As a female, keeping your hormones balanced can be a tricky business. Adolescence, pregnancy, weight fluctuations, menopause and other factors can have a huge influence on our hormone levels.
Besides these normal phases in our life, exposure to hormones from plastic bottles (PCB’s), consumption of certain meats/dairy products and elevated stress levels can also make it hard for our body to maintain hormonal balance.
Signs of hormonal imbalance include:
- problems conceiving
- hormonal acne on face or body
- premenstrual tension
- weight gain and fluid retention
- difficult menopausal symptoms such as hot flushes
- problems sleeping and anxiety
- low sex drive
- signs of osteoporosis
- low energy or an inability to sleep well
This issue can affect women of all ages. Studies show that menopausal females who use hormone replacement therapy have a higher risk of breast cancer, cardiovascular disease and stroke.
The Pill Is Not The Answer
When hormone imbalance is the cause of bad acne the contraceptive pill is often prescribed as the treatment. However the pill has been linked to mood swings, weight gain and issues with fertility later on in life. Rather than fixing the problem, the pill only masks the symptoms.
For this reason many women are turning to effective natural therapies for help.
Even men can suffer from hormonal imbalance.
This is actually a lot more common than we realise!
Symptoms in males include:
- frontal obesity (the beer belly look)
- inability to build muscle or get toned despite exercising
- libido issues
How We Can Help
Rowena Kissun, our Integrative Medicine Practitioner at Kissun Clinics has had great success in treating clients for hormonal imbalances. We can organise testing procedures to identify how your health issue can be best treated either at our clinics in Sydney, Mackay or the Whitsundays, or testing kits sent to your house with video consultation.
Natural hormone treatment is safe and as our patients will tell you, very effective.
Hear what Rowena has to say regarding hormones on the Thrive Podcast:
Want to hear more of what Rowena has to say? Check out the full episode here!
We look forward to helping you with your health concerns and getting your crazy hormones back into a healthy balance! Call our clinic on (07) 4946 7910 or book your consultation online.
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