Sex Hormone Imbalance Treatment: Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone
As chemical messengers in the body, the work that hormones do day in, day out might seem subtle. Yet, one tiny out-of-whack hormone can throw the whole body off and present serious health concerns.
Just like a food recipe, every ingredient in the proper amount affects the outcome. While your hormones may fluctuate based on natural life changes, hormonal imbalances can lead to a wide range of symptoms.
If you are concerned about your hormonal balance, we encourage you to learn more about hormonal imbalance testing and treatment.
Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone are hormones that effect a wide range of factors in everyone’s daily life.
If you have discovered that your estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone levels are not where they should be, there may be some slight dietary changes that can be made to change that.
What is a Sex Hormone Imbalance?
Your body is composed of a variety of different hormones, including growth and sex hormones, which carry messages between your organs and cells. Hormones are secreted by glands in the endocrine system to help the body stay balanced and function optimally. Aging is associated with a loss of sex hormones in both men and women. Replacing those lost male and female sex hormones can restore feelings of well-being, sex drive and sexual pleasure, energy levels, and more.
Sex hormones play essential roles in the regulation of appetite, eating behavior and energy metabolism and have been implicated in several major clinical disorders in women. Estrogen inhibits food intake, whereas progesterone and testosterone may stimulate appetite. Hormones that are out of balance can often cause problems such as:
- Polycystic Ovary Disease
Treatment for Sex Hormonal Imbalance
If you discover through our Rhythm Panel testing for Estrogen, Progesterone and Testosterone that your hormones are in fact imbalanced, a Functional Medicine provider will be able to uncover the root cause and offer several non-pharmaceutical solutions for you that are customized for your individual health.
Often those facing hormonal imbalance may find additional treatment through lifestyle changes that include:
- Eating less sugar. Sugar cravings can be tough to beat, but the craving is often feeding a bigger problem- such as a hormone imbalance.
- Eat less dairy. Even though you may be consuming organic dairy, the levels of the hormones in the pregnant cow may affect your own levels.
- Use appropriate supplements. Physician- grade supplements containing vitamin B6, magnesium, and fish oil are a great start to even out some of your vital sex hormones.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of hormonal imbalance, our team of Functional Medicine doctors and Clinical Nutritionists at Aligned Modern Health can help with thorough diagnostic testing and a unique treatment plan that addresses you as a whole person – and not just your symptoms.
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