Joseph Aiello, D.O.
Mari jo Hanson, P.A.

San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine

619 670-8028

Bioidentical Hormones
As seen on Oprah and other health information sources, bioidentical hormones are available for menopause symptoms.  They are a natural replacement for the decrease in estrogen and progesterone which occurs during menopause. 

Menopause is the result of the ovaries not making estrogen and progesterone.  This causes the brain to make an increased amount of another hormone called Follicle Stimulating Hormone(FSH) which is supposed to tell the ovaries to make more estrogen.  But the ovaries are past the point of being able to make it.  The elevated levels of FSH are what cause the hot flashes and the decreased estrogen causes the moodiness and the decreased progesterone casuses the difficulty sleeping.

Bioidentical hormones are more the same hormones the ovaries made in a cream form.  They are as effective as synthetic hormones and because they are the exact replacement for the hormones that women's ovaries stopped making, I believe they are helathier.

Dr.s Aiello and Handwerger are very familiar with prescribing the bioidentical hormones.  Please call the office for an appointment.

Video on Bioidentical Hormones

Great Link to article with Q & A on Bioidentical Hormones.

New York Times Article on hormones


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