As we get older, many people blame ageing for their worsening fatigue, insomnia, weight gain that is hard to work burn off, dry skin and hair loss. There is also a drop in libido, increased moodiness or even depression, memory loss and poor concentration.
Many times, decreased level of hormones are the root cause of these symptoms. Hormonal imbalances can occur due to natural changes, including menopause in women and andropause (low T) in men. But a diminished quality of life is not a foregone conclusion. If your hormones are low, imbalanced, or suboptimal, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) can restore your hormones to levels you had when you were younger, thereby slowing down the aging process, providing you with increased energy and vitality, and add quality years to your life.
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The good news, for both men and women, is that hormonal optimization can be achieved upon evaluation and treatment by Dr. Bruce, a highly trained physician in advanced bioidentical hormone therapies, weight loss, and nutrigenomics.
Your evaluation will include an initial in-depth discussion of your physical and symptoms, diet, and your medical conditions. You will undergo comprehensive lab testing, after which you and Dr. Bruce will meet to go over your lab results and create a personalized treatment plan for reaching your goals, and enhancing your overall well- being and physical health.
Hormone imbalances may manifest in both men and women as early as in their mid-thirties. An effective BHRT treatment to optimize hormone levels can mitigate many of the following symptoms:
For women to feel and look their best, their hormones must be in balance. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy improves energy, vitality and libido while helping to alleviate per-menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats. Optimal hormone balance leads to improved mood and sleep quality, greater ability to cope with stress, and clearer thinking.
Testosterone helps men to live well and remain energetic and strong. Bioidentical testosterone replacement therapy restores vitality, improves endurance, stamina and sex drive while also improving lean muscle mass, mood, sleep quality, and cognition. Optimal testosterone levels may also improve stress coping abilities, facilitate clearer thinking, and mitigate a range of chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Bruce knows losing weight isn’t easy. If this is one of your objectives, your program will begin with a conversation with a compassionate, non-judgmental expert who will perform a medical evaluation, review your history, and establish your health and wellness goals. From there, you and Dr. Bruce will create a personalized weight loss program, including diet/nutrition, intermittent fasting and exercise. Dr. Bruce will provide you with the support and tools to guide you along your weight loss journey. Your plan may include lab tests, referrals to nutritionists or personal trainers, prescription medication, and GxSciences’ Diet & Wellness Nutrigenomics Panel (coming soon).
Nutrigenomics is at the intersection of nutrition and genetic expression, specifically how nutrients influence the genome and it’s relationship to health and wellness. The emergence of this field parallels the emergence of the broader field of precision healthcare, which tailors healthcare approaches to individuals based on their unique genetic makeup. Pharmacogenomics, on the other hand, evaluates the metabolism of drugs and potential side effect of certain medications on a specific individual. Sometimes If symptoms do not improve with hormone replacement therapy, additional testing may be performed to see if there may be a nutrigenomic or pharmacogenetic component for your symptoms.
“I am so grateful to Dr. Bornfleth. When I first saw him, I was feeling depressed and suffering from hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, memory loss, and loss of energy — all those fun symptoms of menopause. Now I look better and feel fantastic! Thank you Dr. Bornfleth! I feel like he has gotten me on track to better health and more zest for life It’s amazing how hormones affect your being.”
R. Oleyn – Sausalito, Ca.
“Low T, hormone replacement for men? I thought my friends were joking! They were all feeling great, looking good, working out hard and had the strength and energy I used to have. I decided to look into this too with Dr. Bornfleth and made a hormone replacement appointment. Testosterone, Thyroid and DHEA have made an amazing difference.”
J. Ervin – San Francisco, Ca.
“Dr. Bornfleth gave me my life back. I’ve referred many friends to him who are equally thrilled with the results of his bioidentical hormone replacement treatment.”
R. Wang – Atherton, Ca.
“I have my wife to thank for getting me started on a hormone replacement program. For the last few years, I felt depressed and could hardly make it through my daily activities. She made my appointment with Dr. Bornfleth and within a few weeks of starting my hormone replacement program, I feel alive again.”
D. Davis – Oakland, CA.
Dr. Bruce is the Founder and Medical Director of Preventive Medicine of the Pacific. He earned his medical degree from the George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. After completing his residency, he worked in private and university clinics throughout California, including Palm Springs, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.
Dr. Bruce is a Board Certified Internist with over 10 years of experience in Medicine and is certified in Advanced Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Nutrigenomics by Worldlink Medical Academy of Preventive and Innovative Medicine.