Getting to the bottom of Hormonal Imbalance

Do you experience one (or more!) of the following conditions? You do not need to suffer in silence. Periods should not be painful, PMS should not exist, abnormal hair growth is treatable, hormonal mood swings are preventable, and yeast infections should be stopped for good. All of the following women’s health concerns can be treated with naturopathic medicine:

  • PCOS
  • Endometriosis
  • Recurrent vaginal infections
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Menopause
  • Fibroids
  • Estrogen dominance (heavy & painful periods, breast pain, uterine pain)
  • Menstrual concerns (painful, irregular, heavy, spotting between periods, never ending!)
  • PMS (acne, headaches, mood swings, bloating, insomnia, back pain, cravings)
  • Sexual dysfunction (low libido, lack of lubrication, pain)

Intro to Hormonal Imbalance

Estrogen

Symptoms of excess estrogen:

  • Breast tenderness
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Painful periods
  • Heavy periods
  • Mood changes
  • Anxiety
  • Fluid retention
  • PMS
  • Weight gain

Symptoms of deficient estrogen:

  • Hot flashes
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Headaches
  • Light periods
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Acne
  • Decreased libido
  • Confusion/ memory changes
  • Insomnia

Progesterone

Symptoms of decreased progesterone:

  • Acne
  • Anxiety
  • Low libido
  • Mood changes
  • Headaches
  • PMS
  • Irregular periods

Testosterone

Symptoms of increased testosterone:

  • Acne
  • Hair loss
  • Facial hair
  • Irregular periods
  • Anovulation

Symptoms of decreased testosterone:

  • Muscle pain
  • Low libido
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Headaches
  • Confusion

Thyroid Hormones

Symptoms of increased thyroid hormones (TSH, T3, T4):

  • Heart palpitations
  • Anxiety
  • Tremors
  • Insomnia
  • Bulging eyes
  • Throat pain
  • Joint pain

Symptoms of decreased thyroid hormones (TSH, T3, T4):

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Hair loss
  • Brittle nails, dry skin, dry eyes
  • Constipation
  • Fluid retention
  • Low libido
  • Insomnia
  • Heavy and irregular periods
  • Depression
  • Confusion/ memory issues

Cortisol

Symptoms of increased cortisol:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fluid retention
  • Bloating
  • Weight gain
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia

Symptoms of decreased cortisol:

  • Exhaustion
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Low blood pressure
  • Food cravings
  • Mood changes

Do any of the above symptoms apply to you? We need to work on your hormones! Learn more about hormone testing