As naturopathic physicians, we are trained to assist with hormonal concerns. Whether you are still experiencing menstrual cycles and dealing with infertility, premenstrual syndrome, mood swings, anxiety, and/or painful periods, or are menopausal and experiencing debilitating sleep disturbances, night sweats, hot flashes and/or accelerated bone loss, our hormone balancing therapies can assist your body in natural healing.
WOMEN’S HORMONE BALANCE
Five hormones comprise our hormonal makeup: cortisol, DHEAs, estradiol, progesterone and testosterone. Changes in hormonal balances affect our physical, mental, and emotional well-being. As such, our practice focuses on maintaining a healthy balance of these hormones through natural therapies.
WOMEN’S HORMONE CONCERNS
Weight gain, water retention, trouble losing weight.
Depression, irritability, difficulty coping, anxiety.
Trouble sleeping, staying asleep and/or night sweats.
Trouble regulating cycle (ie. too heavy, painful or irregular/absent).
Insulin inbalances, cravings for sugar/carbohydrates or emotional eating.
STRESS MANAGEMENT (ADRENAL FUNCTION)
Hormone responses determine how our bodies react to stressful situations in “fight or flight” scenarios. Unbalanced cortisol hormones can result in prolonged stress and symptoms like difficulty sleeping, anxiety, and feeling tired. Cortisol’s interaction with other hormones can also affect mood and mental-emotional health, while cortisol levels that are too high or too low can ultimately lead to fatigue (particularly morning fatigue), increased susceptibility to infection, increased susceptibility to infection, decreased recovery from exercise, allergies, low blood sugar, burned out feeling, depression, and/or low sex drive.
Hormone balance also affects men. Our careful treatment of the four male hormones (cortisol, DHEAs, estradiol, and testosterone) allows natural therapies to keep hormones in balance and mental-emotional health at its best. Unbalanced hormones in males can lead to apathy, depression, bone loss, erectile dysfunction, memory loss, weight gain, and benign prostate hyperplasia.