Are you dealing with fatigue, brain fog, weight gain, and hair loss? If so, your hormones could be to blame. There are many reasons that both men and women deal with hormonal imbalances, from certain health problems to menopause, and it’s important to know where to turn for help. An osteopath can provide you with the alternative solutions and holistic care you’re looking for, including hormone balancing services to improve your health and wellbeing.
Signs of Hormonal Imbalances
While doctors often see women for hormonal imbalances, the truth is that this problem can impact both men and women, especially as they age. Warning signs of hormonal imbalances include:
- Thinning hair
- Joint pain
- Bowel changes
- Dry skin
- Weight gain or loss
- Decreased libido
- Sleeping issues
For men, hormonal imbalances can also lead to muscle loss, erectile dysfunction, and increased breast tissue development.
Women are more likely to deal with hormonal imbalances due to:
- Polycystic ovary syndrome
If you are experiencing symptoms of a hormone imbalance, you must seek an expert medical professional who will listen to your needs and concerns and provide you with the thorough and unique care you deserve. An osteopath may just be the ideal physician to help correct your hormonal imbalance.
An osteopath can provide a variety of integrated treatment plans that take your unique health factors, age, and lifestyle into account to ensure that you get the proper and most effective solutions.
Your treatment plan may include,
- Dietary changes
- Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
- Stress management
When you come into the clinic for an evaluation, an osteopath will perform an extensive physical examination and go through your medical history. They will also ask a variety of questions about your symptoms. Your osteopath may also recommend a blood test to be able to look at and analyze hormone levels including:
- TSH, free T3 and T4 (thyroid hormones)
- Testosterone and free testosterone
- Growth hormone (IGF-1)
Once blood testing has been performed and your osteopath understands what hormones are out of whack, your doctor will provide you with an integrative and holistic plan to help restore hormone balance naturally and effectively.