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DR. TONI BARK

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Thyroid/Adrenal/Hormonal Therapies

Hormone therapy

Hormonal imbalances are among the most commonly undiagnosed conditions in the U.S. Millions of men and women experience the daily ups and downs of imbalanced hormones, whether due to reproductive issues, adrenal fatigue, or thyroid disorders like hypothyroidism. Instead of turning to synthetic hormones and prescription drugs that can wreak further havoc on the body, we believe in natural solutions that bring balance to the body’s hormonal system.

Did you know…

Hypothyroidism is most likely to occur in women and people over age 50. Adrenal fatigue is caused by prolonged stress and is thought to affect 2 in 3 people to some degree. By the year 2025, an estimated 40 million women will have a hormonal imbalance of some kind.

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of hypothyroidism, adrenal fatigue, and gender-related hormonal imbalance?

Hypothyroidism
Fatigue
Dry skin
Constipation
Sensitivity to cold
Irregular menstruation

Adrenal Fatigue
Chronic fatigue/difficulty getting out of bed
Difficulty concentrating
Difficulty coping with stress
Feeling like an ‘evening person; most energetic at night

Hormonal Imbalance
Low libido
Anxiety and/or depression
Weight gain
Insomnia and fatigue
Hot flashes (women)
Loss of muscle mass

How can you diagnose hormonal imbalances and disorders of hormone-producing glands?

If you have the symptoms of hormonal imbalance, adrenal fatigue or hypothyroidism, we invite you to schedule an appointment with us for an exam and consultation. We will evaluate your symptoms and run tests to determine whether you are deficient in hormones or have a hormonal condition that may be manageable with certain lifestyle changes and holistic treatment.

What types of hormone treatments are available for these conditions?

Treatment is available for each of these conditions, and it doesn’t have to be synthetic or invasive. We believe in natural thyroid hormone replacement, as well as bioidentical hormone therapy for people with estrogen, progesterone, and androgen imbalances. If we believe a patient to have adrenal fatigue, we will may suggest adopting stress management techniques, better sleep habits, regular exercise, and a healthy diet to manage the condition and reverse it.