If you develop an imbalance of stress hormones, bothersome symptoms may develop. At Balanced Health in the Cow Hollow area of San Francisco, California, skilled naturopathic physician Erika Horowitz, ND, and her team help you properly manage thyroid hormones, adrenal stress hormones, sex hormones, and more. Call the office to schedule an evaluation or use the online booking feature today.
Your body produces adrenal stress hormones, such as cortisol, that may fluctuate due to stressful life situations, an overly busy schedule, illnesses, chronic diseases, traumatic life events, or emotional stress.
Finding hormone balance at Balance Health reduces unpleasant symptoms and gives you the quality of life you deserve. The practice also helps you manage thyroid and sex hormone imbalances.
Some of the symptoms you may experience because of unbalanced hormones include:
If you suspect your hormones aren’t properly balanced, see the Balance Health providers for an evaluation.
Some of the common risk factors for hormone imbalance include:
However, the exact cause of hormone imbalance isn’t always clear.
To find out if you have issues with stress, sex, or thyroid hormones, your Balance Health provider asks about your personal and family medical history, symptoms, and lifestyle habits. They weigh you, evaluate your body mass index (BMI), and check your pulse, blood pressure, and other vital signs.
Your specialist orders blood tests or other diagnostic tests to assess your overall health, wellness, hormones, and nutritional status.
To treat an imbalance of stress hormones or other hormones, the experts at Balance Health offer:
Making healthy lifestyle changes helps you better manage imbalances of stress hormones. Reduce stress using relaxation techniques, eat nutritious foods, get plenty of sleep, exercise regularly, and avoid smoking and drinking excessive amounts of alcohol.
If you’re overweight, medically supervised weight loss with the Balanced Health team can improve the balance of stress hormones.
Taking dietary supplements may improve your overall health, nutritional status, hormone balance, energy levels, and quality of life.
Thyroid hormone treatment, bioidentical hormone therapy, and other hormone treatments are effective ways to balance hormones and reduce unpleasant symptoms. Your specialist may recommend pills, patches, injections, creams, gels, vaginal applications for women, or subdermal pellets placed beneath the skin near your upper buttocks.
To learn more about ways to balance stress hormones, schedule an appointment at Balanced Health by phone or online today.