Your hormonal system, also known as your Endocrine system, is an important regulatory system in your body. Hormones are naturally produced chemical messengers and are secreted directly into the bloodstream. They exert their function on targeted organs and tissues of the body. It only takes low levels of hormones to bring about major changes in our body.
All of your hormones work together to regulate a number of functions such as energy, metabolism, mood, memory, libido, reproduction, response to stress and more.
Our hormone levels slowly start to decline at age 30. By the age of 50, hormone production declines by 50% causing symptoms such as lower energy, weight gain, poor sleep, changes in mood and lower libido.
Stress can further accelerate this decline. Your hormonal system is regulated by your pituitary gland located in the brain. When you're under a lot of stress, your body produces cortisol, the stress hormone. This affects the production of other essential hormones because all of your body reserves are used to make cortisol.
Even when you're younger, you can feel symptoms of "aging" due to stress. A hormonal imbalance can occur at any age.
The most common time people seek out hormone replacement therapy is when they're experiencing symptoms shown on the table below. Hormone replacement therapy can help anyone whose hormones are out of balance.
Do you have any of these symptoms?
Mood Swings - Anxiety, Depression, Irritability
Brain Fog/Lack of Focus
Decreased Sex Drive/Performance
If you have any of these symptoms, you most likely have a hormone imbalance.
Hormone Optimization Progam
Hormone levels are unique to each individual. Each person manifests their hormone imbalances differently.
At Meliora Integrative Medicine we do the following:
Discussion of your symptoms and issues
Comprehensive laboratory testing looking at a full panel of your hormone levels
Creation of a customized plan, utilizing natural hormone optimization methods.
Let's check your levels, your body may be suffering from a hormonal imbalance.
Optimization of your hormones is important, for long term protection of your brain, heart, bones, breast/prostate.
An imbalance in one or more of these areas - hormones, nutrients, toxin clearance, mind and body - can play a role in your symptoms or conditions. In turn, these imbalances can affect multiple body systems including the nervous system, digestion, immune and metabolic systems. Most importantly, it helps us discover the root causes of your symptoms or conditions.
Restoration of optimal functioning in these areas can play an important role in your overall health, healing and wellness. It can also help you with long-term prevention strategies from chronic disease.
Dr. Chua developed this protocol based on training from SaJune Institute for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine.