Hormonal Imbalances

Live Well Wellness Center

Integrative Medical Center located in Chandler, AZ

Hormonal imbalances are one of the most common side effects of the natural aging process. At Live Well Wellness Center in Chandler, Arizona, Jessica Schrand, NMD, Michelle McConnell, NMD, and the team of naturopathic wellness practitioners provide complete care for hormonal imbalances. Hormone replacement therapy and healthy lifestyle changes can boost your energy and improve your quality of life. Call Live Well Wellness Center to learn more about the treatment options for hormonal imbalances, or request an appointment online today.

      Hormonal Imbalances Q&A

      What are hormonal imbalances?

      Hormones are chemical messengers that play a vital role in various bodily functions, including metabolism, sexual function, and mood.

      Hormonal imbalances occur when your body produces too many or too few hormones.

      ​​​​​​​The human body produces more than 50 hormones. Any fluctuation in one or more of these chemicals can affect your mental health (mood) and quality of life.

      What are the symptoms of hormonal imbalances?

      Hormonal imbalances affect everyone differently, but telltale signs include:

      • Fatigue

      • Constipation

      • Diarrhea

      • Unexplained weight gain or weight loss

      • Depression or anxiety

      • Extreme thirst

      • Frequent urination

      • Irregular body fat distribution

      • Sleep disturbances

      Hormonal imbalances may also affect your sexual appetite (libido).

      Should I see a doctor about hormonal imbalances?

      Make an appointment with the team of holistic wellness experts at Live Well Wellness Center if you have any of the symptoms mentioned above, and they last for more than a week. That’s especially true if you have difficulty sleeping or experience a significant change in your mood.

      How are hormonal imbalances diagnosed?

      Your Live Well Wellness Center provider reviews your medical records and asks about your symptoms. Then, they order several tests, including bloodwork, to check your hormone levels.

      ​​​​​​​Certain hormone levels vary depending on the time of day, so your provider may order additional screens, like a glucose tolerance test or insulin tolerance test. These procedures assess your blood sugar levels and can provide key insights into the function of your pancreas.

      How are hormonal imbalances treated?

      Treatment of hormonal imbalances depends on the underlying cause and severity of your symptoms. At Live Well Wellness Center, the team recommends holistic and integrative treatments whenever possible. They may suggest:

      • Estrogen therapy to relieve the symptoms of menopause

      • Vaginal estrogen if you experience pain during sex

      • Hormonal birth control to better manage your menstrual cycle

      • Losing weight

      • Eating a balanced diet

      • Yoga to increase your strength, flexibility, and balance

      • Anti-androgen medication

      • Testosterone therapy

      • Thyroid hormone therapy

      • Hormone replacement therapy

      The goal of treatment is to restore your hormones to their natural levels. Doing so boosts your energy, improves your mood and outlook, and reduces the effects of the aging process.

      ​​​​​​​Call Live Well Wellness Center to explore the treatment options for hormonal imbalances, or request an appointment online today.