Our hormones are regulated by our hypothalamus and pituitary glands, which are part of our endocrine system. If either of these organs fails, our endocrine system cannot make proper amounts of hormones. These organs will fail due to toxicity or stress. Over time, if the toxicity or stress is not removed, the dysfunction will pass further along the endocrine system into the reproductive organs, adrenal glands, thyroid, and more.
Hormonal imbalances can lead to a host of serious health problems, including cellular inflammation, high blood pressure, heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia and more. Some people complain of weight gain, blood sugar issues, low sex drive, chemical sensitivity, infertility, depression, mood swings, fatigue, bone loss and low muscle mass. The problem with hormone dysregulation is very rarely the hormone itself. Most commonly it comes down to finding out what is causing the hormones to be unbalanced.
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Conventionally, people choose hormone creams, hormone replacement therapy, or medications in an effort to alter the biochemistry of the body, but this only causes further imbalance, increased symptoms or more problems.
At Triad Health Center, we look upstream to find the source. This is the only way someone can overcome hormone imbalance. We conduct non-invasive in-office tests to determine what types of toxic exposures may be the source for hormone imbalance. If blood or urinalysis testing is needed, we will recommend it following your initial assessment.