Natural Hormone and Thyroid

Natural Hormone and Thyroid Care in Colorado Springs

Hormone imbalances can have a profound impact on our overall health and well-being. Hormones are signallers in the body, telling different parts when and how to function. If these signallers aren’t balanced, then our bodies either respond too much or too little to stimuli. 

Hormone imbalances can lead to a variety of symptoms and conditions, including thyroid issues and diabetes. Thankfully, True Life Medicine offers a comprehensive approach to addressing hormone and thyroid imbalances, focusing on the underlying causes and providing personalized treatments to help you achieve the results you’re looking for.

 If you’re looking for natural hormone and thyroid care in Colorado Springs,
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Why Are Your Hormones Out of Balance?

Hormone imbalances can stem from various factors that range from lifestyle factors to autoimmune conditions. For example, hormones don’t produce as they should when you neglect regular exercise and proper sleep. Excessive alcohol consumption and high caffeine intake can also throw hormonal equilibrium off balance and strain the body’s regulatory mechanisms. Furthermore, exposure to environmental toxins, including pollutants and endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in everyday products, can interfere with hormone production and regulation. 

When you work with True Life Medicine, we will want to address these factors to promote hormone balance and support overall well-being.

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doctor performing a physical exam palpation of male thyroid gland with low thyroid

True Life Medicine Specializes in Thyroid Conditions

Thyroid issues are among the most common hormonal disorders affecting millions of people worldwide. The thyroid gland, located in the neck, plays a crucial role in regulating metabolism, energy production, and growth.

When your thyroid isn’t working properly, you’ll see your weight, energy levels, and mood fluctuate. 

Two common thyroid disorders are hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Hypothyroidism occurs when the thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough thyroid hormones, leading to symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, and cold intolerance. 

Hyperthyroidism, on the other hand, is characterized by an overactive thyroid gland, resulting in symptoms such as weight loss, rapid heartbeat, and irritability.

Do these symptoms sound familiar? Visit us for hormone and thyroid care in Colorado Springs.

We Address Other Hormone Imbalances, Too

Several hormones can become imbalanced and contribute to various health issues. In many cases, these imbalances don’t fall under specific diagnoses, but you still feel the effects. Even if your annual bloodwork comes back “normal,” you should seek out advanced testing to The main hormones affected by imbalances include:

  • Estrogen
    Imbalances in estrogen levels can lead to symptoms like menstrual irregularities, mood swings, and hot flashes.

  • Progesterone
    Insufficient levels of progesterone can contribute to menstrual irregularities, fertility issues, and mood disturbances.

  • Testosterone
    Both men and women can experience imbalances in testosterone levels, which can lead to changes in libido, muscle mass, and mood.

  • Cortisol
    Chronic stress can disrupt cortisol levels, leading to fatigue, poor immune function, and difficulties in managing stress.

  • Insulin
    Imbalances in insulin levels are associated with conditions like insulin resistance and diabetes, affecting blood sugar regulation.
    Thyroid hormones: As mentioned earlier, imbalances in thyroid hormones can have a wide range of effects on metabolism, energy, and overall well-being.

Applying a Functional Medicine Approach to Hormone Conditions

Functional medicine takes a holistic approach to address hormone and thyroid imbalances, focusing on identifying and treating the root causes rather than just managing symptoms. Here are six strategies commonly employed in functional medicine to improve hormone balance:

  • Comprehensive Testing
    Functional medicine practitioners utilize advanced testing methods to assess hormone levels and identify imbalances. These tests may include blood tests, saliva tests, or urine tests to get a comprehensive view of the patient’s hormonal status.

  • Personalized Nutrition
    Functional medicine emphasizes the role of nutrition in hormone balance. Practitioners work closely with patients to create personalized dietary plans that support hormone regulation and overall health. This may involve eliminating inflammatory foods, incorporating nutrient-dense foods, and balancing macronutrients.

  • Stress Management
    Chronic stress is a significant contributor to hormonal imbalances. Functional medicine practitioners help patients develop effective stress management techniques, such as meditation, yoga, breathing exercises, and adequate sleep, to support hormone balance.

  • Detoxification Support
    Environmental toxins can disrupt hormone function. Functional medicine employs various detoxification strategies to reduce toxic burden, including liver support, sauna therapy, and targeted supplementation.

  • Lifestyle Modifications
    Making lifestyle changes is crucial for restoring hormone balance. Functional medicine practitioners guide patients in adopting healthy habits like regular exercise, maintaining a healthy weight, managing stress, and getting adequate sleep.

  • Nutritional Supplements
    In some cases, targeted supplementation may be recommended to support hormone balance in conjunction with traditional nutrition coaching.

Looking for Diabetes Wellness? Learn More Here

It’s important to note that diabetes is primarily a hormone imbalance. The body is not able to produce or use insulin correctly, which leads to all of the symptoms typically associated with diabetes. For more information on our diabetes programs, visit this page on functional medicine for diabetes.

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Rebalance Your Hormones and Live Your True Life

True Life Medicine’s functional medicine programs offer a comprehensive and personalized approach to address hormone and thyroid issues. By identifying and treating the underlying causes of imbalances, we strive to restore your energy, mood, libido, and overall quality of life. 

Dr. James has been a functional medicine doctor since 2013 and has helped many patients find hope for their complex chronic conditions. People come to True Life Medicine when they haven’t found answers elsewhere. Dr. James will leave no stone unturned when it comes to your health. Start your journey today.

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