Endocrine and Hormonal Disorders

An alternative to traditional medication-led treatment.

Treating Endocrine and Hormonal Disorders

An alternative to traditional medication-led treatment.

Hormone producing organs of the body (e.g. pancreas, thyroid, ovaries, testes, adrenals) secrete hormones which regulate a multitude of function including metabolism and reproduction. The central nervous system, through the control of the hypothalamus and pituitary sends signals to these organs for secretion. There is a chain of function that begins with the hypothalamus and pituitary and ends with the cell itself where the hormone is intended to act. Imbalances of hormone production, transport, sensitivity and then detoxification can result in symptoms of hormone dysregulation. Each of these steps are evaluated for missing or mismatched links, and treatment plans are centered on balancing this system and chain of function. This requires addressing issues in a systematic manner, and typically not jumping straight to hormone therapy. As a last result, hormone therapy may be employed, but it is not the first step in treatment.

Hormonal imbalances can cause of a host of serious health problems, including;

  • Inflammation
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • adrenal fatigue
  • sexual dysfunction
  • obesity
  • diabetes
  • osteoporosis
  • heart disease
  • hypertension
  • dementia
  • And more...

While many things can cause an imbalance in our hormones, the good news is we can often fix these imbalances without medications. It is not a result of bad luck; it’s due to bad habits that many of us fall in to as we rush through our busy days. We know the schedules we keep don’t allow for much time to take care of ourselves. But, without a conscious decision to make some changes to what we eat and drink, how much movement and activity we get daily, and to ensure we have adequate time to rest and sleep, we will continue to be frustrated by our lack of energy and increasing struggle to keep up with the pace of our lives, while staying positive and productive.

The path to real healing starts when you decide you need to know “Why?” Why do you feel lousy or out of balance? What is causing the symptoms?

When you figure out what creates the imbalances – and treat the underlying problem – you find a true solution. Functional Medicine facilitates the diagnosis and treatment process, in that it identifies and treats the underlying cause(s) which creates balance and improves symptoms.

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