Hormone Imbalance

Hormone Imbalance: Overview

Hormone testing is the best way to accurately determine your hormone levels.  Without testing and uncovering specific hormone deficiencies or excesses, it becomes easier to make diagnosis and prescription mistakes.

Hormone Imbalance

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Signs, symptoms & indicators of Hormone Imbalance:

Symptoms - Abdomen

Occasional slight bloating may be a sign or symptom of Hormone ImbalanceConstant/occasional significant bloating or constant/occasional slight bloating
Hormonal fluctuations such as those occurring with pregnancy or at the start of a menstrual period (these raise progesterone levels) can slow down gut motility and cause food to pass more slowly through the digestive system, sometimes causing bloating and/or constipation.

Symptoms - Hair

(Recent) dry hair or (recent) oily hair may be a sign or symptom of Hormone Imbalance(Recent) dry hair or (recent) oily hair
Hormone imbalance can cause skin changes resulting in oily hair or dry, brittle hair.

Symptoms - Reproductive - Female Cycle

Symptoms - Reproductive - General

Conditions that suggest Hormone Imbalance:

Infections

Yeast / Candida Infection often suggests Hormone ImbalanceYeast / Candida Infection
Hormonal balance is necessary for support of friendly flora in the gut.

Metabolic

Edema (Water Retention) may suggest Hormone ImbalanceEdema (Water Retention)
Hormones regulate the amount of interstitial fluid surrounding our body's cells.  A hormone imbalance can result in too much interstitial fluid, and thus edema.

Risk factors for Hormone Imbalance:

Childhood

Medications

Birth Control Pill Issues often increases risk of Hormone ImbalanceBirth Control Pill Issues
Birth control pills usually contain the estrogen hormone.

Reproductive

Pregnancy-Related Issues often increases risk of Hormone ImbalancePregnancy-Related Issues
Pregnancy can cause a significant hormonal imbalance.

Symptoms - Food - Intake

Symptoms - Reproductive - General

Recommendations for Hormone Imbalance:

Lab Tests/Rule-Outs

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Weak or unproven link: may be a sign or symptom of; may suggest; may increase risk of
Weak or unproven link:
may be a sign or symptom of; may suggest; may increase risk of
Strong or generally accepted link: often suggests; often increases risk of
Strong or generally accepted link:
often suggests; often increases risk of
Very useful: is highly recommended for
Very useful:
is highly recommended for