Keep Your Hormones in Balance with Chiropractic Care
If you think your only option is hormone replacement drug therapy to stave off the side effects of an age-related hormone imbalance, think again. Chiropractic care offers an all-natural, highly effective way to help balance hormones from the inside out.
What are Hormones?
Hormones are messenger chemicals produced in the body’s endocrine glands. They travel through the body’s bloodstream and perform a variety of functions in the body like:
- Guiding growth and development
- Responding to stress
- Regulating metabolism and weight
- Balancing moods
- Prompting the reproductive system
- Regulating sleep patterns
- Maintaining memory function
The brain signals the endocrine glands to release hormones at the appropriate times. Hormones travel to the appropriate place in the body and bind with tissues that match their hormone receptors.
However, if these delicate balances go awry due to the normal aging process or another life event, hormones don’t remain balanced. If this happens, you may notice symptoms related to a hormone imbalance. These may include:
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Difficulty sleeping
- Water retention
- Mood swings and moodiness
- Hair loss or abnormal growth
- Memory loss
- Decreased sex drive
While women in menopause most frequently suffer from the ill effects of a hormone imbalance, men of all ages and younger women can experience symptoms. Other than aging, causes of hormone imbalance include:
- Sedentary lifestyle
- Poor nutrition
- Environmental toxins
- Birth Control Pills
Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Restoring Hormone Balance
Dr. Michlin is the only Board Certified Atlas Orthogonist in North Texas. In aligning the atlas (the top bone in the spine) the communication between the brain and the body and the body and the brain is opened up. Hormones are released and regulated by the brain. If there is an interruption in your nervous system, it can affect your body’s natural hormone production. Chiropractic adjustments can remove minor misalignments in the vertebrae, which restores nervous system function throughout your spine and body.
In addition, we may recommend diet changes and exercise to help regulate your hormones. Eating an unhealthy diet is not only bad for your waistline; it is bad for your hormones. Nutrient deficiencies can cause decreased hormone levels, and by increasing your consumption of foods that contain the nutrients you need, your body will start to heal itself and stabilize your hormone levels.
Exercise can also improve your hormone levels. Low muscle tone and excess weight can lead to a decrease in testosterone levels, which results in irritability, mood swings and low libido. Exercising on a regular basis and building muscle mass can lower weight and raise hormone levels naturally.
Do you suffer from a hormone imbalance? What symptoms do you experience?