Are your hormones out of balance? Are you feeling a bit out of control?
We’re acutely aware when our hormones are out of whack - sleeplessness, crankiness, hot flashes, bloating, and anxiousness. Most of the time, we can pinpoint the cause, stress from life changes, pregnancy, or new medication. But there are times that we can not.
Our hormones are responsible for our body’s major processes, so when the levels are not where they should be, we experience specific symptoms. This can be serious and cause many complications, or it can be mild and can be corrected with a few simple changes.
What Causes Hormone Imbalances?
Hormonal imbalances affect thousands and are often associated with your thyroid, ovaries, adrenals, or pancreas. Some examples of hormonal conditions include - Endometriosis, menopause, hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, diabetes, medications, stress, and cancer treatments, just to name a few.
What Are the Symptoms of Hormone Imbalances?
These imbalances can often lead to feeling irritable, fatigued continuously, cause you to gain weight, hair loss, depression, decreased sex drive, increased thirst, muscle weakness, or craving sugar. These symptoms depend on which hormone or gland isn’t working correctly.
What Is The Treatment For Hormone Imbalances?
Doctors will often treat a hormonal imbalance with the hormone your body is lacking; for example, if you are going through menopause, you’ll get estrogen therapy. If you have low testosterone levels, you’ll get testosterone therapy, and so on.
Often times, we can balance our hormones naturally by making some changes. There are many lifestyle and environmental factors that contribute to hormone production. These include a poor diet, high toxins exposure, nutritional deficiencies, inflammation, and stress.
Here are some natural ways that help,
- Vitamin D helps with thyroid dysfunction by regulating insulin and the thyroid hormone.
- Vitamin B6 is excellent for PMS; it helps with mood changes and irritability.
- Eat more protein. Protein is extremely important.
- Get an adequate amount of exercise daily - walking, jogging, swimming.
- Avoid sugar and refined carbs. These cause inflammation and lead to overeating.
As a Naturopathic Doctor in Grand Island, NE, we can help you restore your hormone imbalance often without the need for hormonal therapies. However, these are sometimes necessary, but shouldn't be the only source of treatment.
We'll take the time to identify any genetic issues, medical history, and understand your lifestyle and diet and then create a list of herbal and nutritional supplements, dietary changes, and exercise routines.
Learning about your physical, mental, emotional, genetic, environmental, social, and overall health, we’ll be able to personalize a hormone imbalance treatment plan just for you. These treatment plans can include botanical and nutraceutical medicine, lifestyle counseling, nutritional counseling, bio-identical hormones, and even conventional hormone therapy.
You don't have to live with hormonal symptoms any longer. There are many nutrients and herbal medicines that can help to address your specific hormonal issue. We want to address the hormone imbalance while at the same time, strengthen your overall health.
Give us a call today, (308) 201-1166. We are located on 704 W Koenig Grand Island, NE 68801