Many women experience symptoms such as constant overwhelm and exhaustion, debilitating period pain, stubborn weight loss and PMS only to be told that there is nothing wrong with them, despite standard blood testing by their GP.
This is a common scenario in my clinic where women are frustratingly trying to not only get answers to the root cause of their hormonal imbalances, but are looking for safe and effective natural medicine plans tailored to their unique presentation that do not cause side effects and are realistic long-term solutions.
Some common signs of hormonal imbalance include:
- Disturbed sleep & insomnia
- Low libido
- Heavy periods
- Irregular or absent period
- Chronic & debilitating period pain
- Sluggish metabolism
- Hot flushes & Night Sweats
If you feel like your hormones are running your life you may need support – identifying and targeting the root cause of hormonal imbalances involves a thorough and holistic assessment, and if necessary additional testing, e.g. complete thyroid function, or a full hormonal panel including oestrogen metabolites. Targeted herbal and nutritional medicine is especially useful when we understand what the underlying causes are.
An unfortunate but classic example is when hormonal imbalances are affecting a woman’s mental health, and they are offered medications without any further investigations. If we can get to the root cause and treat the hormonal imbalance, a balanced mood and overall health will simply be a natural side-effect. We must also take into account the effects of stress, poor diet, hormone disrupting chemicals in cosmetics, plastics & pesticides, contraceptives, genetics and trauma.
Book online today to see how we could benefit from working together and working on hormonal harmony.