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How are your Hormone Levels?

24 Nov

How are your Hormone Levels?

Hormones play such an important role in our health, from balancing our blood sugar to helping us wake up in the morning.  At our wellness clinic in  Mississauga we discuss hormone levels often with our patients! Not sure if your hormone levels are a problem? Fill in the questionnaire below or connect to us for testing!

Are your hormone or cortisol levels normal throughout the day?

Are you feeling great in the morning but burnt out by lunch?

Have a stubborn belly even though you work out everyday and eat healthfully?

Do you feel like your “hormones are out of whack”?

Here is an example of a test that we offer at Erin mills Optimum Health in Mississauga:

cortisol hormone test example
Here is an example of a test that we offer at Erin mills Optimum Health in Mississauga. Our Naturopathic Doctors can requisition this test, interpret the results and help develop a plan so that you can start feeling amazing and shape-shift your way into the holidays.

Our Naturopathic Doctors can requisition this test, interpret the results and help develop a plan so that you can start feeling amazing and shape-shift your way into the holidays.

Call us for more info!

Take the questionnaire below to discover more about your hormone levels:

HORMONE LEVEL QUESTIONAIRRE
Download the word file of the hormone level questionnaire here.

Please check any of the following that you are currently experiencing:

Sex hormones 1A:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Foggy thinking
  • Memory lapses
  • Incontinence
  • Tearfulness
  • Depression
  • Heart palpitations
  • Bone loss

Sex hormones 1B:

  • Mood swings
  • Breast tenderness
  • Water retention
  • Foggy thinking
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Fibrocystic breasts
  • Weight gain-hips
  • Bleeding changes
  • Headaches
  • Uterine fibroids
  • Cold body temperature
  • Fatigue

Sex hormones 2:

  • Acne
  • Oily skin
  • Excess facial/body hair
  • Weight gain
  • Insulin resistance
  • Polycystic ovaries
  • Irritability
  • Loss of scalp hair.

Adrenal hormones 1:

  • Fatigue
  • Allergies
  • Aching muscles
  • Feeling cold
  • Neck stiffness
  • Increased sluggishness
  • “burned out” feeling
  • low sex drive
  • Feel unable to cope

Adrenal hormones 2:

  • Irritable
  • “tired but wired” feeling
  • weight gain waist loss of muscle mass
  • bone loss
  • high blood pressure
  • insulin resistance
  • low sex drive
  • Impaired memory
  • Loss of scalp hair
  • Depression

 

We will posts the answers to the questionnaire next week and you can see where you are balanced and where you may need some support.
IN health,
Kirsten Almon – Naturopathic Doctor in Mississauga at Erin Mills Optimum Health

A 2015 book that hits on hormones and how we look/medicate/address their effects in society is:

Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sleep You’re Missing, the Sex You’re Not Having, and What’s Really Making You Crazy

Julie Holland is an American psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology.
She has great take home points that hit on how the hormonal changes at different times of your cycle and at different points of your life have purpose, meaning, and can be addressed.  She does talk about medications from many standpoints, including the ability to naturally overcome the need for them through efforts towards yourself, body, and nature.  Worth looking into if you are confused with your hormones and if you would like to be empowered by them.
Be curious, learn, and ask questions.

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