Hormonal Imbalance

Have you experienced changes in your weight or body shape? Shifts in mood and energy? Is your sleep pattern changing?

Hormonal imbalances are common in both men and women, and can affect every system in the body. When an imbalance occurs, there are both physiological and mental & emotional symptoms that are experienced on a daily basis. Addressing imbalance is crucial for symptom relief, and the prevention of long term side effects resulting from hormone deficiencies & excesses.

 

How Does a Hormone Imbalance Affect My Health?

The many hormones of our endocrine system work together in a balanced communication network. “Imbalance” refers to hormones levels which are either too low (deficiency) or too high (excess). Deficiencies and excesses sometimes have a genetic component, but they may also arise secondary to various diseases, emotional stress, chronic infections, environmental toxins & heavy metal toxicity, diet and certain medications.  As the body attempts to compensate for an imbalance, other hormone levels can be affected and pushed outside of their optimal range. When imbalances go untreated, this domino effect causes numerous symptoms and negatively impacts multiple organ systems. Common conditions involving hormone imbalances include metabolic disease with diabetes & insulin resistance, menopause, infertility & PCOS, obesity, Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue, stress disorders, sleep disorders and countless more.

The types of symptoms that arise vary depending upon which hormones are involved, whether levels are depleted or elevated, and the extent of the imbalance. The most common symptoms among both men and women are fatigue, mood changes, weight fluctuations, non-restorative sleep, poor stress tolerance, and a decreased sense of well-being.

 

Can Hormone Imbalance Be Treated?

Our patients report tremendous relief with the help of hormone-balancing therapies, which we formulate based on a focused clinical examination and diagnostic testing. Therapeutic interventions may involve one or more of the following:

  • Botanicals specific to hormone balancing
  • Essential nutrients
  • Bio-identical hormone replacement
  • Stress management tools
  • Detoxification support for hormone metabolism
  • Homeopathy

 

With a proper assessment and  personalized treatment plan designed to meet your unique needs, our physicians will help guide you toward optimal hormone levels, increased energy and restored vitality.