As a woman, you may face particular health challenges that can greatly affect your quality of life and well-being. Many of these issues are driven by imbalances in hormones such as estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, adrenal and thyroid hormones.
Thankfully, Functional Medicine helps us to look at the root causes of these issues, and answer questions such as:
- Are sex and adrenal hormones dysregulated?
- Is there something that is causing inflammation (such as certain foods, gut issues or an infection)?
- Are there nutrient deficiencies?
- Is the immune system dysregulated?
- Is a blood sugar dysregulation causing issues?
- Is a poor diet or lack of sleep or stress playing a part?
Working with a practitioner over several months is normally the best option to answer these questions. However, some people prefer to start with lab testing alone, and so I also offer this service – The DUTCH hormonal test is a fantastic test to asses sex and adrenal hormones.