Hormones are chemicals in our body that help control important functions like growth, metabolism, and mood. Sometimes, our hormones can become imbalanced, which can cause problems. When our hormones are out of balance, it can affect many different parts of our body. For example, an imbalance in the hormone called insulin can lead to diabetes, which can damage our kidneys and eyes. An imbalance in the hormone called estrogen can lead to problems like breast cancer.

Our team of functional medicine Providers and Specialists take a different approach to treating hormone imbalances by looking at the whole person and finding the root cause of the problem, instead of just treating symptoms. Our team figures out what is causing the imbalance in the first place and makes changes in these areas and helps the body heal itself.

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What are common symptoms of hormone imbalances?

Hormone imbalances can cause a wide variety of symptoms, and the symptoms can be different for men and women. Some of the common symptoms of hormone imbalances include:

  • Fatigue and low energy
  • Weight gain or weight loss
  • Difficulty sleeping or insomnia
  • Mood changes such as depression or anxiety
  • Hot flashes or night sweats
  • Dry skin, hair loss, or thinning hair
  • Headaches or migraines
  • Loss of sex drive or difficulty with sexual function
  • Irregular menstrual cycles or painful periods (in women)
  • Enlarged breasts or decreased muscle mass (in men)
  • Irregular heartbeats or palpitations
  • Low testosterone (in men)
  • Erectile dysfunction (in men)

It is important to note that these symptoms can be caused by other conditions as well and it’s necessary to confirm hormone imbalances through laboratory tests.

What can I expect during the treatment evaluation for my hormone imbalances?

When you come into our office, you can expect a comprehensive and thorough evaluation from our functional medicine Providers and Specialists for concerns about your hormone imbalances.

Our team of functional medicine Providers and Specialists take a patient-centered approach to care that focuses on finding the root cause of the problem and aim to empower the body’s natural healing processes. Our approach is considered superior to symptom-based and medication-based treatments, which only treat the symptoms but do not address the underlying cause.

During your evaluation, the team asks detailed questions about your personal health and family history, as well as your symptoms.

The team will also ask about your diet, lifestyle, exercise habits, and environmental exposures to assist in identifying factors that may affect your hormone imbalances and overall health. The team also conducts diagnostic testing that may review your:

  • Gut
  • Thyroid and adrenals
  • Liver and biliary
  • Blood for anemia
  • Sugar regulation
  • Sex hormones
  • Genetics
  • Food sensitivities

Once the underlying causes of the hormone imbalance have been identified, the practitioner will create a personalized treatment plan tailored specifically for you.

What does treatment for my hormone imbalances include?

As mentioned above, at Magnolia Medical Center our treatment of hormone imbalances is customized and individualized based on the underlying cause of your hormone imbalances, so treatment would vary person to person. Treatment may include:

  • Dietary changes
  • Lifestyle changes
  • Supplements
  • Nutraceuticals
  • Prescriptive therapy
  • Weight loss program
  • Exercise program

Our team of Providers and Specialists conduct periodic retesting after the implementation of your customized treatment plan to ensure you are on the right track.