Hormone Imbalance And How To Treat Menopause

by Dr. Jason Barker February 14, 2017

Causes Of Hormone Imbalance

Women’s hormones become imbalanced from things like estrogen dominance, having children, stress, diet, lifestyle and aging, just to name a few.

Hormone imbalances, including estrogen dominance can show up as severe premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) in younger women, to irritability in middle-aged women, to hot flashes, night sweats and other symptoms in peri- and post-menopausal women.

Hormone imbalance and estrogen dominance can have many symptoms such as:

  • Irritability
  • Migraines
  • Hot flashes
  • Fatigue
  • Night sweats
  • Low libido (sex drive)
  • Vaginal dryness and/or atrophy
  • Insomnia
  • Rapid aging (skin)
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Aches and pains
  • Weight gain
  • Poor thyroid function

Hormones are the body’s fountain of youth. As we age, their production declines or is easily affected by our environment whether it’s stress, chemicals or nutrition. Keeping hormones in balance keeps the whole system in balance while imbalanced hormones continue to cause more and more problems that have wide-reaching effects on your health.

At its worst, hormone imbalance leads to bone fractures (osteoporosis), heart disease, cognitive decline (dementia), sexual dysfunction, and a host of mental-emotional problems like irritability, depression and anxiety. Achieving hormone balance can prevent many of these conditions.

Natural hormone replacement and natural hormone therapy is preferable over the synthetic hormones (progestins) or those derived from pregnant horse’s urine (Premarin).

If you think your hormones are out of balance, you are probably right. MANY adult women, of all ages struggle with hormonal issues. It’s also always a good idea to have a checkup and annual exam with your doctor if you’re having hormonal balance issues. And, remember to perform a self-breast exam once a month, preferably after your period.

Here are some of our most effective menopause natural remedies:

Menopause formula contains several herbal remedies and is great for treating hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia and irritability.

Progonol contains plant-derived progesterone and is a great natural hormone replacement for irregular periods, fatigue, irritability, insomnia and hot flashes.

Transitions is a natural hormone therapy for peri-menopausal hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia and moodiness.

Ostaderm is another natural hormone therapy for menopausal women with intense hot flashes, night sweats, fatigue, insomnia and irritability.

Indolplex contains diindolemethane (DIM), which is a potent natural chemical that removes excess estrogen from the body. This is useful in estrogen dominance.

Calcium-D-Glucarate helps the body detoxify excess estrogen in heavy periods or conditions of estrogen dominance.

DHEA can help raise testosterone levels in women with low libido.

Bio-PMT is great for relieving severe PMS symptoms.

For other problems associated with hormone imbalance:

Sleep Easy is what we use for people with the toughest sleep problems.

Fish oils are important for overall hormone balance.

B6 Complex provides extra vitamin B6, which assists in pulling magnesium into the cells, providing a muscle relaxing effect for cramping.

Dr. Jason Barker
Dr. Jason Barker


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