Do you have hormone imbalance?
Hormone imbalance refers to a disruption in the normal level of hormones produced in the ovaries (women), testicles (men), adrenal, or thyroid glands. The delicate balance between this interconnected hormonal system can be offset by a number of stressors, nutritional deficiencies, and environmental exposures leading to a broad range of symptoms.
As part of your initial assessment, your naturopathic doctor will order comprehensive hormone testing to identify your specific hormone imbalances and create a wellness plan using diet and lifestyle recommendations, nutritional supplements and, when appropriate, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.
How does this happen?
Our hormones play a major role in our body and effect how we look, feel and function. Life stressors from taking care of the family, commuting, working long hours, poor sleep, unhealthy eating habits, environmental toxins and other forms of physical and emotional stress can disrupt our natural hormone balance leading to changes in energy level, mood, weight, sleep quality, skin and simply not feeling like yourself.
What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?
Symptoms related to menopause, perimenopause, PMS, adrenal fatigue, and thyroid disorder may include the following:
- Weight Gain
- Poor memory or concentration
- Mood changes
- Frequent/chronic infections
- Hot flashes and/or night sweats
- Craving for sweets and carbohydrates
- Reduced libido
- Vaginal dryness
- Excess facial or body hair
- Irregular periods
- Aches and pains
- Thinning or dry skin
Symptoms related to low testosterone in men may include the following:
- Low Energy
- Decreased Sex Drive
- Lack of Focus
- Loss of Muscle Mass
- Increased Body Fat
- Weaker Erections and Orgasms
- Poor Sleep
Are you experiencing any of the above symptoms of hormone imbalance?
Call our office at 310-955-7261 to schedule a consultation with one of our Trio doctors.