The Causes of Hormone Imbalances and Testing
Hormone imbalance can affect both men and women and also the mind and the body. Hormone fluctuations occur naturally, by environmental or physiological changes. From stress to diet, there are many different reasons hormones could be off-balance. To understand why hormones are out of balance, let’s look at some of the causes.
Causes of Hormone Imbalances
There are approximately 30 different hormones present in the body at any time. While some of these hormones are specific to gender, many of these hormones are found in both men and women. The production of these hormones is vital for overall health. However, many people often experience fluctuations in their natural hormone production. These fluctuations can occur during: weight loss or gain, menopause, age, tiredness, growth, stress, and life changes like having a baby. Even diets and personal care items can cause problems with hormone levels. Diets high in refined carbs can lead to insulin resistance and cause problems with sex hormones. Personal care products and other chemicals found in plastic containers, and even in the environment, can contain xenoestrogens, which can lead to higher estrogen levels in the body. Men can also experience a drop in testosterone if they participate in high amounts of cardio or drink excessive amounts of alcohol. If you are experiencing hormone imbalances, you should visit Shakthi Health & Wellness Center to be tested.
Testing for Hormone Imbalance
When working with Shakthi Health & Wellness Center, you will experience the benefits of an integrative approach. We will work with you to identify the specific causes of your imbalances by utilizing a diagnostic test to identify the underlying causes and to find an approach to bring your body back in balance. Some of our diagnostic testing includes a blood test for hormone changes, salivary testing for cortisol and melatonin levels, and a urine test for sex hormones like testosterone and estrogen. Our hormone treatments include:
- Stress reduction techniques
- Hormone Replacement
- Testosterone Replacement
- Nutraceutical supplements
- IV therapy
These treatments can help your hormones get back on track and to improve your quality of life.
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