Have you noticed changes in your weight, energy or mood?
What about in your sleep, sex drive or skin?
If you answered Yes, you may be dealing with a hormonal imbalance.
Hormones are vital chemical messengers that play a fundamental role in the way the body communicates and functions. They are involved in several biological processes and have an effect on energy, hunger, metabolism, sexual function, reproduction, mood and sleep. Even the slightest hormonal imbalance can lead to widespread symptoms.
Of particular interest is the Ovarian-Adrenal-Thyroid (OAT) axis, a system of 3 hormone-producing glands that communicate with one another and play a major role in how women feel physical and emotionally.
Since different hormones are responsible for different pathways, clinical symptoms make it easy to determine what hormones might be off balance. Dr. Shelly Ordon, N.D. provides every patient with a comprehensive initial assessment and uses bloodwork and other testing to confirm the type and magnitude of the imbalance. She provides a strategic treatment plan detailing how to restore hormones to their optimal levels. Treatment recommendations include dietary strategies, nutritional and botanical supplementation, acupuncture, homeopathy and lifestyle counselling.
To learn more about how Dr. Shelly Ordon, N.D. can help you identify hormonal imbalances and restore them to their optimal levels, book your FREE CONSULTATION today. Visits are offered either online or in-person and are covered by Extended Health Insurance, under Naturopathic Medicine.
Most Common Signs and Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance:
Adrenal Fatigue: Fatigue, dizziness, brain fog, hypothyroid-like symptoms, low sex drive, insomnia, anxiety, weight gain and difficulty losing weight, hair loss
Estrogen Deficiency: Hot flashes, night sweats, brain fog, changes in concentration, focus and memory, sleep disturbances, irritability, depression, nervousness, irregular meses or loss of menses, low sex drive, hair loss, dry skin, vaginal dryness
Estrogen Excess: PMS, mood swings, water retention, painful and heavy menses, fibrocystic breasts, sugar cravings, low sex drive, weigh gain and water retention.
Insulin Resistance: Weight gain, elevated cholesterol levels, elevated blood pressure, skin tags, PCOS
Progesterone Deficiency: Infertility, PMS, mood swings, anxiety, low sex drive, sugar craving, hypothyroid like symptoms.
Thyroid Dysfunction: Difficulty losing or gaining weight, depression, constipation, dry skin, sleep disturbances, infertility, thyroid nodules, goitres, feeling “off”
Androgen excess: Acne, male-patterned hair growth, weight gain or difficulty losing weight, irregular or absent menses
Androgen deficiency: Erectile dysfunction, depression