Hormones2019-09-09T23:36:59+00:00

Have You Been Struggling with Feeling Tired, A Low Mood, Weight Gain or Sleep Issues?

It Might be Your Hormones

Don’t Worry, We Can Help

Your hormonal system is delicate and small imbalances can result in many symptoms.

Fatigue, anxiety, depression, insomnia, weight gain, and menstrual issues are common symptoms of hormone imbalance.

The adrenal glands, thyroid, and sex hormones – like estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, are all interconnected.

At Onyx Integrative Medicine, we offer advanced laboratory testing & individualized solutions to help restore your hormone balance.

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Common Signs of an Adrenal Issue

Do you have issues waking in the morning?

Do you crash after lunch?

Do you feel the need to nap at 3pm?

Do you wake in the middle of the night?

Do you struggle with low blood sugar (getting ‘hangry’)?

Do you crave sugar?

Are you under chronic stress?

Do you have trouble gaining or losing weight?

Common Signs of a Thyroid Issue

Do you have struggle with feeling tired?

Do you have a puffy face or water retention?

Do you struggle with constipation?

Do you have a low appetite?

Do you struggle to lose weight?

Do you feel down or unmotivated?

Is your hair or skin dry?

Do you often feel cold?

Do you have hair loss?

Common Signs of a Sex Hormone Issue

Do you have irregular periods?

Do you have painful periods?

Do you have mood swings around your period?

Do you issues losing weight?

Do you have acne?

Do you have hot flashes?

Do you have a low libido or dry vaginal tissue?

Do you issues sleeping?

Our adrenal glands create the hormone, cortisol, in response to long term stress; this hormone is useful to help us manage stress. However, excess cortisol can result in blood sugar issues, weight gain in the abdomen, problems sleeping, thinning hair and skin, and more. Additionally, over time, the adrenal glands can become fatigued, and their production of cortisol can tank. When this happens, it is known as adrenal fatigue. When this occurs, it is common to feel exhausted and have issues with sleep, low blood sugar, and low blood pressure. Also, the adrenal glands are closely connected to the thyroid and other hormones. As a result, other hormone imbalances may result.

Natruopathic Adrenal Treatment

Treatment of Adrenal Hormone Issues

The conventional medical community does not recognize adrenal fatigue or excess as a diagnosis. It is only when cortisol levels become critically high or low, which indicate the diagnosis of Cushing’s or Addison’s Disease. However, we offer specialized testing to assess your adrenal function, along with your other hormones. Most importantly, we help you identify the causes of your stress. In some cases, it is emotional, and in other cases, it is physical such as pain, infection, or issues within the digestive tract. What’s more, our Naturopathic Doctors work with you on individualized solutions to restore the health of your adrenal glands and help you feel better. Keep in mind, in most cases; this is a long process – typically one year or treatment until your adrenal glands heal.

Our Treatment Approach

Comprehensive, specialized lab testing

Targeted herbal supplements

Individualized nutritional counseling

Mind-body sessions

Acupuncture

Homeopathy

IV therapy

Naturopathic Adrenal Treatment

Interested in Adrenal Testing & a Personalized Treatment Plan?

The Naturopathic Doctors at Onyx Integrative Medicine & Aesthetics offer our

Complete Adrenal Reset Package

only $497

Specialized Laboratory Testing

Adrenal Stress Index X4

This test looks at your body’s output of cortisol – our body’s stress hormone, throughout the day. Cortisol release should be highest in the morning, and lowest at night. Under stress, this doesn’t always happen as it should. This gives us an idea of if your adrenal glands are releasing too much cortisol, too little cortisol at different points during day.

Test Result Interpretation & Treatment Plan

90 Minute Consult

Step two is looking at the laboratory tests with the Naturopathic Doctor, discussing your health, and creating a treatment plan. During this 90 minute consult, the doctor will talk with you about your health concerns, current symptoms, past health history as well as explain what the results mean. Next, the doctor will outline a treatment plan that addresses the underlying cause of your symptoms. This includes lifestyle, nutritional, and herbal strategies individualized to you. All consults are always with a licensed Naturopathic physician.

Follow-up Visit

30 Minute Consult

Step three is tracking your progress. After 4-6 weeks you will follow-up with the Naturopathic Doctor in person or via telemedicine to discuss how you are feeling. This is your time to report the improvements you are seeing, as well as tweak your treatment plan if needed to continue to progress.

