why are hormones so important?
Hormones are chemicals produced by glands in the endocrine system.
They travel through the bloodstream to tissues and organs, delivering messages that tell the organs what to do and when to do it.
Hormones are important for regulating most major bodily processes, so the correct balance in hormones is essential for optimal health and wellness.
what do hormones do?
Nearly everyone experiences hormonal imbalances during their lifetime - more commonly during puberty, menstruation, and pregnancy. However, some people experience continual irregular hormonal imbalances which can be caused by external factors or by any medical condition that impacts or involves the endocrine system or glands.
Hormones work best when balanced and help regulate:
General growth and development
Metabolism and appetite
Mood and stress levels
Reproductive cycles and sexual function
Hormones are incredible chemical messengers in our body that affect our brain, heart, bones, muscles, and reproductive organs and are an essential part of the workings of every cell in the human body.
Women may also experience imbalances in estrogen and progesterone levels.
Men are more likely to experience imbalances in testosterone levels.
Read more about Hormonal Imbalances.
Hormone Consultations and Testing
The approach to hormone balancing tends to be on an individual basis for both testing and treatment.
People often like a natural approach to help regulate their hormones. Herbs and homeopathy have been used for many years in many counties to help balance these delicate disharmonies.
However, it’s the big picture of health that plays a huge part in whether or not a person may respond to natural approaches. The body's adrenal stress, blood sugar level, diet, exercise, hormonal history and genetics play a huge part in balancing hormones. This is definitely not A ONE PILL FOR EVERY ILL type situation.
We take the individual’s hormonal symptoms and results from any necessary testing to determine which protocol can be most helpful in balancing the DISHARMONY in the body. When a person’s symptoms suggest an adrenal component and or metabolite imbalance, testing of saliva or urine may be required. Oftentimes a full blood analysis is used to view ALL the appropriate hormone levels and this is where expertise, experience and education plays a big role.
I have partnered with Dr. Melissa Miskell, Focus Total Health, for those individuals who need bio-identical hormone treatment. This is where Eastern and Western approaches meet to help the individual succeed in total WELLness.
Schedule an Initial Wellness Consultation to determine the best course to take for HORMONE BALANCE.
Dr. Melissa Miskell
Founder Focus Total Health
bio-identical hormone replacement therapy
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can be defined as the use of hormones that are structured exactly the same as the hormones naturally present in the human body.
For women, it’s used for the treatment and management of symptoms associated with menopause, including perimenopause and postmenopause.
For men, BHRT can alleviate the symptoms of andropause.