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Functional Medicine Explained

Hormone Balance

Hormone Balance: Hormones like estrogen, testosterone, adrenaline and insulin are extremely important chemical messengers that affect many aspects of one’s health. Hormones are secreted by various glands and organs, including the thyroid, adrenals, pituitary, ovaries, testicles and the pancreas. The entire endocrine system works together to control the level of hormones circulating throughout the body. And if one or more is imbalanced it can cause major health problems.

The most common symptoms of hormone imbalance include:

  • Infertility and irregular periods
  • Weight gain or weight loss (unexplained, not due to intentional changes in one’s diet)
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Low libido
  • Appetite changes
  • Issues with digestion
  • Hair thinning and loss

Symptoms of hormonal imbalances can range depending on what type of disorder or illness they cause. For example symptoms of diabetes include weight gain, appetite changes, nerve damage and eyesight problems.  Conventional treatments for hormone imbalances include synthetic hormone replacement therapies i.e. insulin injections, thyroid medications. However, with these types of treatments comes negative effects, such as medication dependency, serious side effects like stroke, osteoporosis, anxiety, reproductive problems, cancer and more. And with these synthetic treatments the symptoms aren’t treated but only masked. Fortunately, there are ways to acquire hormone balance naturally. For example stay away from oils high in omega-6 fats (safflower, sunflower, corn, canola, soybean and peanut). Instead utilize rich sources of natural omega-3’s (wild fish, flaxseed, chia seeds, walnuts and grass-fed animal products). For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900

Balance Hormones Naturally

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April 16, 2020

Metabolic Syndrome: Home Solutions

Metabolic Syndrome affects many people. In fact, more than a quarter of the United States has it! Read More

February 21, 2020

Functional Endocrinology: Menopause and Osteoporosis

Surprisingly though, the hormone estrogen can play a role in the development of osteoarthritis and when a woman is under… Read More

January 24, 2020

Functional Endocrinology: Perimenopause

With perimenopause, it is the beginning of the menopausal transition as the female body starts to change. From hot flashes… Read More

January 22, 2020

Functional Endocrinology: Blood-Brain Barrier and The Endocrine System

For the blood-brain barrier, since it is an endocrine tissue, it can divide the hormone receptors. Read More

January 20, 2020

Functional Endocrinology: Andropause

Since testosterone levels in males are vastly different, older men tend to have lower levels than younger men, and testosterone… Read More

January 8, 2020

Functional Endocrinology: The Mind-Body Connection and Stress Part 1

By exploring the science and psychology of the mind-body disconnect, researchers can see how a person’s hormones can affect their… Read More

December 31, 2019

Functional Endocrinology: The Hippocampus and Stress

When it is damaged, a variety of conditions can affect the hippocampus’s ability to do its job for the brain,… Read More

December 9, 2019

Glycine: Astounding Role for Hormones and Sleep

Even though glycine has a crucial role in the human body, the amino acid has received little to no attention… Read More

December 4, 2019

Functional Endocrinology: Normalizing the Gut

Microbes have multicellular hosts and can have many effects on the host’s health and well-being. One of the most important… Read More

October 16, 2019

Functional Endocrinology: Endocrine Disruptors

EDC can cause significant risks to humans by targeting different organs and systems in the body. The interactions and the… Read More

October 15, 2019

Functional Endocrinology: Hepatic Biotransformation & Hormone Balance

The liver is the one that takes these toxins and transformed them into suitable compounds to excrete out of the… Read More

October 14, 2019

Functional Endocrinology: Prostaglandin Balance

When there is a high level of prostaglandins in the body due to the natural healing process from injuries and… Read More

October 11, 2019

Understanding Integrative Hormone Testing

Trouble concentrating, mood swings, headaches, and fatigue could be a common occurrence in one's day to day life.  These symptoms… Read More

October 11, 2019

Functional Endocrinology: Essential Fatty Acids in Hormones

Essential fatty acids are involved in various biological processes, producing omega-3 and omega-6. In the body, EFAs are synthesized into… Read More

October 10, 2019

Functional Endocrinology: Understanding Hormones From the Pituitary to the Receptor Sites

They are secreted through the endocrine glands and travel through the bloodstream to different organs in the body. Hormones are… Read More

October 9, 2019

Integrative Testing & Hormone Imbalances

Hormone deficiencies and imbalances are more common than one might originally think. Research suggests that "nearly half of the women… Read More

October 4, 2019

Using Integrative Methods for Hormone Testing

Hormone testing can now be done using top of the line integrative methods and techniques. Chiropractic Health Month is about… Read More

September 27, 2019

3 Ways To Balance Hormones Naturally El Paso, Texas

People from all walks of life can have hormonal imbalances and don’t realize it. Medical tests for abnormal thyroid function… Read More

April 16, 2019
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