Hormone Replacement Therapy

Wdowin NMD

Integrative Medical Center located in Corona Del Mar, CA

Hormone imbalance can be a significant exacerbating factor in many conditions, such as chronic pain, joint pain, and depression. Garrett Wdowin, NMD, and his team at Wdowin NMD in Corona Del Mar, California, appreciate the role that balanced hormones play in your overall health and wellness. Offering a holistic approach to hormone replacement therapy, the practice offers both men and women hope for finding balance once again. For a consultation, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Hormone Replacement Therapy Q & A

What is hormone imbalance?

Hormone imbalance is a condition where there is too little or too much of one or more hormones, which are chemical messengers of the body. Hormones are responsible for metabolic activity all over the body and have an important role in every major body process, including reproductive development.

Hormone imbalance has been linked to many conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Degenerative joint disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Immune system problems
  • Erectile dysfunction (ED)
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Insomnia

Hormone production naturally waxes and wanes throughout your lifetime, and at times like puberty and middle age, these hormones can fluctuate dramatically. This can cause significant symptoms or exacerbate chronic conditions you may already have.

What causes hormone imbalance?

Menopause in women and low testosterone or andropause in men are natural changes that take place as you age. They’re also the primary cause for hormone imbalance. However, there are other underlying causes that may cause inadequate or excessive production of hormones, including:

  • Chronic stress
  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Cancer treatments
  • Tumors, benign or cancerous
  • Eating disorders
  • Toxicity of the blood
  • Poor nutrition and vitamin deficiencies

Determining the underlying causes for your hormone imbalance is key for planning treatment and finding relief from your symptoms.

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?

Symptoms of hormone imbalance may differ from person to person and between men and women. Some common signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalances include:

  • Irregular or absent menstruation in women
  • Erectile dysfunction in men
  • Diminished sexual performance
  • Unwanted hair or hair loss
  • Low sex drive
  • Joint pain
  • Decreased muscle tone
  • Decreased temperature tolerance
  • Dry skin or other skin changes
  • Heart rhythm changes
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Hot flashes
  • Weight gain
  • Mood swings

The Wdowin NMD team takes a holistic approach to helping you balance your hormone levels.

How is hormone imbalance treated?

The team at Wdowin NMD typically uses three steps in efforts to correct your hormone imbalance, in order to avoid unnecessary use of hormone replacement drugs or therapies.

First, they advise lifestyle, nutritional, and herbal interventions that support the body’s best health and promote healthy hormone production.

Second, they prescribe secretagogues, which are supplements that help to stimulate the body’s natural production of specific hormones.

Third, they suggest bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, where your natural levels of hormones are supplemented with the addition of plant-derived, chemically identical forms of the deficient hormone(s).

If you’re a man and require hormone replacement to treat your testosterone deficiency, Wdowin NMD offers a specialized mobile service. Your hormone imbalance can be treated right from the comfort of your home.

For more information about this service and to treat your hormone imbalance, call the office or schedule an appointment with Wdowin NMD.