Hormone Evaluations

Alpha Health Care -  - Weight Loss Specialist

Alpha Health Care

Weight Loss Specialist located in Encino, CA & Sawtelle, West Los Angeles, CA

Hormone Evaluations Specialist
When hormones are out of balance, the body suffers. Alpha Health Care offers hormone evaluations for patients throughout greater Los Angeles, California in order to help them achieve internal balance for optimal health. Persons in the areas of Encino, Woodland Hills, Pasadena, West Los Angeles, and Westlake Village are encouraged to visit.

Hormonal Evaluations Q & A

What is the purpose of a hormone evaluation?

Hormones affect a person’s quality of life including energy levels, sleeping habits, proper functioning of the organs, bones, and soft tissues, managing stress, thinking patterns, and weight control. It is not uncommon for these hormones to be thrown out of their balance and need to be readjusted. Hormonal dysfunction can occur because of dietary influences, like the effects of sugar or refined flour, or the presence of foreign chemicals and heavy metals. Chronic stress can also be a factor in disturbing hormonal balance. The balance of hormones is vital for health. A proper hormone evaluation by an experienced doctor is the first step in understanding the factors which can cause disruption and restore that balance of these delicate hormones.

What aspects of hormonal balance are most important?

The hormones most responsible for the treatment of chronic disease are grouped into four areas: insulin resistance, thyroid dysfunction, stress response and adrenal insufficiency, and sex hormone dysfunction and sleep hormones. Hormones and nutrition are inherently connected. For example, if a person has hypothyroidism he or she doesn’t produce the proper digestive enzymes and may not absorb important nutrients. On the other hand, if a person doesn’t absorb enough selenium and iodine his or her thyroid cannot manufacture hormones. Diet, exercise, nutrient support, and supplementation are some of the most effective tools Alpha Health Care uses to correct these imbalances.

What are the symptoms of hormonal imbalances?

Some of the most common symptoms of hormonal imbalances are:

  • Persistent weight gain – Other than weight gain from poor lifestyle choices, many people have underlying hormonal imbalances that make it difficult to maintain a healthy weight.
  • Belly fat and loss of muscle mass - When your endocrine system is under stress there's an underproduction of certain hormones and an overproduction of others that makes your body store fat for future use, making an increase in belly fat a clue to adrenal fatigue.
  • Low libido - One of the most noticeable symptoms of hormonal imbalance is low libido, which starts with disturbed sleep. Without quality sleep sex hormone production can diminish.
  • Anxiety, irritability, and depression - Anxiety and depression are clues that you have an imbalance, toxicity, are overworked, stressed out, and most likely aren't nourishing your body the way it needs.
  • Fatigue - Feeling sluggish, scattered, or mentally foggy.
  • Insomnia and poor sleep patterns
  • Cravings
  • Night sweats

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