Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Programs
Marianna Abrams, N.D. at Water’s Edge Natural Medicine is a Menlo Park CA Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor that offers customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans to both men and women. Marianna Abrams, N.D. is committed to making each patient’s age related transitions as seamless and gentle as possible. She takes the time to sit down with patients and discuss their specific symptoms, as well as their medical history, to help them come up with a treatment plan that is 100% tailored to meet their needs. She takes her patient’s physical as well as emotional symptoms into consideration in order to create comprehensive treatment plans. In order to support the balance achieved with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, she may also recommend acupuncture, herbal remedies, and nutritional changes. Her first priority is to empower patients to feel the very best they can, and she will fine tune treatments to ensure the perfect fit.
Menopause & Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Doctor Marianna Abrams has helped many women to improve the symptoms of menopause with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Menopause is a condition that affects all women as they enter the period between age 40 and 55. Premature menopause, prompted by hysterectomy or ovarian damage from chemotherapy, may occur prior to age 40. In either case, hormone changes prompt the gradual or abrupt cessation of one’s menstrual period, marking the end of a woman’s reproductive phase. While this change is for many women a bittersweet milestone, it can also deliver an onslaught of unpleasant symptoms, many of which increase stress in one’s daily life. The symptoms of menopause may cause a wide variety of side effects, including:
- Irregular vaginal bleeding
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Urinary tract infections
- Urinary incontinence
- Mood swings
- Memory problems
- Weight gain
- Skin texture changes
- Adult acne
- Hair growth on the chin, upper lip, chest, or abdomen
All of these symptoms can be reduced, and even eliminated, with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Menopause, like other hormonal changes, can be gently and effectively treated with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. This all-natural, customizable process replaces the hormones that you no longer produce with hormones found in nature that can be synthesized to exactly match those found in your body. You’ll be amazed at the balancing effect of this healthy, healing process. Marianna Abrams, N.D. has used Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help countless women overcome the challenges and symptoms associated with menopause.
Andropause & Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Marianna Abrams, N.D. at Water’s Edge Natural Medicine also specializes in helping men balance their hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Andropause is a phenomenon that affects men as they approach middle age, beginning around age 40. Often called the male version of menopause, andropause marks the time of life when men begin to experience a drop in testosterone levels, often resulting in mild to severe physical and mental side effects. However, unlike women who lose their fertility during menopause, men do not have a physical milestone to mark the experience, and thus may not be aware of what is happening, or why.
When andropause occurs, it can bring on changes in mood and attitude, as well as:
- Loss of energy
- Changes in sex drive and physical endurance
- Weight gain
- Memory loss
- Diminished libido
- Hair loss
- Erectile dysfunction
- Hot flashes
- Muscle loss
- Night sweats
This decline in testosterone may put men at risk for health problems, including heart disease and weak bones. However, because the timing of andropause coincides with a period when men are questioning their values and life trajectory, changes in mood and attitude cannot be entirely credited to hormonal issues. While a loss of testosterone is common to nearly all men as they age, not all men will experience this change at age 40 or to a degree that affects their day-to-day experience. Factors that may contribute to the onset of andropause include:
- Psychological stress
- Surgery or injuries
- Alcohol abuse
There is no way to predict whether a man will develop features that require medical intervention. However, for men that are experiencing unpleasant symptoms as a result of andropause, Doctor Abrams at Water’s Edge Natural Medicine can help. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help by replacing the hormones your body is no longer producing with hormones found in nature and synthesized to match your own. Marianna Abrams, N.D. has helped a wide number of men to overcome the signs and symptoms of hormonal decline.
Menlo Park Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Doctor, Marianna Abrams, N.D. has helped countless men and women to overcome the negative consequences of age related hormonal imbalances. She cares about her patient’s health and is committed to helping them rediscover their most vital selves. She takes the time to listen to both her patient’s symptoms and medical history, and then, she comes up with a treatment plan. In addition, she offers acupuncture, herbal remedies, and nutritional counseling, which can also be used in conjunction with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help bring the body back into balance.