What Can Hormone Testing Uncover?

Our bodies depend on all of the body systems working together as they were meant to do. This includes the release of hormones that tell our body systems what to do. For instance, estrogen has a profound effect on our moods and emotions.

When there is a hormonal imbalance of the sex hormones, the person could suddenly become overly emotional without a known cause. Anyone experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance should follow up with their doctor to undergo hormone testing according to a holistic medical practitioner in Holladay, Utah.

Common Signs/Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance

Below are some of the most common signs and symptoms of a hormonal imbalance. Some of the symptoms are indicative of one or a small group of hormones, and others can occur with all or more than one hormonal imbalance. These general hormone related symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Swings
  • Muscle Mass Loss
  • Increased Sensitivity to Temperature Changes
  • Night Sweats in Women Undergoing Menopause
  • Flushed Face
  • New Skin Rashes
  • Lack of Mental Clarity & Focus
  • Tremors
  • Dizziness
  • Dramatic Weight Loss or Weight Gain
  • Reduced Bone Density
  • Nail Changes
  • Increased or Decreased Hair Growth & Changes in Texture
  • Loss of Eyelashes or Eyebrows
  • Infertility
  • Increased Body Aches or Muscle Spasms
  • High or Low Blood Pressure, Heart Rate and/or Respirations
  • Feelings of Overwhelming Anxiety or Impending Doom

Doctors Can Order Hormone Tests

There are a large number of causes for hormonal imbalances that are best diagnosed by a professional doctor that practices holistic medicine. Report any of the above listed possible hormonal symptoms to your physician. Your doctor can order certain tests to help determine the underlying cause of the hormonal imbalance and which hormones are operating in a manner that is not intended.

Causes of Hormonal Imbalances

Some of the possible causes of a hormonal imbalance include:

  • Diabetes
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Addison’s Disease
  • Turner Syndrome
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome
  • Cushing Syndrome
  • Pancreatitis & Many More

Another cause for abnormal hormone function include traumatic injuries that impact the hormone source, certain disease processes, exposure to toxins, dietary changes or nutritional deficits, medication reactions and ageing process.

Women may have hormonal fluctuations during her monthly cycle, when pregnant, while breastfeeding and during menopause. Men too undergo hormonal changes later in life. Learn more about hormonal testing by contacting Genesis Chiropractic.