Hormonal Health

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What are hormones?

Hormones are the body’s chemical messengers that travel around our bloodstream telling our organs, tissues and cells what to do. We don’t normally think about their existence until something feels “off” and we don’t feel like ourselves.

Our hormones fluctuate at certain times of our lives (puberty, pregnancy, menopause) and can naturally reduce as part of the ageing process. These significant life experiences can be a seamless process for some people, but for others it can be a trigger that amplifies the imbalances already existing in our body.

Stress hormones…

Modern society has us conditioned to feeling constantly rushed and under pressure. This leads to an increase of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. As our body gradually produces more stress hormones, it starts reducing the other hormones our body needs to function optimally, and we start feeling out of whack.

Interested to find out how I can help you rebalance your body and take control of your health..?

The discovery call gives you an opportunity to learn more about how I can help you make a start in the right direction.

Signs of a hormonal imbalance?

Low mood, anxiety, unexplained weight gain, fertility issues, fluid retention, feeling cold, acne around the chin and jawline, even bloating can all be signs that you’re experiencing a hormonal imbalance.

A hormonal imbalance is an indicator that something in your body is working less than optimally, however with functional lab testing, we can work out what the root cause is.

The hormonal lab I can offer is:

The lab tests are comprehensive and measures cortisol, sex hormones and the active forms of thyroid hormones.

Thyroid Adrenal Hormone Test (supplied by ZRT Laboratories):

Cortisol levels over 4 points in the day

Oestrogen, progesterone, testosterone, Pg/E2 ratio & DHEA

TSH, Free T3, Free T4 & TPO antibodies

The function of these hormones…

Oestrogen:

Required for reproduction, supports cardiovascular health, and promotes new bone growth.

Progesterone:

A powerful anti-anxiety agent, antidepressant and a diuretic.

Testosterone:

Essential for creating energy, maintaining optimal brain function (memory), regulating the immune system, building and maintaining skin, muscles and bone.

DHEA:

Enhances the body’s ability to fight off infections and protects the body from the effects of cortisol and stress.

Free T3 & Free T4:

Active form of thyroid hormones. Regulate body temperature, help with cellular metabolism and dictate how fast fats and carbohydrates are used for fuel.