Hormones are often the unsung heroes of the human body, working quietly behind the scenes to regulate numerous critical functions. When your hormones become unbalanced, the effects can be widespread, but the team at FoRM Health PDX in Portland, Oregon, can help with comprehensive testing and supplementation as needed. To explore hormone therapy in greater detail, book a consultation online or by phone today.
Hormones are often called the chemical messengers of the human body. They move freely throughout your bloodstream to various organs and tissues. Healthy hormones are crucial to the aging process. Hormone functions include:
Even though hormones are tiny, they pack a lot of power. Too many or too few hormones can cause serious problems.
The team at FoRM Health PDX has extensive experience diagnosing hormonal imbalance. The process begins with an in-depth discussion of your symptoms, which often reveals enough information to indicate a hormonal issue.
Lab testing can provide more insight into your hormonal balance. There are numerous tests to choose from, some of which require a blood sample and others that can be performed using a urine or saliva sample.
Many symptoms can indicate hormonal imbalance. Both men and women might complain of:
In women, signs of hormonal imbalance might include:
In men, signs of hormonal imbalance might include:
If you notice any unusual changes, schedule a diagnostic exam at FoRM Health PDX to find answers and explore treatment options.
There are numerous ways to address hormonal imbalance, and your practitioner works with you to find the right path for your needs and goals. Typically, lifestyle changes including dietary improvements, stress management and regular exercise, are foundational to balancing hormones.
Supplements and herbs are safe and effective options for supporting healthy hormone levels naturally. When more support is needed, bioidentical hormone therapy is a consideration.
Bioidentical hormone therapy involves the use of plant-based formulations which are indistinguishable from the hormones naturally produced by your body. Options include injections, topical creams and formulations that dissolve under your tongue.
If you’d like to learn more about your hormone levels and hormone therapy options, book an appointment today. Online scheduling is always available, or you’re welcome to call or stop by the office to check appointment availability.