Dana Keaton, N.D. of Center for Natural Medicine
Phoenix Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Dana Keaton, N.D. at the Center for Natural Medicine has been helping her patients achieve optimum wellness in Phoenix, Arizona since 1989. Specialist Keaton uses an integrative approach and combines traditional medicine with nutritional, herbal, acupuncture and homeopathic medicine. She uses the most up to date research in choosing the best treatments for a variety of symptoms and problems. Phoenix Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Dana Keaton, N.D. at Center for Natural Medicine uses the most up to date methods of evaluation and treatment in a setting of old fashioned caring. The patient will never feel rushed or not listened to. Dana Keaton, N.D. seeks to treat patients with an approach that is very personalized and complete. She is unique from other doctors with her patient priorities in that she listens carefully to the history of the problem, seeks to understand the whole person that has the problem, and Utilizes a broad range of treatment options and therapies.
In order to provide the best care for patients, Dana Keaton, N.D. uses an array of the latest in functional medical tests to help verify the root of the symptoms. Dana Keaton, N.D. has been personalizing hormone therapy for each of her patients since the 1980’s. She integrates alternative medicine with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy to help the symptoms and complications of many various health issues. Hormones affect many functions of the body, such as maintaining healthy weight, youthful skin, sexual function, and a healthy heart. Levels of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, DHEA, and thyroid hormones decrease as the body ages. When there is a hormonal imbalance present in the body, symptoms may manifest. However, the imbalances can be greatly improved with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy.
Conditions Treated With BHRT
Bioidentical Hormones are unique because they replicate the exact structure of the hormones the human body produces. Because of this, the body does not see the hormones as being foreign, and the possible side effects are greatly reduced or completely eliminated. Bioidentical Hormones are used in conjunction with lifestyle, herbs and supplements to achieve the most complete and safe resolution of the patients’ symptoms. Some of the health issues that Phoenix Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Dana Keaton, N.D. at the Center for Natural Medicine uses Bioidentical Hormones to treat include:
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
This syndrome can be caused by a hormonal imbalance interfering with the function of the adrenal glands and may cause chronic exhaust, sore throat, low-grade fever, and malaise after exertion. Phoenix Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Dana Keaton, N.D. can help patients to reduce the symptoms of Chronic Fatigue.
Hypothyroid occurs when the thyroid does not produce the correct amount of hormones, and this can lead to heart disease, joint pain, infertility, and obesity. Hyperthyroid occurs when the thyroid hormone is produced in excessive amounts. In people with hyperthyroid, symptoms such as sudden weight loss, nervousness, anxiety, thinning hair and skin, spontaneous sweat, panic, and irritability can occur.
Menopause can occur for women as early as the thirties or as late as the fifties. During menopause, the ovaries have ceased adequate production of progesterone and estrogen, and the body is no longer fertile. Due to this change, women can experience a number of unpleasant symptoms, which can include hot flashes, thinning skin, sexual dysfunction, night sweats, low libido, anxiety, depression, osteoporosis, and insomnia.
Perimenopause occurs four to six years before menopause, and eventually turns into menopause. During perimenopause, the body is preparing to close down its reproductive capabilities and begins to slow down its production of estrogen and progesterone. Due to this decreased production, women can experience irregular periods, dysmenorrhea, insomnia, water retention, migraines, weight gain, nervousness, fatigue, and increased PMS symptoms.
In men, a syndrome known as andropause usually occurs during middle age, and it is brought on by testosterone deficiencies. Around the age of 30, testosterone begins to decline at a rate of 10% each decade, and when men reach the 40’s or 50’s, testosterone takes a steep drop. While this decline is not as sudden as what occurs during female menopause, it still causes unpleasant symptoms, which can include, increased abdominal fat, night sweats, decreased workout performances, low libido, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, anxiety, depression, irritability, and muscle atrophy.
Adrenal Fatigue can happen when a person is overstressed and the adrenal glands secrete cortisol. This constant secretion over taxes the adrenals, and can cause a person to feel run down, overstressed, and constantly tired. Phoenix Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Dana Keaton, N.D. can help men and women to recover from Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome.
By individualizing treatment plans, Phoenix Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Specialist, Dana Keaton, N.D. at the Center for Natural Medicine can greatly improve existing conditions. In Specialist Keaton’s extensive experience, when Bioidentical Hormones are effectively prescribed they can protect against high blood pressure, heart disease, high cholesterol, and osteoporosis. Dana Keaton, N.D. uses Bioidentical Hormone Therapy to greatly enhance the levels of health and wellness in her patients.