Hormonal Imbalance: What’s A Woman To Do?
What are the common symptoms?
The biggest hormonal imbalance challenges any women can face are PMS and its variants, and peri/post menopause and its variations. PMS is a hormonal imbalance that affects almost 75% of menstruating women and includes such symptoms as cramps, breast tenderness, pelvic pain, fatigue, anxiety, aggression, headaches, weight gain, bloating, tension, irritability, crying spells, loss of concentration, mood swings, changes in bowel habits, depression, changes in libido, mental confusion, forgetfulness and insomnia.
Peri and Post menopausal hormonal imbalance symptoms and syndromes are very common and often profoundly disturbing in women, they include; disruptions in sleep, mood, memory, libido as well as vasomotor disturbances (“hot flashes” etc.), bone mineral density changes, thinning of the vaginal wall causing pain and discomfort with intercourse, glucose-insulin alterations, adrenal related fatigue and sometimes cardiovascular and urogenital syndromes. All are primarily triggered by declining estradiol levels or imbalances of estradiol, progesterone and testosterone.
How safe are the synthetic hormones?
Prescribed medications like antidepressants, sedatives, analgesics fail to correct the physiological effects of loss of estradiol. And, the days of routinely prescribing synthetic estrogen (Premarin) and progesterone (Provera) or both for hormonal imbalance are now pretty much ancient history because of the significant increased incidence of cancer and cardiovascular disease associated with them.
How I Work With Patients
In my office, I always look for root causes of hormonal imbalance. With PMS, it is not uncommon to find underlying hypoglycemia, thyroid problems, food allergies, stress, poor liver function, nutritional deficiencies, poor diet, hormonal imbalance, environmental toxins, depression and seasonal affective disorder. And so, depending on the case, we may need to use saliva, blood, or urine to obtain an accurate assessment of hormone levels and other pertinent blood chemistry markers. Also, we routinely use AllerCease™ technique to rapidly and non-invasively check for both food and environmental allergies. Frequently, we find the need to test for mineral and vitamin deficiencies or excesses, and adrenal hormone levels. Occasionally, in more complicated cases, we will need to do a full body, bio-energetic NES scan (its safe, simple and does not involve any type of radiation) to determine where the weak links are in the women’s organizing energy field that are impacting adversely her body’s ability to function normally and maintain normal hormonal balance.
In my clinics, I recognize that all my patients are biochemical and genetic individuals, and they are treated as such. The first step is to perform a sophisticated salivary hormone test to determine exactly which hormones are out of balance. The correction is done with specialized homeopathic remedies, natural extracts and protomorphogens. Additionally I use my revolutionary, proven AllerCease™ technique to test the neuro-immune system to see if it is rejecting any of the reproductive hormones. If this allergic type rejection is found, and it is in about 10% of my patients, it is easily corrected in a single office call with the non-invasive AllerCease™ technique.
My Treatment Protocols for hormonal imbalance
The treatment protocols for hormonal imbalance may vary with test results but might include herbal compounds (like Vitex), specific homeopathic remedies or cremes (like the natural West Coast bio-topical homeopathic hormonal creams which are a safe alternative to bio-identical hormones), B6 or magnesium supplementation or sometimes chiropractic alignment is necessary of the lumbar and adjoining bones. The results are almost always relatively rapid and satisfactory.
In summary, our approach is comprehensive, safe, unique to the patient, and highly effective in most hormonal imbalance cases.
If you are disturbed by hormonally related issues and wish to avoid prescription hormones, feel free to contact me.
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