Hormone Replacement Specialist

Beachside Naturopathic Clinic

Cynthia Preston, ND

Naturopathic Doctor located in Huntington Beach, CA

Hormones are important during every part of a woman’s life, even if she isn’t going through menopause. Dr. Cynthia Preston offers bio-identical hormone replacement therapy to women and men in the Sunset Beach, California area. People who want to learn more about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy should contact Beachside Naturopathic Clinic to make an appointment with Dr. Preston.

Hormone Replacement Q & A

by Cynthia Preston, ND

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Because of genetic issues, exposure to toxins, and other problems, the body doesn’t always produce the amount of the hormones it needs to function properly. Hormonal imbalances can lead to many different problems, including tissue damage, joint pain, heart disease, and more.

The purpose of hormone therapy is to replace some of the hormones the body isn’t making in high enough amounts by providing the body with additional hormones made in a laboratory.

How does Beachside Naturopathic Clinic approach hormone replacement?

Dr. Preston uses bio-identical hormones to treat patients with hormone imbalances. Bio-identical hormones are produced in a laboratory from natural sources, such as yams. Although these hormones are technically synthetic, they look and act like the hormones produced by the body.

What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy for women?

Some of the benefits of hormone replacement therapy for women include:

  • Fewer symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
  • Reduced anxiety
  • Regular menstrual cycles
  • Less abnormal bleeding
  • Enhanced mood

What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men?

Many of the issues men experience that were once considered a normal sign of aging actually occur because of problems with hormonal balance. Hormone replacement therapy can alleviate these imbalances and improve bothersome symptoms.

Some of the benefits of hormone replacement therapy for men include:

  • Improved cardiovascular health
  • Improved skin elasticity
  • Strong immune system
  • Improved stamina
  • Improved mood
  • Enhanced memory
  • Better muscle tone
  • Higher muscle mass
  • Better sex drive
  • Higher energy levels

What happens when patients request hormone replacement therapy?

When a patient asks for hormone replacement therapy, Dr. Preston begins by conducting comprehensive hormone level tests using urine, saliva, and blood. Based on the information she gains from these tests, she develops a customized treatment program for the patient. This program includes personalized hormone therapies and supplements, nutritional guidance, and a customized fitness plan.

During a patient’s initial visit, they should expect to spend approximately 1 hour discussing their issues with Dr. Preston. The results of hormone tests will be available approximately 2 weeks after the patient submits samples.