Susan VanVonderen, RN, CNP
Anti-Aging & Regenerative Medicine & Hormone & Weight Loss Specialist located in Camarillo, CA
Fatigue, low libido, mood swings, weight gain, low energy, and even muscle and hair loss can plague your life as you age and produce fewer hormones. At Rejuvenicity in Camarillo, California, Susan VanVonderen, RN, CNP, offers hormone testing and therapy to men and women who aren’t feeling like themselves. To find out if a hormone imbalance or depletion is causing your symptoms, call the office or book your consultation online today.
Hormone Therapy Q & A
What is hormone therapy?
Hormone therapy, or bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, is a treatment most commonly used for patients whose hormone levels are out of balance or depleted. Hormones start to decline as early as the age of 30.
Your hormones control almost all of your body’s functions, so they’re pretty important to your overall health. While this is a perfectly normal part of life, it affects the way you feel and sometimes results in symptoms.
At Rejuvenicity, Susan tests your hormone levels to identify which hormones you’re lacking.
What types of hormone therapy are available?
If the effects of hormone loss are having an impact on your life, Susan may recommend bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. This treatment uses hormones derived from plants that look and function just like your original hormones.
Susan may give you the hormones you need in the form of:
- Pellets (lasting 3-5 months)
- Skin patches
You’ll need to return to the office for additional appointments once you’ve started your hormone therapy. Susan monitors your body’s response to the new hormones or bioidentical hormones to make sure that the treatment is effective and safe.
What does hormone therapy treat?
At Rejuvenicity, Susan offers hormone therapy to patients with symptoms of a hormone imbalance.
Before jumping into therapy, she tests your hormone levels to be sure that they’re causing your symptoms. Common symptoms of high, low, or off-balance hormones include:
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Low energy
- Low sex drive
- Hot flashes
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
- Muscle loss
- Memory loss
- Erectile dysfunction
- Difficulty concentrating
These are just a few of the many potential symptoms related to your hormone levels. A good rule of thumb is to visit the office if you have a general decline in your well-being or several unexplained symptoms.
You might not realize how much your hormones affect your body until you don’t have enough of them.
If you’re experiencing drastic symptoms as a result of menopause or male menopause, don’t hesitate to call Rejuvenicity or book a consultation online for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.