Bioidentical Hormones in San Diego, CA
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What Are Bioidentical Hormones?
The hormonal structures govern multiple aspects of your overall health, bodily function, and well-being, including your emotions and sex drive. Hormonal imbalances can occur in men and women alike, whether resulting from stress, getting older, or having children. Hormonal imbalances commonly lead to symptoms including fatigue, decreased sex drive, trouble sleeping, and gaining weight. At Fontaine MD, we use bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to improve your hormone levels and help you gain revitalizing breakthroughs in your mood, sexual desire, and mental acuity. To learn more about what bioidentical hormones can do for you, contact our San Diego, CA to plan a consultation with Dr. James D. Fontaine.
Bioidentical Hormones in San Diego, CA
- Hormone Optimization for Men
- Hormone Optimization for Women
- Treatments Specific To Your Needs
- Board-Certified Physician
Am I A Good Candidate for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is frequently used to assist people who are suffering from diminished or unbalanced hormone levels. Typically, these problems are widespread in individuals who are older than 40 and observe changes in their mood, sexual performance, weight, and mental clarity. These issues might also be seen in females younger than 50 who have had a complete hysterectomy. A hormone imbalance may cause various medical problems, like erectile dysfunction, thyroid disease, high cholesterol levels, night perspiration, sleeping troubles, and memory loss.
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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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Fontaine MD Reviews
I don’t give out 5 stars that often and especially to doctors.Had my fair share theses last two years having just recovered from throat cancer. Anyway , I found Dr.Fontaine to be very down to earth and friendly which gave me a lot of confidence in him. I visited the facility to get the health check for anti aging and living forever pills . After a full review of my blood test it was decided more tests were needed. I really did not expect to hear from him much after that as my prognosis was not what I expected.To the contrary he followed up with e-mails of advice, another tele conference to go through more test and we have a plan in place to fight the normal aging issues of cholesterol, body fat etc while I deal with the extra tests I needed.The simple fact is that the blood test that Dr. Fontaine performed on me were more detailed than the ones your primary care physician does. Theses test found a problem that I probably would not have found for years and maybe by then it would have been too late. In short , probably saved my life. Wow
I cannot thank Dr. Fontaine and his terrific team enough. When I went to see him, my overall health was not what I would call "optimal." My initial tests revealed high blood pressure, high cholesterol, low testosterone, high inflammation and my thyroid was sub-optimal. After only three months, everything mentioned above is now either normal or optimal and, the best part is, I feel markedly better. I am early in my health journey and I am grateful to have Dr. Fontaine and his staff as my coaches.
Dr. Fontaine and his staff are phenomenal to work with. I have referred friends and family to him and they all say the same thing, they wish they knew about Fontaine MD sooner. The care, support, tough love and attention to my health that Dr Fontaine has shown is like none other. I highly recommend Fontaine MD for all your personal health and wellness needs.
Dr. Jim Fontaine is a great guy! I am a 72 year old male who has been seeing him for over a year to improve my wellness and overall health. He has provided supplements that have everything heading in the right direction. I would highly recommend Dr. Fontaine to anyone interested in improving their wellness!
My only regret about visiting Dr. Fontaine is that I didn't do it sooner. I didn't realize how bad I felt before until after a few months of treatment. The difference was staggering. I originally went because I felt tired constantly, stopped working out because I wasn't making any progress, felt demotivated, and had a hard time focusing at work. After a few months of balanced hormones, I literally feel like a new person. I wake up with an abundance of energy that lasts throughout the day, my body looks better, my workouts shed body fat and put on muscle more easily than they have in decades, and I feel motivated across every aspect of my career and personal life. It sounds too good to be true, but it's real. If you're a guy and you feel like you've lost something, you should seriously consider visiting and seeing if you can find it again.
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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.