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Thyroid Hormones

Naturopathic Thyroid Treatment

Our thyroid gland is responsible for creating thyroid hormones which are involved in several processes in the body. For example, thyroid hormones are involved in metabolism and therefore affect weight and appetite, as well as digestive function, skin, and energy. Common symptoms of low thyroid functioning include constipation, heavy periods, depression, hair loss, dry skin, fatigue, weight gain, cold intolerance, and little appetite. The thyroid can also become too active and cause symptoms of anxiety, diarrhea, insomnia, and fast heart rate. In short, the thyroid is an integral part of how we feel emotionally, how our digestive system works, how our bodies look and feel, and how we sleep.

Treatment of Thyroid Hormone Issues

The typical treatment for thyroid hormone issues is medication. On the bright side, medications for hypothyroid are generally effective once the correct dosage is determined. However, conventional treatment does not address the underlying cause of why the thyroid gland is not functioning optimally. Furthermore, the traditional testing of thyroid health is sub-optimal. For instance, conventional doctors measure the level of TSH (thyroid-stimulating hormone) in the blood and occasionally, T4, which is the inactive thyroid hormone. Unfortunately, these tests do not accurately reflect the thyroid’s functioning. In addition, the reference ranges for these lab values are ineffective for picking up on hypothyroidism. It is common to have ‘normal’ lab results based on these lab findings, and actually, have an issue with your thyroid.

There are many reasons why the thyroid can become over or underactive. The most common cause of hypothyroidism is an autoimmune condition, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis; this is where the body attacks its thyroid gland resulting in low thyroid function. Also, nutrient deficiencies such as iodine, selenium, and zinc can prevent the thyroid from functioning correctly. On the other hand, the cause of hyperthyroidism is less understood; however, mold and other exposures are a possible cause.

Our Naturopathic Approach

Our Naturopathic approach focuses on identifying the underlying cause of why your thyroid is not functioning optimally. We use extensive specialized testing and take a whole person approach. For example, we evaluate all of your hormones – cortisol, thyroid, male/female – to address for imbalances which may be affecting one another. Also, we look into nutrient deficiencies and issues within the digestive tract which could be contributing. We pride ourselves on helping those who have been told their thyroid is ‘normal’ and helping them to regain their energy, vitality, and happiness.

Our Treatment Approach Includes

Targeted herbal supplements

Individualized nutritional counseling

Medications (when needed)

Mind-body sessions

Acupuncture

Homeopathy

IV therapy

Naturopathic Thyroid Treatment

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Male and Female Hormones

Naturopathic Hormone Treatment

Estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, and DHEA are our male and female hormones. To clarify, both males and females have all of these hormones, just different levels. As we age, our male and female hormone levels tend to go down. While this is a normal part of aging, many find that they do not feel as well as they did when they were younger. For example, lower levels of testosterone in men and women can affect libido, muscle mass, and energy. Fortunately, there are options, both hormonal and non-hormonal, which can help to restore hormone levels and help with these symptoms.

Hormone issue we treat

Polycystic ovarian disease (PCOS)

Infertility

Low libido

Peri-menopause/menopause

Low testosterone

Irregular/painful periods

PMS

Endometriosis

Hormonal hair loss

General hormone optimization

Our Naturopathic Approach

Unlike other clinics that offer hormone replacement, and spend very little time with you and looking into the reasons for your hormone imbalances, our Naturopathic approach focuses on identifying the factors which are causing your symptoms. We use state of the art advanced hormone testing, which not only looks at your hormone levels but assesses how your body is utilizing hormones and the effect they have on your body. We understand there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to hormone treatment. Therefore we offer entirely individualized treatment plans which may include bio-identical hormone, herbal therapies, lifestyle and diet changes, and more. In short, our goal is to help you feel better as a whole person.

Our Treatment Approach Includes

Bio-identical hormone (injection, creams, troche)

Targeted herbal supplements

Individualized nutritional counseling

Acupuncture

Homeopathy

IV therapy

Natruopathic Hormone Approach

We understand that hormone changes can affect your appearance and the way your skin looks and feels. We support your desire to look as great on the outside, as you feel on the inside. Visit our Medical Aesthetics page for more information on aesthetic services we provide. 

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