What a vicious cycle it is indeed! Many of the women that we see at our wellness center have long-standing histories of chronic stress. Stress can either be acute or chronic. Acute stress actually has several benefits. During brief periods of stress, your body is able to encounter a stressor and adjust physiological resources to get you through the stressful event.
On the flip side of acute is chronic stress. This is where we start to see countless signs and symptoms. Chronic stress has been linked to reduced levels of health. When it comes to having healthy balanced hormones, chronic stress is often one of the main triggers for imbalances.
As amazing as your body is, it just isn’t designed for weeks, months, and years of endless stressors. At some point, it starts to send you signs and signals that it is unhappy, such as:
Thinning Hair/ Eyebrows
Difficulty Losing Weight
…and so much more.
In-depth lab testing that is properly assessed by a functional medicine practitioner is a great starting point. Using the principles of functional medicine, your hormone values can be assessed for any overt and borderline imbalances. From there, we can use a wide array of tools and
therapies to help with restoring balance to your hormone levels. From herbal medicine, homeopathy, nutrition, and lifestyle changes you can restore hormone levels.
There is no one size fits all and it’s important to find the right combination for you and your body. But, one thing you can do right this minute to help you out is to breathe. Take a deep breath, inhale, exhale, not let’s start to heal your hormones.