For women, there are many points in life that bring hormonal changes. Entering puberty, pregnancy, and menopause all bring great changes to your life and body. Fortunately, our naturopathic doctor in Los Angeles provides personalized hormone imbalance treatment to help you get back on track.
Dr. Sadi Jimenez, ND, uses natural remedies to diagnose, treat, and manage patients with chronic and acute hormone-related issues. Find out more about what naturopathic doctors have to offer and how they address female health concerns, particularly hormonal dysfunction.
What Is a Naturopathic Doctor?
As a Naturopathic Doctor, Dr. Jimenez is licensed in the state of California and approaches human health through a holistic lens. Early in her education and training, she surrounded herself with both conventional and unconventional mentors in the healthcare community. She cherishes her time learning from naturopathic elders and healers. In this tradition, the mind and body are connected. So, you must address both to attain healing and wholeness.
Although trained in pharmaceutical medicine, she also uses herbal medicine, food therapy, lifestyle changes, and stress reduction to help patients achieve balance and harmony in their bodies. Naturopathic medicine combines alternative and conventional wisdom in an integrated approach to diagnosing and healing chronic diseases.
Hormonal Imbalance Related to Your Period
Some hormone related conditions can be traced back to your monthly cycle. If you have an irregular period, the amount and duration of bleeding as well as the time between periods may vary. Perhaps you aren’t getting your period at all.
Start by tracking your monthly cycle using a reliable app such as Period Tracker Period Calendar. This can provide your healthcare professionals with valuable information. Dr. Sadi may use this information to provide a diagnosis or treatment plan.
Many signs indicate hormonal causes of an irregular period, including:
- Painful periods
- Constipation or diarrhea
- Abnormal bleeding
- Sadness and depression
- Change in body odor
- Skin problems
Fertility Problems Due to Hormone Imbalances
If you and your partner have trouble conceiving, it could link back to a hormone imbalance. Putting undue stress on yourself can make it even more difficult to conceive. Instead, work with our naturopathic doctor to determine the source of your hormone imbalance.
If you get your periods too far apart, the problem could be in your ovaries. On the other hand, if you get your periods too often, it doesn’t give your uterus time to develop a fertilized egg. We can help you get to the bottom of the problem and take steps to counter it.
Hormone Imbalances During Puberty and Menopause
Girls can start their period as early as age 10 or as late as age 16. For those getting their first period outside this range, it’s important to visit a pediatrician or OBGYN. Irregular hormonal changes deeply impact puberty and menopause.
Here are some of the conditions we treat with hormone balance therapy.
You may have irregular periods do your teenage years. However, at some point, your monthly cycle should level out. If you have an irregular period and aren’t sure what to do, make an appointment with Dr. Sadi to look for answers.
Issues During Menopause
If you are in your mid to late 40s, you’ve probably entered the perimenopausal stage. This may mean having lighter periods or skipping months. Some women experience more frequent, heavier flow during this time. We can help restore hormonal balance to ease the discomfort associated with menopausal changes.
While the treatment you receive may vary depending on your situation, we can help regulate your flow so you enter menopause in a healthy way.
Let’s look at a few conditions typically caused by hormonal imbalances in women.
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
This condition affects women in their childbearing years. If your ovaries produce too many androgens (male-type hormones), your ovaries can’t release eggs regularly. Instead, your ovaries may produce cysts that aggravate any hormonal imbalances.
PCOS symptoms include:
- Irregular periods
- Facial hair growth
- Acne, cystic acne
- Weight gain
Treatment for PCOS includes proper exercise and a healthy diet to manage your blood sugar levels. While your doctor may prescribe medication, we offer urine testing that will help us pinpoint and treat hormonal imbalances such as PCOS.
High or Low Estrogen
Painful sex, hot flashes, irregular periods, breast tenderness, weight gain, migraines, and other issues may indicate signs of abnormal level. Along with lifestyle changes, our naturopathic doctor may recommend herbal supplements and weight loss to normalize your body’s production of estrogen.
Your ovaries produce progesterone after ovulation. The adrenal glands and placenta also produce this important hormone. If you have irregular periods, a low sex drive, depression, and difficulty getting pregnant, you may have low progesterone levels.
There are natural remedies to help stabilize your progesterone levels that you can explore with Dr. Sadi.
These are just a few examples of the conditions that result from hormone imbalance in your body. You know better than any medical professional when you’re feeling off. If you don’t have enough energy or can no longer sleep properly, this could be linked to hormone imbalances.
Herbal Hormone Supplements
Certain supplements are designed to support hormonal balance in women. These may include mushrooms with adaptogens and botanicals that regulate your production of key hormones. You may need to focus on nutrition, such as getting the right vitamins and minerals, or benefit from chaste tree berry, ashwagandha, Schisandra berry, and other compounds that get your body back into balance.
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Together, we can help you achieve healthy energy levels, maintain a positive mindset, and improve mental clarity. You also may need to learn how to reduce your stress levels with mindful living to help keep your body in harmony.
Dr. Sadi Jimenez, ND, wants to empower women and educate them on how to make healthy lifestyle choices. Along the way, our team will support you with services that include hormone balance therapy.
Contact our office today to discuss your health issues and if you want to approach them holistically.