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Bioidentical Hormone Therapy

Stuart Lerner, MD

Family Medicine & Holistic Medicine located in Kailua, HI

As you age, or experience stress from your job or home life, your body's natural hormones fluctuate. Men can exhibit fatigue during the day, low stamina, energy and libido. These may be signs of low testosterone or low 'T'. Women can experience similar problems, including fatigue, brain fog and poor sleep from low thyroid, cortisol, or estrogen. Dr. Lerner regularly tests and treats hormone imbalances in both men and women. If you have been suffering with these symptoms and want answers, come in and learn more by scheduling an appointment online or over the phone today.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Q & A

What are bioidentical hormones?

Bioidentical hormones are hormones synthesized from soy and yams that feature a molecular structure identical to human hormones. When you or Dr. Lerner put these hormones into your body, they act just like natural hormones.

Bioidentical hormones are different from older replacement hormones, which are made from substances like urine from pregnant horses. Substances like these have very little in common with the structure of natural human hormones so they don’t work as well.

Bioidentical hormones help your body restore its balance after you experience undesirable symptoms from hormone fluctuations.

Why do I have a hormone imbalance?

Men and women experience hormone imbalances for different reasons. Most often, women experience hormonal imbalances and fluctuations as they enter menopause. They also experience hormonal changes due to:

  • Pregnancy
  • Stress
  • Reproductive or genetic conditions
  • Other external and lifestyle factors

 

Meanwhile, men most often experience hormonal imbalances as their testosterone levels decrease as they age.

What are the symptoms of a hormone imbalance?

Symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women include:

  • Weight gain
  • Lack of concentration
  • Decreased libido
  • Hot flashes and night sweats
  • Anxiety and other mood swings 

Symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men include:

  • Decreased vitality, stamina, and libido
  • Lack of energy, motivation, and concentration
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Increased body fat

 

Introducing The Kailua Men's Clinic at the office of Dr Stuart Lerner near the KMCAS in Kailua.

Dr Lerner has been a leader in safe testosterone hormone replacement for 'Low T' for many years and is starting a formal program for Oahu residents and military families.

There will be an emphasis in diagnosing and treating low Testosterone to optimize vitality and performance.

The program will focus on optimizing metabolic fitness through hormone balance and thorough lab testing. There will be additional optional for men and women for weight loss, making tape with Sculpsure laser fat removal, and facial aesthetics with Botox and Juvederm. Please call 954-4463 during the day for a consultation or use the online booking tool 24 hours a day. A staff member should call back the next business day.

For active military members with Tricare Prime insurance, the program will be significantly less expensive than comparable subscription programs downtown. For patients with Tricare Select, most services will be covered by insurance! You may even wish to start a Tricare Select program during open enrollment to receive optimal general medical care including Urgent Care with Dr Lerner.

How do you administer bioidentical hormones?

The two main ways that Dr. Lerner administers bioidentical hormones are:

Hormone injections 

Hormone injections offer you immediate results. Dr. Lerner typically injects bioidentical hormones into the upper arm, upper thigh, or buttocks.

Pill 

You can also take bioidentical hormones in pill form. Pills offer you the advantage of easy absorption.

Are you interested in bioidentical hormones? If so, set up a consultation online or over the phone with Dr. Lerner today.