Santa Clara County Bioidentical Hormones Specialist
Connie Hernandez, N.D. with Pacific Naturopathic is a Mountain View Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist that has years of experience practicing medicine and offering Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Santa Clara County and Mountain View, California. Connie Hernandez, N.D. feels that men and women deserve to feel youthful and healthy at all ages, and her Mountain View, California, based clinic works to help patients restore balance and vitality. She takes the time to listen to patient’s concerns and performs the appropriate diagnostic tests to help them determine imbalances.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has forever changed the way that women and men age, and it can restore health from the inside out. By balancing the body’s hormones, bodily systems can function at optimal levels. As a Santa Clara County and Mountain View California Bioidentical Hormones specialist, Connie Hernandez N.D. uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help men and women overcome the challenges associated with hormonal decline and imbalances.
What is Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy uses hormones that are identical to the body’s endogenous hormones to replenish what the body cannot produce. As aging occurs, the endocrine glands, which include the ovaries, uterus, testicles, thyroid, adrenals, and pituitary, begin to lose their ability to produce vital hormones. Because the hormones secreted from these glands all maintain countless bodily functions, men and women may begin to notice drastic changes that occur with aging and hormonal decline. Some of these changes may include insomnia, erectile dysfunction, hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, anxiety, depression, fatigue, high blood pressure, wrinkling skin, bone loss, thinning hair, urinary issues, and muscle atrophy. However, Connie Hernandez N.D., a Mountain View, California can use Bioidentical Hormones to help patients replenish deficiencies and improve overall levels of health and wellness.
Hormones send messages throughout the body and influence nearly everything, from physical well being to moods.
Hormones check and balance each other. For most of us, hormonal issues revolve around the adrenals, thyroid, ovaries and testes. If your adrenals are weak, you may need to strengthen them to also strengthen your thyroid. Adrenal stress may aggravate menopausal hot flashes, disrupt blood sugar balance, and impair memory. The thyroid gland is directly influenced by estrogen and progesterone, and thyroid conditions are often missed with conventional laboratory testing. Balance and metabolism of reproductive hormones, such as estrogen affects conditions like endometriosis, uterine fibroids, mood, migraine headaches, mind, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular health.
In naturopathic medicine, doctors assess hormone levels, and correct hormonal balance and metabolism. Through blood tests, saliva tests or urine tests Doctor Hernandez can evaluate the effects of hormonal interactions and levels of progesterone. Optimal levels of progesterone can help women to achieve breast and heart protection, while alleviating symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, insomnia, and memory issues.
Men going through andropause, and women experiencing menopause often experience low testosterone, which can lead to low libido, weak muscle tone, and fatigue. Balancing testosterone can help women and men to increase their energy and sex drive, while reducing body fat. Treatment protocols in Dr. Connie’s office are tailored to the individual, and may include nutritional, botanical, and energetic medicines. Hormones may be delivered through methods that include oral, sublingual, transdermal, or vaginal.
Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
The Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for women and men who suffer from low to normal hormone imbalance levels during menopause, perimenopause, andropause are substantial and often include:
- Improved sexual performance
- Improved lipid and cholesterol levels
- Improved prostate health
- Improved blood sugar balance
- Improved mood and outlook
- Increased focus and concentration
- More strength and energy
- Improved well being
- Greater libido
- Reduced aches and pains
- Better quality of sleep
- Improved muscle mass
Connie Hernandez N.D. is proud to serve the Mountain View areas of Blossom Valley, Castro City, The Crossings, Cuernavaca, Cuesta Park, Gemello, Jackson Park, Martens-Carmelita, Monta Loma, North Whisman, Old Mountain View, Rex Manor/Mountain Shadows, Shoreline West, Slater, St. Francis Acres, Stierlin Estates, Sylvan Park, Waverly Park, Whisman Station and Willowgate.
Connie Hernandez, N.D. uses nutritional therapies, botanical therapies, homeopathic medicines, and Bioidentical Hormones to help patients overcome the signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalances and aging. Hormonal imbalances are unique to each individual, and these transitions are an ongoing process, an opportunity to transition into an optimally creative and healthy state. Each prescription at Pacific Naturopathic requires a collaborative effort between Doctor Hernandez and the person with whom she is working. As a Mountain View Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Connie Hernandez, N.D. uses customized programs to help patients to improve their overall quality of life and health.