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Hormonal Imbalance

What is a hormone?  It is essentially a chemical messenger that transports a signal from one cell to another. They are part of everything happening in your body - growth, appetite, emotions, energy - everything.  When they are out of balance the cells get too much of a message, too little, incorrect, or none.  It screws up your whole world.

Many of the symptoms we experience are not even recognised as being hormone related.  Sure we get the ones like  weight gain, lack of energy, PMS, hot flashes, decreasing sex drive as being hormone related. However, we don't relate things like insomnia, anxiety, depression, acne, dry skin, hair loss, anxiety and many others to hormones.

Many more women and men are having hormonal symptoms earlier, which has a lot to do with not only our lifestyle and diet, but also the pollution, toxins and xenoestrogens (synthetic chemicals that act as estrogen in our bodies) that we're exposed to every day.

You have to live with hormone imbalances and the related symptoms.

If you are unsure about the cause of your symptoms -

Don't Ignore It - Hormonal imbalance can get worse if it isn't corrected

Changes in your hormones is normal.  They have been changing since the day you were born.  If these changes become too extreme or happen too quickly for your body to keep up with them, you'll start to experience problems.   

Checking your hormones is a wise thing to do.  But the test used has a lot to do with you being successful in determining your levels and any imbalances that may exist.

Most physicians use blood test which are very poor at helping determine hormone imbalances.  You need to have a saliva test done by a physician how specializes in hormone balancing. 

It doesn't matter if you are in your teens, 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s you can experience hormone imbalances.  Call 727-938-9966 to find out if you could be suffering from hormone imbalance.

Some of the most common symptoms of hormonal imbalances are:

1. Persistent weight gain. Many women have underlying hormonal imbalances that make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight. Adrenals, Thyroid, Estrogen dominance, and unaddressed or emerging insulin resistance are the most common.

2. Belly fat and loss of muscle mass. When your endocrine system is under stress there's an underproduction of certain hormones and an overproduction of others (mainly cortisol). This makes your body store fat for future use, making an increase in belly fat a clue to adrenal fatigue.

3. Low libido. One of the most noticeable symptoms of hormonal imbalance is low libido, which starts with disturbed sleep. Without quality sleep our sex hormone production can diminish.

4. Fatigue. Can't make it past mid-morning without some sort of pick-me-up? How about that mid-afternoon crash? It isn't normal to feel sluggish, scattered or mentally foggy.

5. Anxiety, irritability and depression. Not feeling like yourself? This isn't the time for pharmaceuticals. Anxiety and depression are clues that you have an imbalance, toxicity, are overworked, stressed out, and most likely aren't nourishing your body the way it needs.

6. Insomnia and poor sleep patterns. This starts the cycle of physical stress and increases cortisol levels, which directly causes many hormonal imbalances. There isn't one area of your life that insomnia doesn't touch.

7. Sweating. For many women, night sweats and hot flashes are the first uncomfortable sign that something is amiss.

8. Digestion problems. Gas, bloating and slow digestion are common hormonal problems that aren't usually associated with hormonal imbalances. When you don't have optimal digestion, your body is starving because of poor nutrient extraction.

9. Cravings. After eating way more than you should have, or having gone through half a bottle of wine, do you look back and ask yourself why? Common causes of cravings and excess eating are adrenal fatigue, insulin resistance, and other hormonal imbalances.  

Other Hormone Symptoms

* Fibroids

* Endometriosis

* Premenstrual symptoms

* Vaginal Dryness

* Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)

*  Blood sugar imbalances, including insulin resistance

*  Fertility Issues

We Can Help?

With proper testing and treatment we can correct any hormone imbalances you are experiencing.  We correct the cause of all your symptoms.

The first step to feeling better is to call us at 727-938-9966.