Hormone Balancing

Hormones are chemical messengers that travel through the blood to all the organs and tissues in the body to stimulate them to perform a specific job.

There are approximately 50 different hormones in the human body. Some examples are:

  • Estrogen
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone
  • DHEA
  • Cortisol
  • Melatonin
  • Insulin
  • Growth Hormone

Hormones have powerful effects on all of the cells in the body, including:

  • Growth and development
  • Digestion and metabolism
  • Sexual function
  • Brain function
  • Skin integrity
  • Energy

When hormones are deficient or not in balance with each other, the effects can be profound and debilitating.

Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance:

 
  • Fatigue
  • Premenstrual Syndrome
  • Mood swings / Crankiness / Irritability / Depression / Anger / Rage
  • Weight gain and the inability to lose weight when eating well and exercising
  • Wrinkles and sagging skin
  • Thinning hair and eyebrows
  • Brittle nails and hair
  • Facial hair on women
  • Lack of interest in sexual intimacy
  • Vaginal dryness
  • High or low blood sugar
  • Migraines and headaches
  • Trouble with focus and memory
  • Muscle and joint aches
  • And many more…

Treatment:


Conventional treatment of hormone imbalance involves many techniques that work against your body. For example, your doctor may prescribe birth control pills for painful periods and endometriosis. This suppresses the body’s production of hormones. You may be given an anti-depressant to control mood changes. This suppresses your brain's ability to process neurotransmitters. Sagging skin can be cut away and you can even have part of your stomach removed to help you lose weight.

If conventional methods are used to supplement hormones, the hormones prescribed do not match the hormones our bodies make. The reason why these artificial hormones are used is to help pharmaceutical companies increase profits. An artificial hormone is considered to be an “invention” and this allows the pharmaceutical company to control patent rights to it. Even Synthroid (T4) is an invention and does not match the natural thyroid hormone. Natural hormones are not inventions and therefore cannot be patented and this would mean less profit for the pharmaceutical company.

Functional treatment of hormonal imbalance involves working with your body. Rather than suppress your hormones and neurotransmitters, we support your body’s own ability to heal itself and supplement exactly what it needs to be healthy. Functional treatment involves supplementing deficient hormones and neurotransmitters in balance with the others.

Supplementation in functional medicine is pure, effective and safe. The hormones used match your own body’s hormones. We focus on regeneration of the body, including the skin so you will be able to avoid expensive and risky surgeries.

Who can benefit from hormone balancing?

 

Hormone balancing at Hormone Harmony is for men, women, and children.

Fluctuations in hormone balance occur naturally in puberty, pregnancy and menopause. Hormone imbalance is often caused by:

  • Stress
  • Poor nutrition
  • Lack of exercise
  • Toxins

Functional medical treatment can help with hormone imbalance by helping your body remove excess hormones naturally and supplement exactly what your body needs. The curative effects of this treatment can be profound and life-changing.

Hormone imbalance not only can make your life miserable, it is also detrimental to your health. Hormone balance reduces your health risk factors.

Call Hormone Harmony today at (281) 944-9472 and schedule your first consultation and get started on your journey to optimal wellness! We use conventional testing methods and leading-edge functional testing methods to determine your imbalances and then we use that information to create a customized plan just for you.