me again.

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Dr. Fontaine has been amazing! I have seen several similar doctors in his field prior to seeing Dr. Fontaine, he is by far the best. I highly recommend Dr. Fontaine and his staff is also very professional and knowledgeable. Two Thumbs Up!!

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Dealing with Hypothyroidism in my mid 20's took a toll trying to figure out the right medication/Dr. to actually listen to what was really going on. Dr. Fontaine took that stress off my shoulders by being efficient and knowing all the accurate tests to take. With that knowledge he was able to get me on the right regimen and my hormone levels balanced again. I was looking for a Dr. I knew would understand me and not impossible to get a hold of if something felt off. Wether it's a direct text or a phone call, one of my favorite things about this office is knowing my question will be answered without any hassle or wasted time/money.

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Dr Fontaine and his entire staff are fantastic to work with. Everyone is helpful, respects your time but you’re never rushed either. They’re thorough too. My husband and I both see Dr Fontaine and I saw Megan today for Botox. She’s amazing!

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What About Supplements and Nutrition?

At Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine, we have a healthy aging program that addresses much more than just hormones. To ensure our patients receive optimal benefit from bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, we address nutrition and exercise as well. Dr. Fontaine will also make recommendations concerning high-quality, pharmaceutical-grade nutritional supplements that will help you reach your goal of healthy aging.

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If you’re interested in learning more about bioidentical hormones, contact us to schedule your appointment today. Our team at Fontaine MD Aesthetics and Anti-Aging Medicine makes use of innovative technology to help you look and feel your absolute best. Dr. James Fontaine is a board-certified physician with years of experience and can help address your concerns in a comfortable environment.

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