Hormone Imbalances Specialist

East West Integrative Health Clinic

Lisa Rosenberger, ND, LAc

Naturopathic Doctor & Acupuncturist serving Branford, Guilford, New Haven, and East Haven, CT

Unbalanced hormones can send you on a roller coaster of health and emotional issues like night sweats, mood swings, hair loss, insomnia, hot flashes, and low libido. At East West Integrative Health Clinic, Dr. Lisa Rosenberger ND, LAc, balances your hormones and restores your quality of life. If you’re in or near Branford, Connecticut, schedule a hormone consultation or book your appointment online.

Hormone Imbalances Q & A

What are hormones?

Your endocrine glands continuously secrete chemicals, or hormones, that act as messengers to control most of your main bodily functions. Hormones play a vital role in processes like mood, reproduction, and hunger. A few of the primary hormone-producing glands in your body include:

  • Pancreas: manufactures insulin to stabilize blood sugar
  • Adrenal: regulates cortisol, your stress hormone
  • Ovaries: secrete female sex hormones like estrogen and progesterone
  • Testes: make sperm and secrete male sex hormones like testosterone
  • Pituitary: oversees all hormone production and function
  • Thyroid: regulates metabolism and heart rate

What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?

Hormones impact virtually every aspect of our health and happiness. When you have a hormone imbalance, you can experience any or all of these frustrating problems:

  • Fatigue
  • Poor sleep
  • Nightly sweating
  • Irritability or mood swings
  • Dry skin
  • Hair loss
  • Brain fog
  • Depression
  • Low sex drive
  • Anxiety
  • Infertility

What causes hormone imbalance?

When everything is working correctly in your body, your hormones regulate themselves and do their jobs just as they should. Unfortunately, due to a variety of circumstances, they can become disordered and imbalanced. Some of the factors that disrupt your hormones are:

  • Life stage events: puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, or menopause
  • Chronic or acute stress
  • Certain medications, such as steroids or birth control
  • Chronic illnesses
  • Inadequate nutrition
  • Toxic influences
  • Cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy or radiation

How is hormone imbalance treated?

The signs and symptoms of hormone imbalance can seem general and may be vague or intermittent. Dr. Rosenberger is specially trained in the causes and clues of imbalance and has helped hundreds of men and women balance their hormones and restore their vitality.

To determine how to treat you, Dr. Rosenberger begins with metabolic and/or hormone testing and a physical examination. Treatment options vary depending on what’s causing your hormone imbalance. Dr. Rosenberger takes a whole-body approach to customize a treatment plan that addresses your unique needs and concerns.

Common treatments include:

  • Chinese medicine
  • Functional medicine
  • Mind-body therapies
  • Nutritional guidance and support
  • Supplement and medicine adjustments
  • Estrogen therapy
  • Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy

Balanced hormones are critical to your overall health and well-being. If you think your hormones are out of balance, turn to East West Integrative Health Clinic for individualized care. Call the office for an appointment or book online.