Naturopathic Medicine:

Female Hormones

Female hormonal imbalances are more prominent than ever and are at the root of most women’s health concerns including:

  • PMS
  • Mood problems such as anxiety, depression and irritability
  • Fibroids, cysts, endometriosis
  • Acne
  • Menstrual irregularities
  • Infertility
  • Weight gain
  • Menopausal symptoms
Most women are told these symptoms are “normal” or that “this is just part of PMS, menopause, etc”, or worse that radical surgeries are the only option (ex. removing the ovaries and/or uterus). This is, in most cases, very far from the truth!

A woman’s health is very dependent on the unique balance of hormones in their body; most importantly estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and cortisol.

There are many things that can influence and alter the levels of these hormones in the body including the use of birth control pills, gut health, thyroid problems, blood sugar problems, chronic stress, poor diet, exposure to xenoestrogens (estrogen mimickers found in makeup, cleaning products, plastics and pesticides/herbicides) and genetic factors—all of which (yes, even genes) are modifiable!!

Hormonal imbalances don’t have to be endured, they can be resolved!

How are hormonal imbalances treated?

Dr. Lovink’s approach to hormone balancing includes identification of your unique hormonal imbalance, removal of hormonal disruptors, dietary modification, targeted supplements and botanicals, stress management, sleep hygiene, and in certain cases, the use of bio-identical hormone restoration.

Identifying your unique landscape of hormones is a critical step in getting your hormones back on track. Dr. Lovink utilizes both salivary and urinary hormone testing to achieve this end. Secondarily, identifying any factors that may be contributing to your hormone imbalance is important.

Some of the important testing involved in hormone balancing includes:

  • Food sensitivity
  • Adrenal/cortisol testing
  • Thyroid testing (including antibodies)
  • Nutrient testing
  • Gut health (SIBO, comprehensive digestive stool analysis, etc)

You can expect a personalized and thorough assessment, with a treatment plan that will get you back on track.

 

Ready to get your Hormones back into balance?

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