Melinda Silva, M.D. San Diego Bioidentical Doctor
Our mission is to help you reach your optimal health by customizing an affordable treatment plan that is best for you. Dr. Melinda Silva, M.D. is a bioidentical hormone specialist who is highly trained and uses her medical knowledge in both holistic and traditional medicine to design your personalized bioidentical hormone treatment plan.
Hormones regulate the activity of cells and tissues in the body. Optimized and balanced hormones are essential to good health and improve your overall sense of well being. For both men and women in their 30’s, hormones typically start to decrease causing a wide range of symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, loss of sex drive, depression, anxiety, hair loss, memory deficits, mood changes and difficulty sleeping.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is the common term for the treatment of conditions caused by the effects of hormone deficiencies resulting from perimenopause, menopause, andropause and other hormonal imbalances like thyroid disorders. Andropause is the male version of menopause which is a real syndrome, also known as “midlife crisis”.
The hormones estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, thyroid and cortisol all work together and are essential in health. Imbalances in any of these hormones can impact life dramatically. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy uses hormones that are identical in their molecular structure to the hormones produced naturally within the human body. They are derived from plants, such as yam, and are chemically and functionally identical to human hormones. Bioidentical Hormones produce the same responses in the body as hormones made by the body minimizing the risk of allergic reaction and sensitivities. Bioidentical hormone therapy is a safer and effective alternative to synthetic hormone treatments (research indicates that synthetic hormones can increase your risk of breast cancer).
Many people suffer unnecessarily with hormone imbalance, accepting them as an unchangeable and an untreatable part of the aging process. However, maintaining optimum levels of hormones promotes an improved quality of life and prevents many degenerative illnesses, like osteoporosis, which is commonly associated with aging.
Hormonal imbalances can cause mood changes, insomnia, fatigue, muscle aches, obesity, hair thinning, decreased libido and hot flushes in both men and women. We are dedicated to helping you restore hormone balance naturally. By using lifestyle modification, which includes nutrition and fitness, we will increase the quality of your life nutrition, good sleep and fitness….
Call Dr. Melinda Silva, M.D. at 800-775-4902 Ext. 344 to schedule your initial appointment, discuss your symptoms and decide on a course of treatment for your specific needs.
Congratulations on taking charge of your health, we look forward to meeting you!