Northbrook Illinois Bioidentical Hormones Specialist
Northbrook Illinois Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Cathie Dunal, M.D., MPH, has over 30 years of experience providing patients with successful treatment plans that benefit their health conditions and boost their overall quality of life.
Treating hundreds of patients with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Dr. Dunal takes a functional medicine approach looking at the patient’s entire health. Her mission is to enhance family practice medicine with innovative lifestyle approaches, complementary treatments, premier diagnostic services and 24-hour physician access.
Whether your needs are preventive, or management of medical problem-centric, she will create a custom-tailored program to suit your immediate and long-term wellness goals.
Taking a patient-centered approach to healing, Dr. Dunal’s philosophy is to listen to her patients and guide them toward treatment options that are best suited to their personal goals and lifestyles. Cathie Dunal, M.D. has helped vast amounts of men and women to recover from the effects of aging with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Similar to the functional medicine approach, anti-aging medicine also looks at the body from a systems point of view as opposed to a symptoms perspective. Other medical modalities see patients with five different symptoms and prescribe a prescription medication for each symptom. A functional medicine or anti-aging practitioner can treat the same patients with the same symptoms and discover that the symptoms come from the same source. For illnesses that are rooted in hormonal imbalances, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can eliminate them at their source. After tailoring a personalized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy program, Dr. Dunal can address unique imbalances and correct the levels of numerous important hormones. Some of the hormones that can regain balance with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy include:
- Human Growth Hormone
- Thyroid Hormone
Imbalances within these hormones are the root causes for numerous different health disorders. Estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone are primary sex hormones that work to control sexual function, reproduction, vitality, and youthfulness. Typically, these hormones decline or become imbalanced due to stress or aging. Cortisol, DHEA, and pregnenolone are adrenal hormones that work to reduce inflammation, balance immunity, protect the nervous system, and produce other hormones, and they commonly decline due to high stress, lack of sleep, or aging. The pineal gland and pituitary hormones include melatonin, Human Growth Hormone, and Thyroid Hormone, and they work to control sleep, cycles, and almost all aspects of energy and metabolic functions in the body. Some of the conditions that can be treated by balancing these hormones include:
- Adrenal Fatigue Syndrome
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Weight Loss Resistance
Cathie Dunal, M.D., MPH, uses Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to correct hormone levels and improve conditions related to hormonal decline or imbalance. Massive numbers of men and women have been able to feel and look more youthful with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Dr. Dunal combines Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy with other treatment protocols to provide a comprehensive wellness plan. Some of the other services offered include:
- Integrative Medicine
- Preventive Medicine
- Family Practice
- Anti-Aging Medicine
- Health Coaching
- Neural Therapy
- Massage Therapies
What to Expect with Dr. Cathie Dunal
Northbrook Illinois Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Cathie Dunal, M.D., MPH, proudly offers an unparalleled level of unique and insightful care. To assure her patients receive the care they deserve, her practice’s initial patient visits are scheduled for a minimum of ninety minutes, and subsequent visits can last between twenty and sixty minutes.
From your first visit onwards, she seamlessly integrates your healthcare into your daily life through innovative and pragmatic wellness solutions. She begins with a comprehensive assessment of your unique circumstances, and then begins the process of diagnosing, treating and preventing illness. Because she approaches patient care according to your individual preferences and needs, a wide range of preventive and treatment options are considered. If you prefer, she can often utilize cross-cultural medical treatments to address hormonal imbalances or other concerns.
Dr. Dunal prescribes bioidentical hormones in a wide range of options depending on what is right for each patient. This includes cream or gel, sublingual lozenges, drops, nasal sprays, injections (for men), and pellets. After treatment, a follow up appointment will be scheduled between two weeks and three months after your initial visit, depending upon your specific needs.
Dr. Dunal also offers menopause management options that include lifestyle modifications that can make a big difference in how you feel, and in your overall health. Your symptoms reflect a complex interplay of your overall health, your genetics and your lifestyle—including your stress level and your stress management tools. She assesses your symptoms and your goals, and orders in-depth laboratory testing.
Recommendations can include nutrition changes, exercise and movement therapies, supplements, sleep assessment, mindfulness and meditation recommendations and bioidentical hormone prescriptions. Bioidentical hormones are embedded in the whole-person program that she helps you create to help you achieve your health goals.
Northbrook Illinois Bioidentical Hormones Specialist, Cathie Dunal, M.D., MPH, has helped immense numbers of patients to boost their vitality and sense of wellbeing with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. To learn more about Dr. Dunal’s Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy programs, contact her Cook County area clinic for a consultation today!