Why Balancing Your Hormones Can Help You Feel Better

Why Balancing Your Hormones Can Help You Feel Better

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Hormonal balancing improves just about every aspect of your life. You can experience: more energy, less stress/anxiety, elevated mood, sharper mind, and a deep, restful, rejuvenating sleep every night. Hormonal balancing means feeling better and living longer.

Hormonal balancing means having just the right amount of every hormone. It means having a body that’s healthy and resilient.

What is hormonal balancing?

If you ask your doctor, they may tell you it’s the female hormones-estrogen, progesterone and prolactin, or tell you it’s all about testosterone, or it’s about balancing your insulin, glucagon and blood sugar. They may not tell you that it’s about having all of your hormones balanced. All of your hormones affect one another and work together as one big system. When one hormone is out of balance, it affects every other hormone, as they are all inter-connected. Hormonal balancing means having just the right amount of every hormone. It means having a body that’s healthy and resilient.

How Integrative Medical Institute Can Help

We can help educate you on how your hormones work together, how to control your stress, have better resilience, focus, energy, decrease your appetite, and maintain a healthy body weight and metabolism. We can teach you about the subtle or not so subtle signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance and what you can do to get your body’s system back on track. Medications, vitamins, and supplements can and do affect hormonal balance. Often people don’t know or consider how a medication, vitamin or supplement can affect other parts of their body. We keep up on the most up-to-date listing of currently available medications, vitamins, and supplements and how they affect hormones (sometimes positively and sometimes negatively). We provide a comprehensive listing of medications and how they can influence your hormones.

Stress can throw your hormones out of whack. Our lives speed up in ways previous generations never could have imagined. All of this speeding around translates to “stress”. When our body is under stress two things usually happen: First, it goes into conservation mode: metabolism slows, and even your normal diet leads to weight gain. Second it can lead to organ damage and, at times, failure. Thus, we are a strong believer in preventive medicine. We look and evaluate all the necessary components of your health to better provide you with optimal living.

Any kind of stress–whether mental, physical, or emotional–can disrupt the hormonal balance in our bodies. It causes the brain, pituitary gland, and adrenal glands to pump out stress hormones. These hormones cause the biological reactions we associate with stress, from rapid heartbeat to a rise in blood sugar to slowed digestion. We will look at all aspects of your life to better provide you with a comprehensive and complete program.

Symptoms List

Please find below a brief list of symptoms that may suggest your hormones are out of balance.

  • Estrogen Deficiency
  • Hot Flashes Night Sweats
  • Dry Skin Vaginal Dryness
  • Foggy Thinking Headaches
  • Heart Palpitations Memory Lapses
  • Painful Intercourse Yeast Infections
  • Low Libido Bone Loss
  • Estrogen Excess
  • Water Retention Nervousness/Anxiety/Irritability
  • Breast Swelling and Tenderness Fatigue
  • Craving For Sweets Weight Gain
  • Fibrocystic Breast Mood Swings
  • Uterine Fibroids Low Thyroid Symptoms
  • Heavy, irregular menses
  • Progesterone Deficiency – Many of the symptoms of Estrogen Excess, including:
  • Swollen Breasts Weight Gain
  • Headaches Low Libido
  • Anxiety Mood Swings
  • Irregular Menses Depression
  • Cramping PMS
  • Acne Fuzzy Thinking
  • Joint Pain
  • Progesterone Excess
  • Somnolence Gastrointestinal Bloating
  • Mild Depression Breast Swelling
  • Candida Exacerbations Exacerbates Symptoms of Estrogen Deficiency
  • Testosterone Deficiency
  • Fatigue Prolonged Mental Fuzziness
  • Memory Problems Depression
  • Decreased Libido Blunted Motivation
  • Heart Palpitations Diminished Feeling Of Well Being
  • Bone Loss Vaginal Dryness
  • Incontinence General Aches/Pains
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Testosterone Excess
  • Acne Male Pattern Hair Growth
  • Deepening Of Voice Clitoral Enlargement
  • Irritability/ Moodiness Insomnia
  • Loss of Scalp Hair
  • Low Cortisol
  • Fatigue Allergies
  • Craving For Sweets Irritability
  • Chemical Sensitivity Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
  • Symptoms of Low Progesterone
  • High Cortisol – Some Symptoms As Low Cortisol, Including:
  • Bone Loss Anxiety
  • Sleep Disturbance Depression
  • Low Libido Hair Loss
  • Anxiety Elevated Triglycerides
  • Low Thyroid Function
  • Fatigue (especially evening) Low Stamina
  • Cold Extremities Low Body Temperature
  • Low Libido Headaches
  • Dry Skin Intolerance To Cold
  • General Aches and Pains Weight Gain
  • Depression Anxiety
  • Scalp Hair Loss Swollen, Puffy Eyes
  • Brittle Nails Decreased Swelling
  • Low Pulse/Blood Pressure Poor Concentration
  • Memory Lapses High Cholesterol
  • Heart Palpitations Infertility
  • Constipation Fibromyalgia

We work closely with you and your healthcare providers to determine potential conflicts with your present medical care. Contact the Integrative Medical Institute today to see how we can look at all aspects of your life to better provide you with a comprehensive and complete program.