Newport Beach Bioidentical Hormones – Scott Nelson, D.O.
Dr. Scott Nelson at Newport Crest Medical Center in Newport Beach, California is a doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, and he has over thirty years of experience in treating patients with diverse health conditions. Dr. Nelson has taken an integrative approach to patient healing for the last five years, using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapies to address total wellness and healthy aging.
Dr. Scott Nelson views each patient as an individual with health concerns or conditions unique to them. Because each person has a unique biochemistry, each patient is given a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy as part of an integrative healing plan which blends both conventional and alternative approaches in order to achieve optimal health.
A vital component to age and health management for patients of all ages is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Although many advances have been made in medicine to extend the life expectancy in modern society, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may be one of the most important advances designed specifically to maintain overall health and quality of life into old age. Dr. Nelson feels that the degenerative processes that are associated with aging can be managed sufficiently to make the later portion of life enjoyable, and there is no reason that aging men and women should spend their later years in hospitals, nursing homes, or hospices.
Age related conditions that are fueled by hormone decline often lead to symptoms that greatly reduce the quality of life; however, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can possibly prevent or improve various syndromes related to hormone imbalances.
Some of the conditions that can be improved with bioidentical hormones include:
Women and men under high levels of chronic stress often suffer from hormone imbalances in their adrenal glands. When cortisol and other important adrenal hormones, such as DHEA and pregnenolone become depleted, a person may begin to suffer from adrenal fatigue syndrome. This syndrome can cause men and women to feel both mentally and physically fatigued, crave salty or sweet snacks, have difficulty getting out of bed in the morning, feel burnt out, and experience insomnia, headaches, or body aches. Restoring hormones to healthy levels with a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can reduce the symptoms of adrenal fatigue syndrome and help restore energy levels.
Women and men both commonly experience headaches for different reasons, and often times, hormonal imbalances can be to blame for headaches. Hormones affect the way blood flows, and if blood cannot flow smoothly through the vessels, stagnation may result, which can cause headaches. For both men and women, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to diminish hormonal fluctuations and reduce recurrent headaches.
Certain hormones such as cortisol, DHEA, and pregnenolone help to balance the nervous system and reduce inflammation. For this reason, low levels of hormones can increase inflammation in the immune system, which can cause allergies to flare up for both men and women. When this occurs, it may result in skin problems, allergic rhinitis, itchy eyes, and swollen lymph nodes.
Hormones control numerous functions in the human body, and many men and women end up going through hormonal changes between their thirties and fifties. Women experience hormonal decline during perimenopause and menopause, and in men, hormone changes happen during andropause. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help women and men to easily transition through hormone related changes, while reducing symptoms and improving overall health.
When hormones such as estrogen begin to decline, the body’s temperature has difficulty regulating itself because hormones are responsible for signaling the body when to cool itself down or heat up. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can allow men and women to balance their hormones and experience a more regular body temperature.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Irritable bowel syndrome often involves the alternation of constipation with diarrhea, and this condition may be exacerbated with hormonal imbalances. Cortisol can slow digestion and cause digestive imbalances. Balancing hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to improve digestion and reduce the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome.
Physicians now agree that the loss of valuable hormones is responsible for premature aging, and hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone help men and women to retain their youthfulness. Ensuring that important hormones remain balanced can allow men and women to prevent premature aging and maintain a more youthful appearance.
Chronic fatigue syndrome closely mimics the flu, and it causes a person to feel mental and physical fatigue that lasts more than one entire day. Other symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome may include a sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, headaches, body aches, insomnia, joint pain, muscle pain, and a poor memory. Optimizing hormone levels can help to improve immune function and reduce the symptoms of chronic fatigue.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can reduce these conditions and their relative symptoms to help patients regain their health. Dr. Nelson is uniquely positioned to offer patients preventative treatments that utilize traditional allopathic medicine and cutting edge integrative medicine. Newport Crest Medical Center is an integrative medicine clinic that provides comprehensive medical care to all patients of all ages. Dr. Nelson strives to meet and exceed patient expectations not just in terms of diagnosis and treatment but also in treatment plan results.