A hormone imbalance occurs when the body has too little or too much of a particular hormone. Hormones are the chemical messengers of the body. They control things like metabolism, body temperature, sexual functions, mood, sleep cycle, and growth. Common hormone imbalance-related conditions include hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism, diabetes, and Cushing’s disease.
A hormone imbalance can be due to a number of conditions and factors. Hormones may be impacted by normal phases of life such as puberty, pregnancy, menopause, lifestyle factors such as stress, steroid use, certain medications, and conditions such as tumors or autoimmune conditions.
Symptoms of hormone imbalance include fatigue, hair loss, weight loss/gain, constipation or diarrhea, loss of interest in sex, and infertility. Hormonal imbalances are commonly treated with medications. The team at Schneck can help manage hormone imbalances and has had particular success providing alternative solutions for women experiencing menopause and menstrual problems that other treatments have not resolved. Get in touch with our team to learn more about how we can help.