Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Programs

Joseph Cleaver, M.D. and Gina Knudsen, PA-C of Paradigm Wellness Medical Group are San Francisco Bioidentical Hormones Specialists that specialize in Bioidentical Hormones for men and women.

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is not just about balancing hormones; the clinic’s program is unique in that it restores natural hormone production in addition to replacing hormones, creating a more natural hormone balance.

Doctor Cleaver and Gina Knudsen’s unique approach addresses the imbalance of other systems in the body that affect sex hormone production. By restoring the bodies stress hormone response, thyroid, inflammation, and oxidative stress, the natural hormone production can often improve. 
In addition, the programs assess related quality of life issues, including sexual health, metabolic health to restore energy, and brain fitness.

Bioidentical Hormones For Women’s Health

At Paradigm Wellness Medical Group, the physicians have helped countless women to overcome the symptoms of hormonal decline that typically occurs during perimenopause and menopause. Perimenopause, or the slow decline of hormones preceding menopause, can start in a woman’s late 30s, years before the onset of menopause.

Menopause is the time in a woman’s life when ovarian production of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone starts to decline, and it is defined as the absence of no menstrual cycle for one year. Millions of women cope with the symptoms of perimenopause and menopause every day.

What women eat, their level of physical activity, and how much stress they experience on a daily basis influences the severity of the symptoms.

  • Irritability
  • Headaches
  • Resistant weight gain
  • Thinning hair
  • Loss of libido
  • Frequent urination
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Fatigue
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Depression
  • Joint pains
  • Forgetfulness
  • Loss of breast fullness
  • Night sweats
  • Osteoporosis

Symptoms can vary greatly from person to person, but often a major part of the solution is Bioidentical Hormone balancing. Bioidentical Hormones look and act the same as the hormones produced naturally by the body. The physicians at Paradigm Wellness Medical Group focus on sexual health, and this includes improving libido and enhancing sexual performance with the O-shot, which is a non-invasive, cutting-edge rejuvenating procedure that utilizes platelet rich plasma that can result in improved and enhanced sexual performance.

Hormone testing is used to accurately assess women’s current levels of:

  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • DHEA
  • Cortisol
  • Melatonin
  • Thyroid hormone

Once the doctors get the results, they will create a personalized Bioidentical Hormone treatment plan, followed by ongoing medical management of the Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plan to ensure patients are obtaining their desired results.

Bioidentical Hormone Programs For Men

The team at Paradigm Wellness Medical Group specializes in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for men. Hormones are the body’s communication system that regulates cellular function and genetic expression.

When hormone levels decline, men may be aging biologically at the level of someone 15 to 20 years older. In men, decreased production of testosterone is known as andropause.

The symptoms of hormone imbalances, especially low testosterone, in men include:

  • Feeling tired
  • Low energy
  • Enjoying life less
  • Low libido
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Loss of muscle definition
  • Stubborn weight gain and belly fat
  • Pre-diabetes or diabetes

While men can have their hormone balance restored, often their libido and sexual health does not respond as expected. The doctors’ in-depth understanding of the balance between bioavailable testosterone, androgen receptor health, and brain neurotransmitter health are often the missing pieces of the health puzzle that need to be addressed to improve sexual health and performance of men. The physicians can also help improve libido and enhance sexual performance with the P-shot, a non-invasive, cutting-edge restorative procedure that uses platelet rich plasma, which is composed of the body’s own natural rejuvenating growth factors.

At Paradigm Wellness Medical Group, the Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program is excellent at identifying and treating hormone imbalances. This service provides a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s blood, salivary, and urine hormone levels and related medical history.

Hormone testing is used to accurately assess men’s current levels of:

  • Testosterone
  • Estradiol
  • Progesterone
  • DHEA
  • Cortisol
  • Melatonin
  • Thyroid hormone

A personalized hormone replacement program will be designed to meet specific needs, using only Bioidentical Hormones.

To learn more about receiving an individualized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, contact San Francisco Bioidentical Hormones Doctors, Joseph Cleaver, M.D. and Gina Knudsen, PA-C of Paradigm Wellness Medical Group to schedule a consultation!