Minna Yoon N.D. – San Francisco Bioidentical Hormones
Minna Yoon, N.D. specializes in Naturopathic Medicine and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in the Inner Sunset Neighborhood of San Francisco. Naturopathic Medicine is based on the idea that the body has its own innate healing capabilities; however, when the body cannot heal itself on its own, the use of medicines can be implemented to restore health. Bioidentical hormone replacement is one such therapy that can naturally help a person restore his or her health. This therapy uses natural substances that are made from soy or yam products to help patients overcome issues that arise from the decline of the endocrine system. Hormones are made in the endocrine system and work to control thousands of bodily functions, and when they decline health issues can result. As a Naturopathic physician that specializes in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco Bioidentical Hormones Doctor, Minna Yoon, N.D. can help patients to naturally regain health and balance.
Providing Naturopathic and Traditional Chinese Medical Services
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is the term commonly used to describe the treatment of hormone deficiencies brought on by aging, by replacing them with hormone molecules that are identical to the hormones produced naturally within the human body.
Hormones are responsible for controlling the delicate biochemical balance in our bodies. They move our bodies through each phase of our lives, from infancy through puberty, reproduction, and old age. They prepare our bodies to fight, to flee, and to mate, and they are responsible for many of our daily mood swings and hunger pangs. Hormones are produced by our cells in very small quantities, and trace amounts can have significant effects.
What is the difference between bio-identical and synthetic hormones?
Bioidentical replacement hormones were first used to provide relief from the symptoms of menopause in the 1930’s. The first synthetic, or mass-produced, hormones were developed in the 1940’s. The synthetic hormones, which are derived from horse urine, do not match the molecular structure of the hormones produced by our bodies. Synthetic hormones can produce unpleasant side effects such as nausea, fluid retention, and dizziness. Worse, studies in the 1970’s began to show that using patented synthetic hormones increased the risk of potential dangers such as breast cancer and uterine cancer.
Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are extracted from natural sources such plants, including soybeans and yams. Their molecular structure is identical to that of the hormones produced within our own bodies. Bioidentical hormones are compounded into creams by FDA-approved pharmacies. They are custom-tailored to suit your specific hormone replacement needs, which allows you to receive individualized treatment.
Your health is your most important asset – it determines your ability to participate in activities and enjoy life to its fullest potential. A variety of factors can affect your health, including personal choices such as diet and exercise, personal relationships, the ability to cope with work stress, and environmental factors such as household product use. An imbalance between individuals and their ability to handle these stress factors can lead to illness and disease.
Taking control and responsibility for your well-being will result in short term relief as well as long term health and happiness.
- Naturopathic Consultations
- Acupuncture Annual Gynecological Exams
- Comprehensive Stool Analysis
- Food Allergy Testing
- Hormone Panels
- Bio-identical Hormones
- Heavy Metal Testing Neurotransmitter Testing
- House calls within San Francisco
- Telephone consultations available after initial visit
A Bioidentical Hormone Specialist can provide you with detailed safety information, answer all your questions, and discuss any concerns you may have. They will listen carefully to your description of your symptoms, and will give you information about symptoms, and about hormone testing.
They will give you all the general guidance you need throughout the process, because they believe strongly that you need to be fully informed before making any decisions.