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North Vancouver Naturopath Clinic
hormone imbalance treatements north vancouver
hormone imbalance north vancouver

HORMONES

What are hormones and what they do ?

Basically hormones are your body’s chemical messengers that tell each cell what they should do. They stimulate or inhibit growth of your cells and speed of energy production and cell death. They direct your immune system, sleep-awake cycles, digestion, libido, thyroid, adrenals and all other organs functions. Hormones keep us alive, they give us drive, they let us relax, they signal timing of life events like puberty and aging.

How do you know when they are a problem?

Let’s start with the balanced hormone. Just the right number of these messengers is mirrored in feeling good, your digestion is good, you have energy, you relax, your muscles to fat ratio is fine, you have strong nails and so forth.

If your hormones have shifted out of balance, some or many areas like your heart, brain, muscles and glands can experience undesired effects such as: decreased libido, insomnia, memory problems, low energy, fatigue, muscle weakness, weight gain.

What can you do?

Because hormones work like as a team, if one messenger member over achieves or under achieves, the rest of the them and their target organs will at first compensate. Still it does not feel quite feel right. Eventually, the compensatory workers collapse and the imbalance involves more messengers. Now its like a runaway herd running into dead ends, over cliffs and loosing cohesion. Neither you nor your body are happy.

Health Issues due to Imbalanced Hormones

  • Libido Reduction
  • Hot Flashes, Anxiety, Insomnia Especially at Menopause and Andropause
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Fertility and Conception Problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Memory Interference: Loss, Confusion, Clarity
  • Excess Thirty or Appetite
  • Diminished Concentration, Energy, Get-Up-and–Go

Time to Investigate

What at some of the more common complaints that can be linked to hormone imbalance?
No, don’t pass concerns or complaint off as “I am just aging” because I can help to investigate a possible hormone imbalance in your situation.

  • Libido Reduction
  • Hot Flashes, Anxiety, Insomnia Especially at Menopause and Andropause
  • Menstrual Problems
  • Fertility and Conception Problems
  • Osteoporosis
  • Memory Interference: Loss, Confusion, Clarity.
  • Excess Thirty or Appetite
  • Diminished Concentration, Energy, Get-Up-and–Go

Testing

When your concerns suggest a hormone imbalance, I can select an appropriate test drawn from blood, urine and/or saliva. Your lifestyle and clinical history will always precede tests as they guide the selection of the tests.

Here are some of the organs and their associated hormones that commonly demand attention:

  • Adrenal glands: salivary tested throughout the day — Cortisol, DHEA, estradiol, progesterone, testosterone
  • Thryoid gland: blood sample — TSH, Free T4, Free T3, Reverse T3, TPO, antibodies, TG antibodies, Thyroid Ultrasound, calcitonin, SHBG
  • Ovaries —Female Sex Hormones: blood or saliva — estrone, estradiol, estriol, pregnenolone,progesterone
  • Testes — Male Sex Hormones: blood or saliva — DHEA-S, DHT, estradiol,
    pregnenolone,testosterone (free & total.),SHBG
  • Pancreas: Insulin, Glucagon.

Treatments

Your treatment will begin after your evaluation. It will be a individualized plan designed to optimize hormone balance. As needed, I use clinical nutritional supplements, botanical medication and lifestyle support through foods and exercise. Retesting will occur as necessary only.

Therapies

Thyroid Therapy

Based on the levels of your thyroid test and the possible side effects of thyroid replacement therapy, you may need natural thyroid replacement therapy or thyroid replacement therapy

Adrenal Therapy

Based on the cortisol levels and DHEA levels of your adrenal hormone test various treatments may be suggested like: adrenal hormone replacement therapy, adrenal supplements. The object is to increase the balance in the cortisol function as well as in DHEA function.

Ovarian Functional / Female Hormone Therapy

The levels of estrone, estradiol, estriol, pregnenolone and progesterone, testosterone and more will suggest an approach for rebalancing these hormones to handle complaints like hair loss, diminished libido, anxiety, postpartum and menopausal complaints

Testes Test for Male Sex Hormones

The levels of male & female hormones will suggest an approach for rebalancing these hormones and normalizing the male cycle, libido, hair loss and so forth.

Appointments

Patients can book an appointment or you can simply walk in and you’ll be seen.

Licensed Professionals

Professional Naturopathic Medical is provided by trained BC licensed Naturopathic Doctors.

Treatment Fees

The fees charged for service & supplies are due at the time of delivery & are nonrefundable

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