San Antonio Bioidentical Hormone Doctor
Lawrence M. Cohen, M.D. of The Center for Complementary Medicine focuses on improving the health and wellness of women and men using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Doctor Cohen creates integrated, comprehensive and individualized programs for his clients to resolve age-related diseases in addition to stress and weight management issues. Focusing on prevention, The Center for Complementary Medicine of San Antonio seeks to preserve and promote long-term health by taking proactive measures towards achieving beauty and well being from the inside out.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses hormones that are identical in chemical and molecular structure and function to the hormones produced in the human body, and for this reason, they can be more easily metabolized and activated in the body. Because bioidentical hormones are identical to the hormones made in the body, they can be metabolized without producing harmful side effects. Other forms of hormone replacement therapy use hormones from animals, which are not identical to the hormones produced in the human body, and this can lead to side effects, which may include bloating, water retention, breast or uterine cancer, endometriosis, fibrocystic breast disease, mood swings, and headaches.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Thousands of women in San Antonio and the surrounding areas are suffering from hormone imbalances due to fluctuations in estrogen and progesterone. In women, estrogen and progesterone are the primary female sex hormones, and when they fall out of balance, several symptoms related to hormone decline can occur. Estrogen helps women to regulate body temperature, maintain lustrous hair and nails, promote skin elasticity, increase libido, and improve memory and brain function. A lack of estrogen can disrupt these functions and lead to inconvenient symptoms.
Progesterone is the second primary female sex hormone, and fluctuations in progesterone can disrupt the menstrual cycle and fertility. Increased PMS symptoms, which can include bloating, weight gain, water retention, acne, irritability of food cravings may be due to progesterone imbalances. Progesterone helps women to shed water weight, have regular periods, ovulate, maintain balanced moods, and be fertile. Falling progesterone levels can disrupt these function and lead to several hormone related conditions.
Thousands of women in San Antonio and the surrounding areas are suffering from hormone imbalances, which can lead to conditions that include early menopause, perimenopause, weight gain, adrenal fatigue, or premenstrual symptoms (PMS). San Antonio Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Lawrence M. Cohen, M.D. will evaluate hormone levels using hormone testing, use correct Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy dosages, and continue evaluation. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be the perfect solution to symptoms.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
Many men are suffering needlessly from a variety of symptoms that are caused by aging and hormone imbalances. Andropause, thyroid deficiencies, adrenal fatigue, and erectile dysfunction are all conditions caused by hormonal imbalances. Supplementing important male hormones, such as testosterone can help to alleviate the symptoms of these conditions and improve the overall quality of life for men.
In men, testosterone is the primary male sex hormone that is responsible for maintaining several functions in the male body. In men, testosterone begins to gradually decline at about the age of 25, and it slowly declines until the 40′s and 50′s, when it begins to become more noticeable that something is not right. The steep drop in hormone production that occurs in middle age is known as andropause, and during this time, testosterone levels can fall to all time lows. Some of the symptoms that men may encounter with andropause may include fatigue, poor workout performances, lower sex drive, erectile dysfunction, mood changes, anxiety, depression, and a poor memory. Supplementing testosterone with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help men to recover from the effects of hormone decline and improve overall levels of health and wellness.
Lawrence M. Cohen, M.D. is here to help patients balance their hormones and start feeling like themselves again. Doctor Cohen will begin by evaluating hormone levels using hormone testing and prescribing the correct Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy dosage for specific needs. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can be the solution to resolving symptoms.