Almost everyone over the age of 40 (and sometimes even 30) begin to experience symptoms of hormonal imbalances. This can be due to environmental or dietary toxins or from stress and unhealthy lifestyles. Excess or deficiencies of different hormones can cause health problems.
The more common symptoms that patients come in to see me with are:
Do any of these symptoms sound familiar… I know! The key thing is to figure out if you are deficient or have an excess of certain hormones and of course which ones. Sometimes, it is hard to try to figure it out on your own because symptoms overlap with the different imbalances. Salivary hormone testing is the easiest and most effective way to evaluate your condition.
If you have an excess amount of certain hormones then you want to detox, and really focus on the health of your liver and gut. However, if you are deficient in certain hormones then you may be a good candidate for bio-identical or natural hormones – aka BHRT.
BHRT refer to hormones that are identical to the ones that we naturally have in our bodies. These natural hormones are very different to the synthetic hormones normally used in conventional medicine and therefore, they don’t have the same side effects. Conventional hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is composed of synthetic estrogen (oral estrone) and synthetic progesterone (progestin) and they carry unacceptable risks of breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes. The use of bioidentical hormones in dosages that restore normal physiological levels are safe and even protective against many diseases.
I am very excited to announce that I am currently working on an e-book that you will be able to download from my website www.mynaturalclinic.com called “8 Tips to Balance Your Hormones in the Next 30 days”. It will be ready in a few more weeks. I will keep you posted.
If you think you have a hormonal imbalance and would like to get a salivary hormone test done for a comprehensive evaluation, call us for an appointment 905-239-3900.