Conditions Treated using Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Mountain View Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist, Connie Hernandez, N.D. at Pacific Naturopathic has used Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to help patients overcome numerous conditions and health challenges related to hormonal imbalances. Hormones are powerful messengers in the body that are catalysts for several activities, and when imbalances occur, numerous symptoms can result. While most patients suffer from age related hormone decline, hormones may fall out of proportionate levels due to smoking, obesity, excessive alcohol intake, lack of sleep, or high levels of stress. Despite the reason for hormone decline, Connie Hernandez, N.D. uses customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plans to help patients regain their health.
BHRT can be used to treat the following conditions or symptoms:
Menopause – A gradual process that happens when a woman’s ovaries make less estrogen and progesterone and her lifetime supply of eggs is depleted. A woman is considered to have reached menopause when she hasn’t menstruated for 12 months. Natural menopause typically occurs between ages 41-59. Symptoms of Menopause Include: Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling, irritability, mood swings, sudden tears, trouble sleeping through the night, loss of libido, crashing fatigue, anxiety, depression and more.
Perimenopause – The period of transition to natural menopause during which the body undergoes endocrinologic and biologic changes resulting from declining ovarian hormone production; Symptoms of perimenopause can include irregular menstrual periods, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, insomnia, and mood swings. Perimenopause can last over six years (four years is average) and usually ends after twelve months of amenorrhea.
Andropause – Andropause is the period of a man’s life, occurring usually between the ages of 45 and 55, marked by a drop in testosterone hormone levels secreted by the testicles. The body changes occur and may be accompanied by symptoms such as changes in attitudes and moods, weight gain, fatigue, a loss of energy, loss of sex drive, lowered physical agility and more. It is a phenomenon similar to the female menopause.
Thyroid – An imbalance of your thyroid hormone can affect every metabolic function in your body. Your thyroid gland is your body’s regulator. Thyroid hormone modulates carbohydrates, protein, fat metabolism, vitamin uses, digestion, muscle and nerve action, blood flow, hormone excretion, oxygen utilization, sexual function,
Fibromyalgia – Fibromyalgia is a disorder causing aching muscles, sleep disorders, and fatigue, associated with abnormal levels of the brain chemicals that transmit nerve signals (neurotransmitters) It is characterized by symptoms in several body systems. Symptoms include: Wide spread body pain, skin temperature changes, irritable bowel, brain fog, immune system or repeated illness and more.
Weight Loss Resistance – Progesterone and estrogen are normally the culprits that lead to weight loss difficulties and resistance. Our overall body composition is greatly dependent on having balanced hormones, a healthy digestive tract, a balanced diet and an awareness of food allergies.
Adrenal Fatigue – Adrenal Fatigue is a stress-induced condition characterized by a set of common symptoms that indicate decreased function of the adrenal glands. Also known as hypoadrenia, adrenal exhaustion, adrenal insufficiency, adrenal gland fatigue, adrenal chronic fatigue, and non-addisons hypoadrenia. Adrenal Fatigue affects every organ and system in your body. A below average functioning of the adrenal glands result in a number of symptoms. Those symptoms often include chronic infections, fatigue, Sleep disturbance, insomnia, menopause type symptoms, IBS, anxiety and more.
Connie Hernandez, N.D. at Pacific Naturopathic is a Mountain View Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist that has helped many patients to regain hormonal balance. Upon beginning a specialized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, Doctor Hernandez first perform the appropriate testing to determine hormone levels. After diagnosing imbalances, she customizes programs to target specific health concerns and symptoms. Countless patients have been able to improve their overall quality of life with a customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy plan.
To learn more about the conditions that can be treated using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, contact Mountain View Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Specialist, Connie Hernandez, N.D. at Pacific Naturopathic today to schedule a consultation.