A FHP profile test determines levels of hormones in both pre- and post-menopausal women. Hormone balances may be a part of different health conditions such as infertility, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and uterine fibroids. An analysis of your hormones may help determine a treatment plan for any hormone irregularities.
Hormone Imbalance Symptoms
An imbalance in a woman’s hormones may contribute to symptoms such as :
In post-menopausal women, these symptoms may affect a woman’s quality of life. Menopause marks a time in a woman’s life when the ovaries cease the release of eggs and produce lower levels of the hormones progesterone and estrogen. A lack of either of these essential hormones can create an imbalance. It’s not uncommon for post-menopausal women to experience many of the symptoms mentioned above to a great degree. The Female Hormone Profile can help both pre- and post-menopausal women measure their hormone levels.
Hormone Imbalance Causes
Hormone imbalances can affect both men and women. Both men and women may experience low libido, low energy, weight gain and lack of motivation.
Stress is a common cause of hormone imbalances as mental health may have an impact on physical health. As stress floods the body with adrenal hormones, other hormones can begin to fluctuate. Prolonged stress may affect overall hormone levels and balance.
Polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, is also associated with hormone imbalances in women. It is characterized by symptoms such as weight gain, infertility, and menstrual irregularities, it affects nearly 10 percent of all women. Thyroid disorders may also affect hormone levels and lead to changes in a woman’s menstrual cycle. The thyroid gland can be directly affected by various disorders that either increase or decrease the production of the thyroid hormone. This can lead to symptoms such as anxiety, heat intolerance, and sleeplessness.
Hormone Imbalance Treatment
At Vitalia Healthcare in Vancouver, we offer a wide range of Naturopathic services to help you balance your hormones. We start by performing a hormone profile which will determine your levels of hormones and better enable us to recommend a treatment plan that will mesh well with your lifestyle and current health. It’s also important to determine the cause of the hormonal imbalance. As hormonal imbalances have a direct impact on a woman’s fertility, sex drive and mood, finding the cause is essential in order to keep her hormones in balance long-term.
For women in menopause, bio-identical natural hormone replacement may be effective in treating menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and low libido. Hormones are vital to keeping our skin looking youthful. Natural Bio-HRT may help prevent wrinkles and sagging skin typically seen as hormone levels decline. At Vitalia Health Care, our naturopathic doctors are trained and licensed to prescribe natural bio –identical hormone therapy.
To schedule your Hormone Profile or to talk with a member of our friendly and knowledgeable staff about the services we provide here at Vitalia Healthcare, don’t hesitate to call us today at 1-604-566-WELL (9355).