Hormonal changes occur naturally at many points of our lifetime, yet can also be the cause of a great deal of life disturbance. Our hormones have a sensitive balance that can be uniquely altered in times of stress or illness. We can also have inherent trends towards hormone imbalance based on our genetics and environment.
Hormone imbalance can make you feel like you are going crazy – you can’t rely on how you’ll feel from day to day, not sure if you’ll sleep, and pretty uncertain of the timing for your next period. The most concerning effect is that you just don’t feel like yourself anymore – something is “off”.
Our hormones are closely related to our nervous system chemicals, so it is very common to see our mood and stress tolerance affected when our hormones are off. Some of the most common symptoms of hormone fluctuations include fatigue, insomnia, anxiety, depression, irregular periods, weight issues, hair loss, loss of libido, diminished stress tolerance, brain fog, and an overall sense of loss of vitality.
Our practitioners specialize in identifying the specific hormone imbalance and tailoring corrective solutions unique to the specific needs of each individual. Our approach includes examining adrenal, thyroid, and sex hormone health in a careful medical interview and testing your levels when appropriate. We will consider your total health history as well as any environmental, emotional, and physical factors that may also influence your hormone health.
Although many of us share similar experiences when our hormones are imbalanced, no single generic approach to optimal hormone balance is suitable for everyone. Our practitioners provide comprehensive and effective treatment plans to get you “right” again. These include natural therapies such as nutrition, herbal medicine, and bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.