Hormones are the chemical messengers in the body that travel the bloodstream to the organs and tissues. They slowly work and affect many of the body’s processes over time. It only takes a small amount of hormones to cause significant changes throughout the body and cause hormone imbalance.
Endocrine glands are responsible for producing hormones. The main endocrine glands are the pituitary gland, thyroid, thymus, adrenal glands, and the pancreas. Both men and women produce hormones in the same areas, except for the sexual organs. Additional female hormones are produced in the ovaries and male hormones in the testes.
Hormone imbalance in women is typically treated by OB/GYNs, while male hormone issues are treated by Urologists. Thyroid & diabetes problems are typically treated by general endocrinologists and Adrenal issues by Endocrine super-specialists. This diverse approach leads to a loss in continuity of care as well as even more hormonal imbalances from the types of drugs that are being passed-off as hormones, known as synthetic compounds.
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance
Periods of extreme stress, lack of sleep, nutritional imbalances can all cause havoc in the Endocrine system. This leads to many hormone imbalance symptoms in women and men alike:
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Decreased libido
How We Treat Hormone Imbalance
Functional Medical Institute uses a systems checklist and comprehensive questionnaire to help diagnose hormone imbalance.
- Do you have regular mood and energy swings?
- Are you overweight and putting on more and more belly fat?
- If you are a woman, do you have premenstrual syndrome, painful or heavy periods, and a low sex drive?
- Are you depressed?
- Do you sleep poorly?
- Do you feel tired but wired?
If you said yes, your hormones may be out of balance, which could cause chaos and disorder on your body and mind. You are not alone, in fact, most Americans feel this way because hormones that we depend on to keep us in balance are running haywire and therefore we are living out of harmony with our natural biological rhythms.
Dr. Michele Neil-Sherwood understands Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy and is an authorized representative of BioTE Medical. She has been trained by Cenegenics and actively participates in the AMMG curriculum.
Contact Us for a hormone imbalance evaluation. We take the time to understand the specific needs and tailor our hormone replacement treatment to each of our unique patients.
It’s time to take control of your health and wellbeing and live life to the full.