Happy Hormone Series: Introduction

An Introduction to Hormone Health...

“Something feels off, I think it’s my hormones...” is something I hear quite often from my female patients. Many women have some level of hormone imbalance throughout their lifetime. Unfortunately, their symptoms are often dismissed or covered up. When they go to the doctor to explain their symptoms they are often told, “your labs are normal” or “it’s all in your head”. This or they are given a prescription for an antidepressant or the birth control pill.

None of this addresses the root of the issue. It’s when we address the root of the issue, that women can finally find relief. This is when they no longer suffer from the many unnecessary symptoms that come from hormone imbalances.

Yes, women's hormones do have times of natural fluctuation, but outside of that, hormones don’t go out of balance for no reason. When it does, it’s a sign from the body telling us that something is wrong. In this series, we will discuss what normal sex hormone fluctuations are- and the steps we can take to keep our hormones balanced each step of the way.

The Root Of The Matter

Our hormones are signaling messengers circulating throughout our bodies. They allow communication between our brain, thyroid gland, sex organs, adrenal glands, heart, bones, digestive, and immune systems. This hopefully paints the picture that our hormones do not function independently from the rest of our body - it’s all connected!

This is why to address the root cause of hormone dysfunction many things need to be addressed including:

  • Diet
  • Lifestyle
  • Inflammation
  • Nutrient Imbalances
  • Environmental exposures
  • Poor Detox Capacity
  • Gut microbiome imbalances

In the next blog, we'll visit what to expect during the adventures of Puberty and the Teenage Years.

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Amber Rudd MSN, FNP-BC

Amber Rudd is a Nurse Practitioner trained in Functional Medicine. She works with people who are motivated and ready to improve their health – for good.

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