Hormone Imbalance

Hormone Imbalance

Hormone Imbalance services offered in Spring Branch , TX

Are you plagued with the symptoms of hormone imbalance? Visit Mechelle Kennedy, NP-C, at Adaptations Wellness in Spring Branch, Texas, for treatment that doesn’t just suppress symptoms but addresses the cause of your hormone imbalance naturally. Mechelle offers care that includes the right balance of food, vitamins, and minerals to support natural hormone function with or without bio-identical hormones. Book an appointment online or over the phone to get started today.

Hormone Imbalance Q & A

What is a hormone imbalance?

Hormones are chemical messengers that move through your blood to your organs, muscles, and tissues to tell them what to do and when. Produced in your endocrine glands, they are in control of numerous essential bodily processes, including:

  • Growth and development
  • Mood and emotions
  • Sleep
  • Blood pressure
  • Fertility
  • Sexual function
  • Metabolism

A hormone imbalance occurs when your body possesses or produces too small or too large an amount of one or more hormones. Hormonal imbalances lead to issues like:

  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  • Low testosterone 
  • Adult acne
  • Hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism 
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes

Hormonal balances in women often include symptoms like:

  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Infertility 
  • Irregular periods 
  • Excessive hair growth
  • Mood swings
  • Insomnia
  • Low sex drive
  • Skin rashes

Symptoms such as these may be temporary or chronic.

What causes hormone imbalances?

Everyone experiences hormone fluctuation during puberty, and women additionally experience hormone imbalances during menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause. Often, though, hormone imbalances come from outside factors.

Temporary hormone imbalances can originate from variables including:

  • Certain medications
  • Stress
  • Steroid use

Hormone imbalances are frequently also tied to gut health. Food choices and a lack of specific vitamins and minerals cause or exacerbate temporary hormone imbalances.

Autoimmune disorders, growths like tumors and adenomas, or damage to an endocrine gland may cause chronic hormone imbalances.

To diagnose a hormone imbalance, qualified providers like Mechelle run tests to measure your blood-hormone levels. Depending on your symptoms, they may conduct a glucose tolerance test or insulin tolerance test. 

How can you treat a hormone imbalance?

How you treat a hormone imbalance depends on numerous factors, including which hormones are imbalanced and whether they are higher or lower than expected.

At Adaptations Wellness, Mechelle works with you to design a treatment plan that includes the right balance of food, vitamins, and minerals to support natural hormone function with or without bio-identical hormones.

Bio-identical hormones are hormones that mimic naturally-produced hormones like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and thyroid hormones. An especially popular treatment for the symptoms of menopause and perimenopause, when introduced to your bloodstream, they balance hormone levels and relieve symptoms of hormone imbalance.

You deserve to feel your best. If you’re experiencing the symptoms of hormone imbalance, make a choice for yourself and book an appointment for diagnosis and treatment at Adaptations Wellness online or over the phone today.