Conditions Treated at Thyme Integrative Health
San Francisco Bioidentical Doctor, Sarah Rothman, N.D. at Thyme Integrative Health designs personalized Bioidentical Hormone Therapy programs for men and women who are suffering from the effects of hormonal imbalances or decline. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to reduce many of the symptoms that are the result of imbalanced hormone levels. Many of these conditions and their related symptoms can occur at any age and may be due to numerous causes, which can include aging, poor nutritional intake, environmental factors, stress, and a lack of exercise. Sarah Rothman uses Bioidentical Hormones to improve conditions in men and women in the Burlingame, Foster City and San Mateo areas.
Conditions treated by San Francisco Bioidentical Doctor Sarah Rothman, N.D.:
- Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome
When you suffer from chronic or poorly managed stress, your adrenal glands do not release the level of cortisol you require to remain healthy and emotionally stable. You may struggle with anxiety, depression, insomnia, fatigue, cravings for sweets, and several other symptoms due to adrenal fatigue. Along with proper nutrition, balancing your hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy helps you manage stress better by bringing your cortisol levels in balance.
By the time men reach age 70, they may have only 10 percent of the testosterone hormone they had at age 25. This explains why many men begin experiencing symptoms associated with low testosterone around age 40. Andropause is a term that describes the many physical and emotional changes that occur due to the imbalance of hormones. Testosterone replacement is essential to help you experience long-term symptom relief.
- Chronic Fatigue
It’s normal to feel tired when you are under stress or don’t get enough sleep, but chronic fatigue lasting throughout the day is probably a sign of hormonal imbalance. Unfortunately, it causes other problems such as irritability, depression, and lowered resistance to illnesses. Low estrogen or testosterone levels are often the causes of severe fatigue. Balancing your hormones with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy gives you the energy you need to meet everyday responsibilities and enjoy satisfying relationships.
- Erectile Dysfunction
You have erectile dysfunction when you can’t get an erection at all or maintain one long enough for satisfying sexual activity. A diminished level of testosterone is the typical cause. This also happens when the brain fails to signal the release of nitrous oxide, which is responsible for blood flow to the penis. Too much of the stress hormone cortisol also plays a role in erectile dysfunction. Balancing testosterone and cortisol with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can eliminate or improve this problem.
- Gastrointestinal Disorders
Gas, bloating, constipation, diarrhea, heartburn, belching, and slow digestion may all be related to imbalanced hormones in your body. Specifically, these problems could originate due to problems with normal thyroid functioning due to too much cortisol or estrogen. Many traditional doctors don’t treat digestion problems correctly because they don’t understand the connection to hormones. When diet, exercise, and medication aren’t working, consider replacing lost hormones through Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy with Naturopathic Doctor Sarah Rothman.
- Low Sexual Libido
Lack of desire for physical intimacy is due to an imbalance in the amounts of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in your body. When the latter two hormones start declining, it may cause estrogen dominance. This problem is also associated with weight gain, mood swings, and painful intercourse, all of which further decrease your libido. Balancing estrogen in your body so it doesn’t dominate other hormones is essential to restore your desire for sex.
Menopause is the clinical term for 12 consecutive months without a menstrual period. As you start menopause, your estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone hormones may fluctuate wildly. Although there are dozens of symptoms associated with menopause, the most common ones include hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, mood swings, and weight gain. Replacement therapy with bioidentical hormones can help eliminate or reduce multiple symptoms at the same time.
Although the average age of menopause is 51, you may begin perimenopause as early as your mid 30s. Common symptoms include breast tenderness, changes in the menstrual cycle, skin changes, sexual dysfunction, and loss of bone density. These problems occur due to decreasing levels of estrogen and other essential hormones as you age. If your blood work confirms hormonal imbalance, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help you feel more comfortable.
- Thyroid Disorders
You have a thyroid imbalance when your thyroid, which is a small nodule at the base of your neck, produces too little or too much of this hormone. When you go to a traditional doctor complaining of fatigue or difficulty losing weight, she may test your TSH level. However, this may not be enough to determine hormone imbalance. Sarah Rothman, N.D. conducts several medical tests to see if you are a good candidate for Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
San Francisco Bioidentical Doctor, Sarah Rothman, N.D. at Thyme Integrative Health specializes in Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for men and women, and she addresses individual symptoms of hormonal imbalance, while customizing treatment programs using Bioidentical Hormones for increased safety and effectiveness. Dr. Rothman offers medically supervised programs, which include the most advanced delivery methods to help bring hormone levels back into balance. Countless men and women have been able to regain hormonal balance with these advanced Bioidentical Hormone Therapy plans.