Hormone imbalances are common in many people and can be overlooked when diagnosing symptoms. You may feel tired, worn out, irritable, and unsure of where it is coming from. Statistics even show that nearly 80 percent of women are suffering from some sort of hormonal imbalance. At Los Angeles Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition, we focus on treatment for hormone imbalances and digestive health to get your body back on track.
What is a Hormone Imbalance?
Hormones make up the chemical messengers in your body and they travel throughout your bloodstream to your organs and tissues. They have a direct impact on your body’s processes and slowly work over a period of time. Hormones are produced in the same areas in men and women with the exception of the sexual organs. Hormone imbalances takes place when your body’s chemical messengers that regulate your body’s systems no longer function properly. They can occur during different times of one’s life and can result in an overproduction or underproduction of hormones. In return, this can create a number of conditions like diabetes or growth disorders.
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalances
Hormone imbalances affect men and women similarly with a few differences depending on factors like menopause. Symptoms shared by both men and women can include the following:
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
- Memory problems
- Hot flashes
- Sleep disturbances
- Lack of sex drive
Causes of Hormone Imbalances
For women, there are a variety of reasons that hormone imbalances happen, with the majority of each case coming about from a high increase in estrogen and insufficient progesterone being produced by the body.
- Birth control pills
- Overuse of cosmetics
- Overuse of non-organic animal products
- Lack of exercise
- Autoantibody production
- Sedentary lifestyle
Out of all these factors, obesity is the most impacting medical factor for hormone imbalances while pregnancy is the most influential lifestyle impact.
Treatment for Hormone Imbalances
Diet, lifestyle, stress factors, and family history can determine what changes you need to make to correct your hormone imbalance. A thorough physical examination can also show specific indicators that can assist in determining the best method for treatment. Los Angeles Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition focuses on holistic treatment using diet, exercise, and overall lifestyle changes to make the difference in your health. We deliver an individualized approach to each of our patients’ needs and offer comprehensive nutritional testing through our specialized laboratories. This has the ability to bring body functions back to the “whole-person,” giving you optimal performance.
Customized nutrition plans for each individual are important as every person has biochemical uniqueness. At the genetic level, we all have nutritional needs that are different from the next person and if those needs are not met, it has the ability to result in under-nutrition. This in turn may lead to chronic diseases at some point in your life, which is why we stress the importance of finding out the best nutrition plan for you specifically.
Contact Los Angeles Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition
If you are interested in learning more about a customized nutrition plan and finding out the best options for your individual health, contact us for an initial consultation to get your body back on track. Contact LA Integrative Gastroenterology & Nutrition by calling 310.289.8000 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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