Have you been experiencing nagging symptoms, affecting your daily life that you just can’t shake? Chances are that a hormone imbalance is the culprit.

Often we think of hormones as only being related to sexual function, but the truth is that a variety of hormones govern all of our body’s functions in some way or another because of the interplay of messages they receive and send to the body through the glands that produce them.

If you thought that the only hormones we have are estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, well, you’d be in a majority, but in actuality a number of other chemicals that we talk about all the time at The Movement Boutique are also hormones and have a lot to say in helping our bodies to experience optimal health.

Commonly there are a few hormones that, depending on their current balance, most readily affect your overall health:

 

Some common symptoms and their hormones:

Our hormones play together to sync up and harmonize our beings to create optimal health patterns throughout the day and night. Their job is to keep us healthy and they’re made for it! But sometimes, our modern lifestyle tasks us with patterns and workloads that can disrupt our body’s natural ability to control and balance our well-being.

So, when we start to exhibit symptoms that just won’t go away, such as long-term anxiety or stress, brain fog, sleep or weight management issues, mood swings, and long shifts in libido, investigating and caring for the glands that produce our hormones could be the root of the problem.

 

Symptom

Glands

Hormone Relationship

Adult Acne/Cystic Acne

Ovaries

Testes

Estrogen,

Androgens (Testosterone)

Anxiety/Stress

Adrenals

Epinephrine/Adrenaline, Norepinephrine, Glucocorticoids, Mineralocorticoids,   

Cortisol,

Cortisone

Concentration Issues/Brain Fog

Pineal

EC Cells in Gastrointestinal Tract,

Hypothalamus,

Pituitary

Melatonin

Serotonin

Dopamine

Digestive Issues

Thyroid

Pancreas

Thyroxin,

Insulin,

Libido

Adrenals,

Testes,

Ovaries

Estrogen,

Progesterone,

Testosterone

Mood Swings

Pituitary,

EC Cells in Gastrointestinal Tract,

Pineal

Endorphins,

Serotonin,

Dopamine

Sleep Issues/Insomnia

Pineal

Adrenals

Melatonin

Adrenaline,

Aldosterone,

Cortisol,

Cortisone

Weight Maintenance

Adrenals

Adipose tissue

Pancreas

Cortisol,

DHEA (as a precursor to Estrogen and Testosterone)

Leptin,

Insulin

 

How you can help your hormones

 

Functional Medicine is a holistic, dynamic approach to wellness focused on achieving tangible positive differences in health rather than simply treating the symptoms.

Your treatment plan is personalized to your unique needs, utilizing nutrition, supplements and other appropriate modalities to get at the root cause of the problems you’re experiencing and get your hormones back into balance.

Functional Medicine looks extensively at the whole body to determine what the underlying problem may be, and often uncovers a myriad of issues that all work together to create the health condition.

 

How can you help my hormonal imbalance?

Once you’ve had a chance to share with your Functional Medicine practitioner the series of symptoms, situations, and concerns you’ve been experiencing, we can then start putting the pieces together to outline the best options for treatment just for you.

The first set of treatment and care options that your team will look at are nutrient deficiencies and habit patterns. It’s amazing how many maladies can be remedied when we have greater focus and dedication to providing our bodies with right nutrition, nutrients, hydration, stress management, exercise, and adequate sleep.

The next set of options could be supplements. When you’ve begun to line up a more healthy routine of nutrition, exercise, and sleep, supplementation of key nutrients and minerals could yield even greater results. We have many tools in our toolbox to help get you on the right path to a balanced system, which in turn means a balanced life!

The Movement Boutique is here to help you. If you’re experiencing symptoms that you just can’t beat, it’s a good time to call us to investigate and provide you with a pathway to health.

 

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