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Lonnele Ball, PhD, San Francisco, CA
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Hormone Therapy & Endocrine Support

Your hormone health regulates nearly every physiologic process in your body and as
such can greatly affect your current and future physical well-being. Dr. Ball and her
team of Endocrinologists at the Institute for Predictive Medicine & Longevity can help
determine the fitness level of your hormones. This innovative institute applies state-
of-the-art diagnostics and artificial intelligence to identify your individual risk for
endocrine disorders, including diabetes & cancers and to optimize every single
hormone in your body. Call for an appointment today or book your visit online
anytime.

Q & A

How do you evaluate hormone health?

The professional team at the Institute for Predictive Medicine & Longevity includes
physicians, researchers, and genetic counselors. They use a wide array of traditional
and advanced diagnostic studies to help evaluate your current health status and

address your specific needs. These dedicated professionals use information from
your family history, genomics (complete DNA profile), blood biomarkers (measurable
substances in your bloodstream), and wearable sensors to evaluate not only your
current hormone health, but unique factors that may affect treatment.

What hormones do you evaluate?

Hormone production declines by over 50% by age 50; producing symptoms such as fatigue,
mood changes, weight gain and sexual dysfunction; as well as deterioration of organs that these hormones normally maintain including brain, bone, muscle, skin, and heart. Given this, the Institute’s Endocrine team analyzes your entire hormone profile and provides
recommendations to optimize every single hormone in your endocrine system in a
safe monitored approach using wearable sensor technology to track how your
physiology is responding real-time to hormone intervention and to personalize your
endocrine therapy to your specific needs.

What Endocrine Disorders Can Be Treated at the Institute?

Andropause:
Millions of men (and women) across the globe have symptoms of low testosterone (Low-T)
including the following:
 

  • Lack of energy

  • Decreased libido

  • Erectile dysfunction (men)

  • Muscle loss or decreased benefits from workouts

  • Sleep problems

  • Generalized weakness

  • Weight gain
     

Testosterone and Other Hormones Help these Symptoms by improving energy, enhancing libido and sexual functioning, building stronger bones & muscles, increasing lean body mass, improving cardiovascular fitness, sharpening memory & cognition and elevating mood.
 
Menopause:

The endocrine organs in women and men alike produce declining levels of hormones with age. These include estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid hormones, growth hormone,
melatonin, DHEA, brain hormones and so forth. It is known that if we do not replace hormones,
our brain, bones, heart, vessels, joints, skin, mood and most importantly, quality of life, decline
more rapidly.
 
Bioidentical hormone replacement (Hormonal Restorative Medicine) will significantly reduce
symptoms associated with hormonal decline before, during and after menopause including hot flashes, vaginal dryness, skin thinning, memory loss, concentration loss, anxiety, depression, weight gain, irritability, fatigue, insomnia, decreased sex drive, urine loss, muscle weakness and joint pain. In addition to symptom relief, Bio-identical hormones protect your brain, heart, vessels, bones, skin, hair follicles and muscles from decline. Most patients who start on bio-identical hormones feel emotionally and physically better within two weeks. Unlike synthetic hormones, bio-identical hormones have been used in Europe for over 60 years and studies show that they are both safe and effective.
 
They have been shown to protect against heart disease, high cholesterol, osteoporosis, and
mental decline. They do not increase the risk of breast cancer, and, in fact, there is data showing that they may protect against breast cancer. At precise doses that exactly replace your body’s deficiency, there are no known side effects. They have the exact same action on the body as our own hormones. Bio-identical hormones are an excellent safe option for both men and women.

Adrenal fatigue

Adrenal fatigue is a term applied to symptoms, such as fatigue, nervousness,
body aches, digestive problems and sleep disturbances.
Your adrenal glands produce a variety of hormones that are essential to life. The
medical term adrenal insufficiency (Addison's disease) refers to inadequate
production of one or more of these hormones as a result of an underlying
disease.


Signs and symptoms of adrenal insufficiency may include:

  • Fatigue

  • Body aches

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Low blood pressure

  • Lightheadedness

  • Loss of body hair

  • Skin discoloration (hyperpigmentation)
     

Adrenal fatigue diagnosis is a mild form of adrenal insufficiency caused by
chronic stress. During adrenal fatigue, your adrenal glands are unable to keep
pace with the demands of perpetual fight-or-flight arousal. As a result, they can't
produce quite enough of the hormones your central nervous system and body
needs to feel good and function on a high level.