Health and Wellness Center located in Davidson, NC and serving patients in Cornelius, Huntersville, Mooresville and Charlotte, NC.
Hormonal imbalance is responsible for an array of common symptoms that can have a serious impact on quality of life. At The Well for Health in Davidson, North Carolina, a team of expert health care practitioners who understand the problems of both male and female hormone imbalance is on hand to find the cause of the imbalance and reverse the effects. To discuss your hormone problems, including thyroid, adrenal, and sex hormone imbalances, call The Well for Health today or book an appointment online.
Hormonal Imbalance Q & A
Functional medicine is at the heart of The Well for Health’s philosophy on patient care, which is to look at your health as a whole rather than focusing on the symptoms of a specific condition. By taking a holistic approach, the highly qualified medical team at The Well for Health in Davidson, North Carolina, can address all the factors influencing your well-being and help you achieve optimum health. Call the clinic today or book an appointment online.
What are hormones and what do they do?
Produced in endocrine glands around the body, hormones are powerful chemical messengers that communicate instructions from the brain to the organs. Your body only produces tiny amounts of these hormones, but they are potent enough to regulate essential body functions such as:
- Growth and development
- Male and female sex characteristics
- Reproductive cycles
Providing your hormones are circulating in the right quantities and working in harmony with each other, they perform an essential role in your health and well-being. A change in the balance of your hormones can have a significant impact on your health.
What causes hormonal imbalances?
There are several causes for hormonal imbalances, the main ones being:
As you get older, the level of hormones in your system declines and the physical signs of aging, such as wrinkles, thinning skin and hair, and reduced muscle tone, start to set in. Women go through a significant hormonal change in their lives during their middle years, when estrogen and progesterone production slows and they enter menopause, signaling the end of their fertile years. Men go through a hormonal change in midlife too when testosterone levels drop, possibly affecting their physical and mental equilibrium.
Certain disease processes such as diabetes and tumors can affect the functioning of endocrine glands, causing them to over- or underproduce hormones and upsetting the natural balance in the body. Autoimmune conditions can cause the body to attack its own systems, as is the case with the thyroid disorder Hashimoto’s disease, in which the body attacks the thyroid gland and disrupts production of the metabolic hormone thyroxine.
External influences on hormone production include certain medications, chronic stress, and injury to any of the glands.
What are the symptoms of hormonal imbalance?
Symptoms of hormonal imbalance vary according to which hormones are affected, but key effects include:
- Problems with weight management
- Impaired memory and brain fog
- Mood disorders such as depression and anxiety
- Skin, hair, and nail problems
- Digestive upsets
- Changes in libido
- Fatigue and weakness
The symptoms of PMS, perimenopause, menopause, and andropause (male menopause) all result from the fluctuations in hormone levels connected to the reproductive system.
What treatments are available for hormonal imbalances?
The Well for Health offers a range of effective treatments using naturally derived substances wherever possible. Following testing to establish your current hormone levels, the team creates an individual treatment plan for you. Potential treatments include:
- Lifestyle review and program of changes to address the causes of hormone fluctuation
- Bioidentical hormone therapy
- Optimized adrenal and thyroid function
- Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
Rebalancing hormones successfully helps many health problems, so give The Well for Health a call today to arrange an appointment, or book using the online facility.
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Every patient who contacts The Well for Health receives a FREE 15 minute telephone consultation with a member of the team before visiting the clinic.