Painful periods, altered length of menstrual cycle, breast tenderness, headaches, fatigue, anxiety and loss of libido are common sign that you have hormonal imbalances.
How hormone imbalances present in each individual is very different depending on what hormones are involved. It can be 1 or a combination of hormones that can be out of balance and depending on your symptom picture combined with pathology testing will decide on how your treatment will progress.
There is also a lot interplay between hormones and thyroid function and adrenals (or stress response) so many factors can exacerbate symptoms that can be frustrating and debilitating.
Conventional treatment is often based around some form of hormonal replacement therapy (e.g. contraceptive pill). Although these therapies mask symptoms and can sometimes be necessary, they don’t address the underlying causes of the hormonal disruptions and can have unwanted side effects.
Common conditions that we help our patients with that are related to hormonal imbalances are PMS, endometriosis, PCOS and fibroids.
At ReMed, our practitioners are experienced in identifying the underlying drivers of hormonal imbalances and can help to correct these imbalances by using evidence based diet and lifestyle coaching as well as herbal/nutritional supplementation, which can be prescribed safely alongside pharmaceutical prescription medications, while consulting your primary health care practitioner. Various forms of testing may also be utilized if will assist in the treatment outcome. By treating the underlying causes of hormonal disruption, it ensures long term relief and clinical outcomes.