Women have to navigate fluctuating and ever-changing hormones throughout the vast majority of their lives. Hormonal fluctuations are common and normal but if hormones become imbalanced and stay that way, your body may begin to experience a number of symptoms. And, those symptoms can range from an occasional annoyance to completely debilitating. But, regardless of where you fall on the spectrum, a hormone imbalance impacts your quality of life. Often, these symptoms go overlooked or labeled as “just part of getting older” or “just part of being a woman,” etc.
While all of these symptoms may or may not be related to a hormone imbalance, if you are experiencing them, it is important to speak to your doctor to determine if you have a hormone imbalance.
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance:
- Mood swings
- Painful periods
- Irregular periods
- Low libido
- Weight gain or inability to lose weight
- Hair loss
- Vaginal Dryness
- Hot Flashes
How Is Hormone Imbalance Treated
When you work with a naturopath, your holistic health will be the priority which means treatments will include some combination of dietary changes, lifestyle changes, holistic treatments, supplements, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and possibly prescription medications as needed. Lowering things like stress, while prioritizing a well-rounded diet and exercise can make a tremendous impact on hormonal health.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is uniquely formulated based on individual needs, lab results, and goals. Your naturopath will create a natural hormone prescription for you that is then sent to a compounding pharmacy and is formulated with the goal of balancing your body’s chemistry. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, holistic treatments, and supplements administered under the guidance and care of a naturopathic physician can help your body begin to heal itself and restore hormonal homeostasis for a better quality of life at any age.