Thyroid/ Adrenal/ Endocrine Health
Your body is not just one hormone system. It has multiple hormones that are constantly interacting and affecting one another and impacting overall health. At Restore Health & Wellness, we take the approach of looking at all of your hormone systems in depth and balancing your whole body.
Why are hormones so important? Hormones regulate the functions of our bodies. Imbalance occurs whenever there is an excess or deficiency, which leads to tissue dysfunction. Therefore, it follows that hormonal imbalance leads to symptoms, syndromes, and diseases. As we age, the hormones that build the body decrease, while the hormones that break the body down increase.
There are more than 15 steroid hormones, each with its own metabolites, and an enzyme system that converts them from one steroid to another, from moment to moment. This is known as the steroid hormone cascade. Any deficiency in this system will cause symptoms that are unique to certain steroids. Another important concept is that, in order to function correctly, the body needs an appropriate amount of precursor hormones, such as cholesterol and pregnenolone, which are located at the top of the cascade. The enzymes then convert these on down the cascade into the hormones that are essential to our hormone balance.
Many symptoms present when there is hormonal imbalance, and symptoms are an excellent way to begin to assess hormonal status. For some individuals, the picture is quite clear with symptoms alone. In other cases, the symptom picture is less clear and hormone testing will be required to confirm the nature of the imbalance. There are many ways in which hormones silently interact, and these can only be uncovered by testing. Hormones are powerful substances that control multiple factors throughout the body. Too much or too little is not conducive to long-term emotional, mental, and bodily health. Remember that hormone balance is not a “one pill fits all” type of therapy! It takes teamwork and time.
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