Women’s health changes over time, so it is important to know where to turn when you feel off. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) restores estrogen and other elements your body starts making during menopause and other stages of your life. In addition to improving your discomfort, hormone therapy can strengthen your bones and has other advantages that can improve your health.
Our naturopathic Doctor in Los Angeles assesses all the risks associated with hormone therapy and applies them to your specific situation. By utilizing natural supplements and carefully monitoring the dose and frequency of your medication, you can take back your life without some of the undesirable side effects of traditional hormone therapy.
Natural Remedies for Improved Hormonal Balance
Dr. Sadi Jimenez, ND, diagnoses and treats women through a variety of life changes, including:
- Post menopause
- Hormonal dysfunction
Dr. Sadi uses natural remedies to treat and manage acute and chronic hormone issues. By surrounding herself with traditional and unconventional mentors, she has accumulated a wealth of knowledge that now benefits her patients. That makes her the ideal practitioner for hormone imbalances.
Types of Hormone Therapy
Using an integrated medicine approach, our doctor provides holistic hormone replacement therapy. This may include systemic or low-dose hormone therapy in a ring, patch, cream, gel, pill or another fast-acting delivery method.
You may also receive lifestyle recommendations, including foods to eat or avoid to reduce your symptoms. For example, if you’ve had a hysterectomy, you may not need to take progesterone. However, in other cases, you’ll need the right balance of estrogen and progesterone to get your body back in sync.
What Are the Risks?
Of course, there are some risks associated with any medical treatment. Some of the more severe risks of hormone replacement therapy include the following:
- Heart disease
- Blood clots
- Breast cancer
However, you can greatly reduce your chances of undesirable side effects by consulting with a naturopathic doctor who focuses on full-person wellness.
Can You Benefit from Hormone Replacement Therapy?
If you have the following symptoms, you will probably benefit from hormone replacement therapy:
HRT provides relief from night sweats and hot flashes.
Symptoms of menopause
Vaginal itching, burning, and dryness can cause issues during sex. The right hormone replacement therapy can alleviate these menopausal symptoms.
Did your period stop before age 45? If so, you may have gone through premature menopause. Your body stopped producing enough estrogen earlier than most women experience. Hormone replacement therapy can help alleviate discomfort and may help decrease your risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, dementia, and severe mood swings.
HRT and Lifestyle Changes
Include exercise and physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle. This can do more than just help your body regulate hormones. The benefits include reducing the chance of high blood pressure and high cholesterol and improving your overall mood. Whether you are going through a pregnancy, entering menopause or dealing with post-menopausal symptoms, we can help.