Bay Area Bioidentical Hormones – Lynne Mielke, M.D.
Lynne Mielke, M.D. at Optimal Health Spectrums is a Bay Area Bioidentical Hormones specialist that offers integrative and comprehensive wellness programs. At Optimal Health Spectrums, Dr. Mielke believes that your health requires a balance among all of the body’s systems, and that just drugging a symptom is not the best approach. She uses the most advanced, cutting edge therapies, such as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, to help patients safely and naturally heal from their health conditions. Dr. Lynne Mielke provides customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs to men and women suffering from hormonal imbalances. As a Bay Area Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Mielke’s personal and professional mission is to help her patients reach optimal health.
Dr. Lynne Mielke’s interest in integrative medicine began when she personally started having symptoms of age-related hormonal decline that none of her regular doctors knew how to address.
She began going to many anti-aging and integrative medicine conferences, and she is now certified through A4M, the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, which is the largest anti-aging medicine group in the world. Dr. Mielke has discovered that many new and effective medical treatments are unfortunately not well known by most doctors. She has learned that achieving optimal health goes way beyond just drugging a symptom, and includes proper medical treatments for chronic toxicity, immune problems, hidden infections, nutritional deficiencies, and restoring hormones to optimal levels using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Replacing Important Hormones With Bioidentical Hormones
Hormones are some of the most powerful molecules in our bodies. We cannot survive without them. Yet, many adults are living in a state of depleted hormones, due to stress, toxicity, and natural aging. From an evolutionary perspective, we were only expected to have a lifespan of 30 to 40 years, and so, that is the age at which hormones naturally start to decline.
However, today, we are living much longer, and have many chronic diseases that many in the alternative health field believe are directly related to the loss of our natural hormone balance.
Both men and women produce exactly the same hormones but in different amounts, which means that men need progesterone and estrogen, and women also need testosterone.
The goal in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is to replace the most important hormones in our bodies to levels that would be expected in a healthy young adult, before most people develop chronic illnesses. There are many in the traditional medical arena that disagree with replacing hormones in older adults, and even some who say it is not natural to do so. Our bodies were designed to live in balance with all of the important hormones available to us, and we are lucky today to be able to replace them to youthful levels if we choose.
How are Bioidentical Hormones Different?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is very specific, and it is important to have an amount that is just right. It is never good to try to take more than your body needs. For instance, body builders that take anabolic steroids to try to build an unnatural degree of muscle suffer serious negative side effects after taking hormones in massive doses. Our goal is simply to be optimally healthy, and therefore, only the amount that makes patients feel their best is prescribed.
There is also a strongly held belief in much of the traditional medical community that hormones can cause cancer and other serious illnesses, and they feel that it is dangerous to prescribe them. However, most of the major studies that have been done on hormones that showed that they were dangerous were done using hormones that were not identical to human hormones. Fake hormones are definitely bad for you and should never be taken if at all possible. Fake hormones do cause illnesses such as cancer and should be avoided.
Some may ask why Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is not more widespread, and more accepted by the medical community. One of the most important reasons for this is that drug companies cannot patent Bioidentical Hormones; therefore, they cannot make a big profit off of them. Drug companies largely control the medical education of doctors, which is why most doctors have not been educated about the important health benefits of this treatment. Only doctors who go to special medical education conferences will learn about this important therapy.
Many studies have shown that Bioidentical Hormones actually protect patients from diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and many of the other chronic diseases that plague our society. However, old attitudes die hard, and many doctors are still misinformed about this cutting-edge treatment. It is very important for patients to educate themselves about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. There are now many books on this subject. It is recommended that every patient read several books on the recommended reading list to familiarize themselves with the issues involved with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, so that they will be able to discuss it intelligently with their other doctors, friends, and family.
The goal in Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is to replace the most important hormones in our bodies to levels that would be expected in a healthy young adult, before most people develop chronic illnesses.
What To Expect At Optimal Health Spectrums
The first visit to Optimal Health Spectrums will include giving the doctor a history of current symptoms and medical problems, receiving a brief physical exam, and then having lab tests ordered that are appropriate for the patient’s situation. The clinic’s lab testing is more extensive than at most doctor’s offices because Dr. Mielke test many body systems at the same time, looking for the underlying causes of health problems to see how they all interconnect. At Optimal Health Spectrums, Dr. Mielke works together as a team with patients to optimize their health, and patients will be learning lots of important new information on how to prevent diseases in the future and how to get healthy now!
Lynne Mielke, M.D. at Optimal Health Spectrums is a Bay Area Bioidentical Hormones specialist that feels the human body was designed to live in balance with all of the important hormones at optimal levels. Lynne Mielke, M.D. believes that men and women are lucky today to have the option of replacing hormones to youthful levels. Providing individualized dosages and hormone prescriptions to each patient, Dr. Mielke is able to target patient’s specific health concerns. Countless patients have been able to improve their overall quality of life and health with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.