Hormone Optimization San Jose, CA

Hormone Optimization San Jose, CAMany people are unaware of exactly what hormones do for our bodies. Most of the time we don’t even think about them – until we start aging and our hormones don’t quite do all they used to for us. When this occurs, you may want to consider hormone optimization in San Jose, CA. The following is a brief overview of how this works. For more detailed information on how hormone optimization can work for you, contact Dr. Kirk A. Churukian MD, FACS. Dr. Churukian is board-certified, with more than two decades of experience in the field of plastic surgery. He is a member of multiple medical associations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the California Society of Plastic Surgeons

What Do Hormones Do?

Our hormones control most of the body’s functions, including metabolism, growth, and reproduction. They control your appetite, your digestion, your immune system, your mood, and your libido. When our hormones are off, it can through our overall feelings of well-being off.

There are many factors that can have an impact on our hormone’s ability to function. Some of these factors include age, health, and chemical imbalances. Too much of a hormone can wreak just as much havoc on our systems as too little.

Women and Hormone Imbalance

Women seem to always have fluctuating hormones between dealing with menstruation, pregnancy, birth, and menopause. While the first three causes all kinds of shifts in hormone levels, there is usually a leveling off. With menopause, however, many women often seek out hormone optimization in San Jose, CA for relief because of the ongoing symptoms they suffer. The decline in their levels of estrogen and progesterone can leave a woman dealing with:

  •       Brain fog
  •       Hot flashes
  •       Loss of interest in sex
  •       Memory loss
  •       Mood changes
  •       Night sweats
  •       Pain during sex
  •       Sleep issues
  •       Weight gain

Men and Hormone Imbalance

Men also have issues with declining hormone levels as they age. Testosterone and other hormone levels being to decline, although it is more of a gradual decline compared with the rapid drop in levels women go through. Some of the symptoms of low hormone levels that men can suffer include:

  •       Decrease in libido or lack of interest in sex
  •       Find it harder to exercise
  •       Lack of energy
  •       Lack of life enjoyment
  •       Lack of motivation
  •       Weight gain

Hormone Optimization Programs

If you are a man or woman who is suffering from any of the above symptoms and you suspect that hormone imbalance is the issue, then a hormone optimization program may be just the solution. Unlike traditional hormone replacement therapy that uses synthetics and animal-derived hormones, bioidentical hormones are made using plant estrogens which are chemically identical to the hormones our bodies produce.

To learn how hormone optimization in San Jose, CA may be the answer for you, contact our office today to schedule a free and confidential assessment with Kirk A. Churukian, MD, FACS.


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