Special tissues in your body called endocrine glands secrete hormones into your bloodstream. Hormones are chemical messengers that control, coordinate, and regulate essential functions in your body. Unfortunately, there are a number of reasons that hormones can get out of balance and impact your health.
Our team of expert health care practitioners here at The Well for Health in Davidson, North Carolina, is passionate about caring for you as a whole rather than treating symptoms. That’s why we’re committed to helping you keep your hormones healthy and balanced. Our medical team explains more about the crucial role hormones play in your essential daily functions, what can happen if they get out of balance, and what you can do to rebalance them.
The Role of Hormones
Hormones move through your bloodstream and organs to help regulate vital functions, such as:
- Growth and development
- Sexual function and fertility
- Mood and stress
- Body temperature
Hormones are also actively involved in your sleep cycles and sleep quality. If you’ve eliminated the common culprits like caffeine and late-night electronic use and still struggle to get restorative sleep, consider that you may need hormone support.
When hormones get out of balance
Every now and then your hormones can get out of balance. Some of the telltale symptoms of hormonal imbalance are:
- Decreased sex drive
- Irritability and anxiety
- Sudden shifts in mood
- Brittle bones
- Dry skin
- Weight fluctuations
- Thinning hair
- Exhaustion and fatigue
- Disrupted sleep
- Adult acne
- Digestive problems
- Cloudy thinking
- Blurred vision
- Increased sensitivity to hot and cold
- Rapid heart rate
- Increased and hard-to-quench thirst
- Muscle fatigue
In addition, if your hormones aren’t in balance, it’s not uncommon to experience bouts with night sweats. At The Well for Health, we don’t just treat the imbalance, but work diligently to find the underlying cause. Some of the many reasons your hormones may be out of whack include:
- Chronic stress
- Hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid)
- Hyperthyroidism (underactive thyroid)
- Poor diet
- Cushing syndrome
- Exposure to endocrine disruptors like those found in pesticides, paints, and plastics
Because hormones are so essential for proper daily function, we encourage you to come in at the first signs of imbalance. We work closely with you to understand your health history and your current needs so we can customize a treatment plan to restore your health and quality of life.
Some of the approaches we use to get your hormones back on track are hormone replacement therapy, bioidentical hormones, and adrenal and thyroid function optimization.
Call today or request an appointment online. We look forward to helping you feel better soon.