About Natural Hormone Balancing
Most hormones are chemical substances produced by specialized tissue formations called endocrine glands. The substances are secreted directly into the bloodstream, other body fluids, or into adjacent tissues. Hormones regulate the metabolic activity of other organs or tissues of the body. The symptoms of hormone imbalance are vast.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance
- Weight Gain
- Dips In Energy
- Fluctuations In Body Temperature
- Decreased Sex Drive
- Moodiness Or Mood Swings
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Menopausal Symptoms for Women
- Andropausal Symptoms for Men
How To Balance Hormones
There are many approaches to assist with types of hormone concerns. There is hormone replacement therapy. This consists of two primary designs. One that uses “man-made” synthetic hormones whose chemical structure differs from those produced in the body and the other which uses bioidentical hormones using chemically synthesized hormones identical to the body. One major disadvantage of these replacement approaches for the average person is the practitioner’s challenge of attempting to do the job of the body’s hormone system consistently across time.
What hormone imbalance treatment do we use?
First, we measure the patient’s hormone levels with a lab test. This is a comprehensive functional endocrinology lab test over a 24 hour time span. This is to measure hormone levels across time and to accurately pinpoint any fluctuations. Low sex drive, insomnia, chronic inflammation, and weight gain are just a few affects of hormonal imbalances. Our comprehensive hormone test also includes neurotransmitter metabolites, inflammation markers, methylation effectiveness, and organic acids. Dr. Hess prefers to use a combination of natural medicines to balance hormones including: glandulars, herbs, vitamins, oils and minerals. Note: if there is a MTHFR gene defect, this will vastly change the treatment parameters.