Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment option that relieves symptoms that naturally develop when your hormone levels begin to decline with age or because of medical issues. At Valley Natural Health, Sonal Patel, ND, and the team offer hormone replacement therapy using bioidentical hormones. They customize your treatment plan to help you find long-lasting relief to enjoy a high quality of life. Call the office in Fresno, California, to schedule a hormone replacement therapy consultation or book an appointment online today.

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What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment option for men and women who experience symptoms of a hormone imbalance.

In women, an imbalance in hormone levels can occur during the transition to menopause – the end of your childbearing years when you stop getting your periods for good.

Men can experience low testosterone levels as they get older. As you age, your body slows down its production of hormones like testosterone, which can cause various symptoms that affect your quality of life.

Men and women can also experience hormone imbalances because of underlying medical conditions like thyroid disease or because of excess stress.

When should I consider hormone replacement therapy?

You may consider hormone replacement therapy if you have persistent symptoms of a hormone imbalance that affect your health or quality of life.

As the result of a hormone imbalance, both men and women can experience symptoms like:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Sweating
  • Irritability
  • Thinning hair
  • Muscle weakness
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Anxiety and depression

Women may also have vaginal dryness and pain with sex. Men may experience erectile dysfunction, loss of muscle mass, and the development of breast tissue.

You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Valley Natural Health if you have symptoms of a hormone imbalance that interferes with your daily life. The team offers onsite blood testing to assess your hormone levels and determine if your symptoms relate to an imbalance.

Once they confirm a hormone imbalance, the team can determine if you’re a candidate for hormone replacement therapy.

What’s involved in hormone replacement therapy?

The Valley Natural Health team uses bioidentical hormones to supplement the levels of hormones your body makes naturally.

Bioidentical hormones are structurally similar to the hormones that you already have, except they come from plant materials. By optimizing your hormone levels with supplemental hormones, you should find long-lasting relief of your symptoms.

In addition to taking bioidentical hormones, the team can provide education about your stage of life. They may also recommend lifestyle and dietary modifications you can make to reduce your symptoms further.

Intravenous (IV) therapy is available to ease your chronic fatigue and boost your energy levels. This therapy delivers essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients directly into your bloodstream, so you receive the full benefit of your treatment.

Call Valley Natural Health to schedule a consultation for hormone replacement therapy or book a consultation online today.