Dennis Godby, N.D. – Sacramento Bioidentical Doctor
The premiere Bioidentical Doctor in Sacramento, Dennis Godby, N.D., of Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center is a practitioner of Naturopathic medicine and bases his practice on the main traditional ideas of the medicine.
There are similarities and differences between the naturopathic approach to health and a conventional medical doctor’s approach to health.
Conventional medical doctors tend to focus on the disease itself, instead of the cause, and they usually write prescriptions to ward off symptoms instead of getting to the root cause of a disease.
Naturopathic doctors take a holistic approach to looking at disease and can provide a number of therapies that get to the root of the issue. Dennis Godby, N.D. always has his patient’s best interest in mind and is a naturopathic doctor that uses preventative and holistic approaches to health and disease.
The Naturopathic Approach To Healing
Naturopathic medicine abides by six main principles that are based on medical tradition and scientific evidence.
Do No Harm: While all doctors take this oath, those who identify as a naturopathic doctor take three important steps to ensure that they help their patients rather than harming them. They use the least force necessary to diagnose and treat a health condition. When actively treating a patient, they use safe and natural substances and methods whenever possible that minimize the risk of side effects, such as Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. As an experienced naturopathic practitioner, Dennis Godby, N.D. acknowledges and respects your body’s needs and strives to improve it without exposing it to further harm or risk of future illness.
Healing Power of Nature: Naturopathic doctors believe that all individuals are born with an ordered and intelligent sense of healing powers. Unfortunately, some people are never able to exercise them due to severe physical, cognitive, and emotional limitations from the time of birth. For those who desire to tap into their inherent self-healing powers, naturopathic doctors such as Dennis Godby, N.D. work with them and guide them to identify and remove obstacles to healing and recovery.
Identify and Treat the Root Cause: Traditional doctors tend to see patients as a set of symptoms that must be suppressed or a disease that must be cured. Naturopathic doctors, on the other hand, are more interested in finding and treating the underlying cause of your symptoms so you can feel better indefinitely.
Prevention: If Dennis Godby, N.D. had his preference, he would rather help you avoid ill health than treat the symptoms of it. To achieve this, he continually assesses your risk factors such as genetic predisposition to disease. When appropriate, Dennis Godby, N.D. uses interventions in partnership with you to prevent the development of symptoms or disorders.
Treat the Whole Person: When you present with symptoms of hormone imbalance, dominance or deficiency, Dennis Godby, N.D. understands there are numerous things besides normal aging that could be causing it. These typically include your unique emotional, physical, spiritual, environmental, genetic, and social factors. While traditional doctors only consider the physical, naturopathic doctors don’t consider any one of these factors to be more important than the other. Even if your only intention when visiting the Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center is to find relief for hot flashes, sexual performance problems, or lack of energy, Dennis Godby, N.D. may also provide counseling on other issues contributing to your overall sense of feeling unwell. For example, adrenal fatigue is a common problem caused by too much of the stress hormone cortisol. By identifying and eliminating stressors in your life while you are receiving Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, you stand the best chance of reaching your desired level of optimal health.
Dr. Dennis Godby’s Customized Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy Programs
Hormonal imbalances are not only related to aging, but can be related to imbalances within the endocrine system. The endocrine system controls hormone function, and it is closely related to the hypothalamus, kidneys, and adrenal glands. Stress, poor dietary choices, and lifestyle habits can also cause imbalances that create hormone related disease.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy is the main therapy Dr. Godby employs to treat hormonal disharmonies. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a non-invasive way to supplement deficient hormones and halt the disease process. Bioidentical Hormones are unique because their molecular structure mimics the structure of the hormones made by the human body. This can reduce side effects and allow the body to easily accept the hormone supplementation. Synthetic hormones do not duplicate the chemical structure of the hormones created by the human body and can cause negative side effects, such as breast or uterine cancer.
Dr. Godby treats a number of conditions and works with patients that are experiencing age related health conditions. As the body ages, hormone production begins to decrease, and because hormones control a number of different bodily functions, a number of symptoms can manifest due to hormonal imbalances. For women, hormones begin to decline during a stage known as peri-menopause, which occurs 4 to 6 years before menopause. During this stage estrogen and progesterone decrease, and after one year of no menstrual period, menopause begins. Men also experience hormone decline, and this period of hormone decline is known as andropause. For men, testosterone begins to decrease at around age 30, and by 40, it begins to steadily decline.
Dennis Godby, N.D. at Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center prescribes for his patients the least invasive and most natural therapy, providing patients with the highest level of benefit. Dennis Godby, N.D. has corrected many imbalances over the last several years with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and other natural medicine and lifestyle changes, and has improved the lives of countless patients.
Sacramento Bioidentical Hormone Doctor, Dennis Godby, N.D., at Sacramento Naturopathic Medical Center is dedicated to listening to his patients and finding answers to their health issues. He finds and treats the causes of health conditions instead of merely treating the symptoms, and addresses the physical, mental, and emotional aspects of his patients. Dr. Godby’s objective is to help women and men overcome their health obstacles with non-toxic, natural remedies in order for them to reach their fullest health potential.