We treat a variety of hormonal issues. Here are some of the most common types we see in our clinic:
The endocrine system includes the adrenal, thyroid, parathyroid, and pituitary glands, as well as the pancreas and ovaries/testes. All of these organs produce hormones that work in conjunction with the rest of your body to regulate growth, mood, metabolism, sleep and fertility. An imbalance in your hormonal production and movement might bring a variety of symptoms.
Low thyroid and overactive thyroid
The thyroid gland produces, stores and releases two types of thyroid hormones, T3 and T4. These hormones control metabolism, which is the process by which food turns into fuel for the proper functioning of every body cell.
Thyroid issues are more common in women, but can also occur in men.
Hypothyroidism is the most common thyroid disorder. In this case the thyroid produces too little T3 and T4, the body functions starts to operate at as slower rate. Symptoms might include weight gain/difficulty in losing weight, intolerance to cold, dry skin, depression, hair loss, and memory loss.
With any thyroid disorder, it is important to take a wide-spectrum look at your lifestyle, toxin levels in your environment, and your diet. Lack of iodine and selenium can affect thyroid function.
Hashimoto’s disease is an inflammatory condition of the thyroid gland where the immune system attacks the thyroid. It usually leads to hypothyroidism but can also cause symptoms of hyperthyroidism as it progresses.
Hyperthyroidism, also called Grave’s disease, causes the thyroid to over-produce thyroid hormones. This leads to difficulties like insomnia, rapid weight loss and muscle wasting, anxiety, heart palpitations, and loose bowels.
The following treatments can support your health when you are dealing with hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s:
Diabetes is a condition associated with high levels of glucose in the blood. It is caused by an inability to either produce enough insulin or to use the insulin produced. (Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that lowers blood glucose by promoting the use of glucose in the cells.)
There are two main types of diabetes.
Type 1: The body’s own immune system destroys the cells that produce insulin in the pancreas. This type of diabetes is usually diagnosed early in life.
Type 2: The body makes insulin but can’t use it (insulin resistance) or doesn’t produce enough insulin (insulin deficiency).
People who lead a sedentary life, are overweight, have high blood pressure, or have a family history of diabetes are at elevated risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Symptoms include frequent urination, excessive thirst, blurry vision, lack of energy, weight changes, frequent infections, and numbness.
We can help with the following therapies:
The theory behind adrenal fatigue is that chronic stress – mental, emotional and physical – taxes the hormone production of the adrenal glands and results in low energy levels, causing extreme tiredness, insomnia, and food cravings especially for salt and sugar. Setting aside time to rest (even if you can’t sleep), meditation, yoga, and a healthy balanced diet can be helpful in treating adrenal fatigue.
We recommend the following therapies: