Salem Wellness Clinic
Naturopathic Doctor & Primary Care Practice located in Salem, OR
Hormonal imbalances can cause a variety of troubling symptoms, including weight gain and mood changes. At Salem Wellness Clinic in Salem, Oregon, Dr. Laika Rodriguez and Rebecca Kelly, FNP use natural bioidentical hormones if hormones are necessary to restore healthy hormone balance and production. Other treatments that our providers might recommend to help correct hormonal imbalances may include noninvasive treatments such as nutritional counseling and dietary supplements. If you need help managing your hormones, call Salem Wellness Clinic today or book an appointment online.
Hormone Management Q & A
What is hormone management?
A healthy human body produces many different chemicals called hormones. These hormones can affect your energy, physical growth, metabolism, reproductive organs, and more.
Sometimes, your hormones may become unbalanced due to aging or medical conditions. Hormonal imbalances can cause a wide range of unpleasant symptoms, including fatigue, depression, low libido, loss of mental clarity and weight gain.
Hormone management, or hormone therapy, seeks to restore the natural balance of hormones in your body. Treatment may involve lifestyle changes to boost natural hormone production or prescription medications with bioidentical hormones to replace the hormones your body has stopped producing.
What health conditions can cause hormone imbalances?
Many different medical conditions can disrupt hormone production. These conditions might include:
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Thyroid disorders
- Cushing's syndrome
- Addison's disease
- Tumors or cysts
- Nutritional deficiencies
Hormonal contraceptives, exposure to certain chemicals, or negative lifestyle choices may also trigger hormone imbalances. Additionally, obesity and sleep deprivation can affect your hormone production.
How can Salem Wellness Clinic help with hormone management?
Conventional medicine often focuses only on treating the patient's symptoms. A conventional doctor may prescribe medications to address a hormonal issue without investigating to determine the exact cause of the imbalance.
Dr. Rodriguez and Rebecca Kelly, FNP will work with you to determine what's causing the hormonal imbalance. If your body is no longer producing the hormones you need, they can provide natural and safe hormone replacement medications to correct this deficiency.
Dr. Rodriguez and Rebecca Kelly, FNP often use noninvasive treatments, like nutritional counseling or dietary supplements, to treat a hormone imbalance. These treatments can help support healthy hormone production without harsh side effects.
Taking good care of your body helps prevent future hormonal issues, which is why our providers also provide guidance on how to develop a healthy lifestyle. As long as you are a patient at Salem Wellness Clinic, we will continue to counsel you and recommend the best choices for your long-term health, this is what wellness means to the providers at Salem Wellness Clinic.
What results can I expect from hormone management?
At Salem Wellness Clinic, our providers provide a comprehensive treatment strategy that may combine dietary or lifestyle changes with medication to produce the best outcome.
Many patients can balance their hormones naturally through lifestyle changes. Diet plays a crucial role in hormone production, as certain foods can promote, or interfere with, your hormones. During treatment, our providers will help you choose the best foods for your health needs.
Nutritional deficiencies can also interfere with hormone production, which is why a healthy diet, combined with dietary supplements, often resolves minor hormone imbalances. If dietary changes aren’t enough, medication may be necessary to provide an extra boost to your hormones.
Hormone imbalances can affect every aspect of your life, a wellness approach to your care often helps to resolve hormone imbalance symptoms. Call Salem Wellness Clinic today or book an appointment online!