Balancing Hormones for Health
Hormones are powerful chemicals and are constantly held in a precise balance by the body. They are responsible for weight management, fertility, sex drive and can affect mood, energy levels, strength, and various other critical health factors. They control energy levels and metabolic health. In short, a healthy balance of hormones is critical for a healthy life.
Women’s Hormone Balance
Some women thrive with robust levels of hormones while other women feel at their best with moderate levels of hormones. But most women feel out of sorts if they have very low hormone levels. It is important to find a knowledgeable practitioner of integrative and functional medicine like Progressive Medical to determine what level is right for you. Customized hormone treatment specific for your body’s biochemical make-up is critical to a healthy life!
Hormones are transported throughout the body and are important in growth, development and overall wellbeing. There are a number of glands in the body which release hormones as needed for a variety of process occurring within the body. The most common functions of hormones are:
- Blood pressure regulation
- Stress management
- Regulate metabolism
- Carbohydrate, protein, and lipid metabolism
- Bone growth
Throughout life hormones change, estrogen levels begin to decline as women age; as will progesterone and DHEA which begin to decline as early as a woman’s mid-20s and early 30s. That’s right, even in one’s late 20’s, balancing hormones becomes critical – not to mention during and after pregnancy!
Advanced evaluation of hormone levels is particularly useful to identify hormonal imbalances, restore balance, and resolve the associated symptoms. A true, advanced understanding of female hormonal health will involve not only estrogen and progesterone, and also adrenal function, thyroid function, and bowel function. We conduct a thorough test of all these levels at Progressive. Why? All are important for achieving optimal hormone health. Hormones, like all therapies, should be done with the individual’s overall health in mind. What may seem to be simply a hormone imbalance could be caused by other imbalanced systems in the body that must be resolved first.