HORMONE BALANCING

“Balancing my hormones has greatly improved the quality of my life! Without hot flashes all night I’m able to sleep and be the loving caring wife and mother that I truly am.” – Carol

Many men and women in today's society complain of symptoms caused by hormonal imbalance. These symptoms may include fatigue, unexplained weight gain, sleeplessness, hot flashes, emotional instability, excessive worry, and depression. Symptoms like these may result from imbalances in the thyroid, adrenal glands, and/or ovaries/testes. Hormone imbalances often arise after prolonged periods of stress, poor nutrition, use of synthetic hormones, pregnancy, or surrounding menopause.

Dr. Baker offers both blood and saliva hormone testing to identify the cause "hormonal" symptoms. The goal of testing is to understand what deficiencies and/or excesses in hormone levels exist. Most medical doctors prescribe hormones without testing baseline hormone status. These prescriptions can effectively erase symptoms, but generally do not bring the body back into hormonal balance. They can even aggravate hormone imbalances, and set the patient up for the development of breast cancer, heart disease, or other more serious diseases. Balancing hormones relieves symptoms, brings the body back into a state of health, and may reverse disease processes.

To treat hormone imbalance, Dr. Baker uses drugless alternative therapies first. Most hormone imbalance can be corrected with gentle treatments such as lifestyle modification, nutrition, and herbal remedies. If hormone supplementation is necessary, Dr. Baker prescribes bio-identical hormones (those that are structurally identical to natural hormones made by the body).