Stephen Center, M.D. – San Diego Bioidentical Hormone Doctor
San Diego Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Stephen Center, M.D. has been the owner and operator of BodyLogicMD in San Diego California since 2008. He is highly experienced in the fields of Bioidentical Hormones, Anti-Aging and Integrative Medicine. When working one-on-one with patients, Stephen Center, M.D. uses a variety of holistic practices to help increase longevity and well-being. These include nutritional counseling, fitness advice, an emphasis on natural healing, and the use of (BHRT) Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to treat the symptoms of hormone imbalance.
Stephen Center, M.D. has been an active member of the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine for 12 years and a Board Examiner for 11 years. He is currently in training to earn his fellowship in Anti-Aging Medicine, which he has practiced in San Diego and other major markets for the past 30 years. In addition to his private practice with the BodyLogicMD of San Diego, Stephen Center, M.D. has served on staff at Scripps Memorial Hospital in La Jolla for 16 years.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
Stephen Center, M.D. believes that men and women deserve to feel optimistic and energetic at any age. That can be difficult to do when they’re dealing with the symptoms of hormone imbalance. Your hormones undergo drastic change as you age, which can lead to issues such as weight gain, irritability, low libido, difficulty concentrating, and loss of bone density. However, your regular doctor is likely to tell you there is nothing wrong with you. That is because mainstream medicine uses a disease model and hormone decline related to aging is not a disease.
As a San Diego Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Stephen Center, M.D. creates a customized treatment plan for every patient. The bioidentical hormones used for balancing are created from plant materials so they are safe and effective. Regardless of your age or how long you have been suffering, you can find the relief you need with customized (BHRT) Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs.
Hormones Used in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Each of your body’s hormones plays an important role in your overall health and well-being. As men and women age, the hormones described below tend to become out-of-balance most often. Your customized compound of bioidentical hormones includes only those that your body doesn’t currently make enough of on its own.
Your body creates cortisol, also called the stress hormone, in the adrenal glands. Balanced levels of cortisol help you to manage stress, feel well rested, and fight common infections. When your adrenal glands can’t maintain cortisol production due to prolonged stress or illness, your body may try to convert estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone into cortisol to make up for it. This causes an imbalance of the primary sex hormones. With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in San Diego, your body gets the hormones it needs in the exact dosage necessary for proper balance.
- Without DHEA, your body wouldn’t be able to produce estrogen or testosterone. People of both genders have these hormones, although estrogen is much more prevalent in women and testosterone in men. Your body also requires DHEA for metabolic functioning. When its supply is low, you may have increased fat storage, high triglycerides, high cholesterol, and insulin resistance. Balancing DHEA with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can prevent or reverse these problems.
When women experience hormone decline, progesterone and other hormones often decrease before estrogen does. This causes a condition called estrogen dominance. Some of the symptoms of unbalanced estrogen levels include hot flashes, night sweats, painful intercourse, headaches, irregular menstrual periods, sleep disturbances, and bone loss. Gynecomastia, which means enlarged breasts in men, happens when too much estrogen is present in their body. Bringing this primary sex hormone into balance with natural hormones helps women and men feel much better.
- Your pancreas creates insulin so your body can maintain proper blood sugar balance. When it fails to keep up with insulin production, you may develop Type II diabetes or pre-diabetes. With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, you may be able to stop the condition from developing or manage it better if it already has.
Pregnenolone is another building block hormone, which means that it is necessary in order for the body to have healthy levels of estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. Typical symptoms associated with a deficiency of this hormone include depression, arthritis, memory loss, and the inability to cope with stress. Plant-based replacement hormones help restore pregnenolone to therapeutic levels.
- This hormone helps to regulate the female menstrual cycle and prevent estrogen from dominating the reproductive system. When progesterone levels are inadequate, women may suffer from uterine fibroids, endometriosis, infertility, irregular menstrual cycles, and increased risk of breast or uterine cancer. Balancing progesterone, estrogen, and pregnenolone with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is essential for good reproductive health.
Testosterone is the primary sex hormone in men, although it is present in trace amounts in women. The lack of testosterone balance can cause low libido, sexual dysfunction, lack of energy, depression, and loss of bone and muscle. Although testosterone loss is a normal part of andropause in men, the symptoms it causes can be quite uncomfortable. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in San Diego can help to ease them.
- Thyroid Hormone
The thyroid gland secretes hormones that travel through the blood stream to dozens of different areas in your body. Hypothyroidism, which occurs when your body produces too few hormones, can cause weight gain, depression, low muscle tone, lack of interest in sex, and digestion problems.
Hyperthyroidism tends to cause the opposite problems, such as excitability and weight loss without dieting. No matter which type of thyroid problem you have, undergoing natural hormone balancing can help resolve it.
Stephen Center, M.D. has helped thousands of men and women in the San Diego regain their health and feel enthused about life again with (BHRT) Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
If you want to experience all of the benefits that (BHRT) Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has to offer, contact Dr. Stephen Center’s office to schedule an appointment to learn more. With (BHRT) Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Dr. Stephen Center’s help, you can prove the old adage right that “you’re only as old as you feel.”