Habib Dalhoumi, MD
Lifestyle Medicine located in Mission Valley, San Diego, CA
Your hormones govern your health. When these compounds decrease, you experience diminished energy, weight gain, and overall feelings of not being yourself. At Inspire Wellness, board-certified medical provider Dr. Habib Dalhoumi offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to restore your energy and strength. Men and women in the Mission Valley area of San Diego can benefit from hormone therapy by calling our location of Inspire Wellness or booking an appointment online.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A
How does bioidentical hormone therapy help your health?
When your hormone production declines, you experience a number of unpleasant side effects. Hormones can be affected by stress and aging. With hormone therapy you experience:
- Leaner and stronger muscles
- Lower body fat levels
- Improved physical performance
- Increased sex drive
Women can benefit from hormone therapy, especially during the years leading up to menopause. Restoring estrogen levels reduces the uncomfortable symptoms of hot flashes, night sweats, brain fog, and vaginal dryness. Men can benefit from testosterone replacement, which can improve sexual dysfunction, energy levels, and muscle gain.
What are bioidentical hormones?
Many hormones administered by conventional doctors do not exactly match the hormones made by your own body. Bioidentical hormones are crafted from plant ingredients and exactly match the hormones produced by your own body.
Dr. Dalhoumi can customize bioidentical hormones to your specific needs, giving you the best results possible for your symptoms. He ensures you receive just the right dose to avoid unpleasant side effects, such as acne or spotting (in women), but benefit from the positive effects of the hormones.
How are bioidentical hormones prescribed?
If you come to Inspire Wellness with symptoms that suggest hormone irregularities, Dr. Dalhoumi orders lab work to establish your baseline levels. He consults with you and creates a one-year treatment plan to optimize your hormone levels and reduce symptoms such as sexual dysfunction, weight gain, and poor energy.
During this year, you receive regular medical supervision from Dr. Dalhoumi and revisit your dosage at the end to maintain your results. The doctor aims to keep your dose to the minimum level required to achieve your goals.
How are bioidentical hormones administered?
Bioidentical hormones are usually administered via implanted pellets, but may also be provided by other methods at Dr. Dalhoumi’s discretion. If you receive the pellets, the hormones are inserted just under your skin and released gradually to raise your levels and improve your health.
If you’re a man or woman who suspects decreased hormone levels are affecting your health, mood, and energy levels, Inspire Wellness or book an appointment using the online tool.