Hormones are chemicals produced by the body for the purpose of communication between different organ systems. The human body has about fifty known hormones and they are all made in different glands throughout the body. When our body produces too much or too little of a particular hormone we see dysfunction and various symptoms arise. Hormones are critical for our bodies to function and perform optimally.
Naturopathic medicine takes a whole body approach to your health. Depending on your current symptoms and past health history it may be beneficial to test your hormones. We not only look at how much of one hormone you have, but how well are you reacting to your hormones and if they are in balance with each other.
Below are the common hormone systems and various symptoms telling you that there is an imbalance. Once we determine what hormones are causing your symptoms through comprehensive testing, we use nutrition, lifestyle modifications, botanicals and acupuncture to restore balance in the body. When appropriate, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can be prescribed.
*Not all symptoms need to be present for there to be an underlying hormone imbalance.
**Specific hormone tests are only run when indicated based on symptom presentation and health history.