Your hormones play a vital role in your overall well-being. Even the slightest imbalance in hormone levels can leave you feeling drained, foggy, and irritable.
Our Salem Women’s Clinic team of naturopathic specialists offers hormone management services to restore balance in your hormone levels. Laika Rodriguez, ND, customizes a hormone therapy plan to relieve your symptoms and optimize your long-term wellness.
Why you might have a hormone imbalance
Hormones are the chemical messengers of the body that regulate its biological functions. There are many reasons why your hormone levels may be unbalanced, including the natural aging process.
Both men and women experience a decline in their reproductive hormone levels as they age. Men may develop noticeable symptoms when their testosterone levels take a dip. Women can experience a range of symptoms when their body slows down its production of progesterone and estrogen during their transition to menopause.
Other factors that can contribute to a hormone imbalance include underlying medical conditions like:
A poor diet can also lead to nutritional deficiencies that trigger a hormone imbalance.
Warning signs of a hormone imbalance
An imbalance of hormones — responsible for regulating many of your body’s functions — can cause various symptoms that affect your physical, mental, and emotional health.
You might benefit from a hormone evaluation if you develop symptoms like:
- Low sex drive
- Hair loss
- Hot flashes
- Irregular periods
- Mental fog
- Unexpected weight gain
- Depression or anxiety
These symptoms can range from mild and occasional to severe and persistent. When symptoms lower your quality of life and limit what you can do, you may be a candidate for the hormone therapy services available at Salem Wellness Clinic.
Dr. Rodriguez and our medical team provide in-office blood tests to evaluate your hormone levels and identify imbalances that need treatment. We customize a hormone management plan to restore balance in your body and provide lasting relief from bothersome symptoms.
What to expect from a hormone management plan
Our medical team takes a natural approach to rebalance your hormone levels. First, we work with you to find the root cause of your imbalance rather than just treating your symptoms.
If your lab tests reveal your body isn’t producing enough hormones to support your well-being, we can provide safe and natural hormone replacement medications. Taking the medication supplements your hormone levels and eases any symptoms you experience.
Additionally, we provide resources to boost your overall wellness. You can benefit from our nutritional counseling services, dietary supplements, and lifestyle strategies that support healthy hormone production. These resources can lower your risk for future hormone imbalances and other health issues.
Because there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to women’s wellness optimization, we tailor hormone therapy plans and other wellness services to your unique health issues and challenges. Our team also monitors your progress with hormone therapy to ensure you enjoy an active, healthy, high-quality life.
Call Salem Women’s Clinic in Salem, Oregon, to schedule a hormone management consultation or book an appointment online today.