Hormone Therapy

Hormone Therapy Specialist
Hormones control most of your bodily functions, and even a small imbalance can mean some negative effects on your overall health. Dr. Roopa Chari, M.D., of the Chari Center of Health in Encinitas, California, is a board-certified internist and integrative medicine specialist who can determine if your mood swings, difficulty in losing weight & belly fat, loss of energy, digestive problems, brain health and many other symptoms are due to an imbalance of your hormones.

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What are hormones?

Our bodies are made up of complex systems of organs, bones, and other structures that work as a team to keep us healthy and functioning at an optimal level. Hormones are substances secreted by glands to keep the systems working as they should. For instance, thyroxine is secreted by the thyroid gland and helps regulate your heartbeat and metabolism. Melatonin helps you sleep at night. Hormones secreted by your ovaries (estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone) control your menstrual cycle, libido, fertility and play an important role in heart and bone health.

What causes hormone imbalance in Women & Men?

Menopause is probably the most familiar cause of hormone imbalance and occurs when your body begins the natural process of winding down your reproductive years as your ovaries essentially run out of their limited egg supply. However, many women experience hormonal imbalances long before menopause. Poor nutrition, lack of exercise, not enough sleep, toxins, and other lifestyle factors can also throw hormone levels out of balance.

Men also go thru "andropause" (which is "male menopause"). Women are not the only ones who suffer the effects of changing hormone levels. In fact, men are reporting some of the same symptoms that women experience during perimenopause and menopause.

Finally, a natural, proven hormone treatment program for both women & men!

In addition, sometimes the gland responsible for producing the hormone just isn’t doing its job. For instance, hypothyroidism occurs when an underactive thyroid gland fails to secrete enough thyroxine. This can lead to lethargy, skin changes, and difficulty losing weight. However, hypothyroidism is also due to food sensitivities, gut imbalance, liver function, stress, and much more. Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects the precise balance of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone supplied by the ovaries and can interfere with fertility.

The solution to male sexual function isn't testosterone injections. Understanding the complex relationship between the organs and glands responsible for producing our hormones such as the hypothalamus / pituitary / adrenal and testicular axis will bring about improved function, better stamina, athletic performance and over all health - without the inherent dangers of long term synthetic hormone injections!

Dr. Chari will address all of the underlying causes of hormonal balance for both men and women!

Other symptoms associated with hormone abnormalities include:

  • Headaches
  • Night sweats, hot flashes
  • Joint pain
  • Loss of muscle tone
  • Unexplained weight gain despite appropriate caloric intake and exercise
  • Problems focusing or “brain fog”
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep with periods of wakefulness in the middle of the night
  • Anxiety, irritability, and depression
  • Persistent acne
  • Excessive facial hair

What is the treatment for hormone imbalance?

After a comprehensive physical examination that includes a thorough review of your medical history and symptoms, Dr. Chari gets your lab work done to determine your hormone levels. She then prescribes a natural hormone balancing and restoring program that’s specifically designed to correct your deficiencies and restore balance to your hormone levels. In addition to specific, proven advanced whole food and herbal remedies, Dr. Chari also designs a healthy nutrition plan, appropriate exercise, and other lifestyle changes to help resolve the underlying reasons for your symptoms.


"After visiting the Chari Center, I lost 14 lbs, my hot flashes are gone, and people have told me I look younger. Thank you!"

-R.S., Santa Barbara, CA


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