Having a hormonal imbalance simply means that you have either too much or not enough of a particular hormone. The smallest change in hormones can have significant effects on your entire body. Hormone levels may change and fluctuate with age. Fluctuations may also occur as a result of a variety of other factors. We offer hormonal balance treatments here at Equilibrium Spinal Care in Oakland.
Signs and Symptoms
Your overall health can really depend on your hormones. The symptoms that you experience will depend on which glands are not functioning properly or which hormones are out of balance within your body. Signs or symptoms of hormonal imbalances that can be the same for both men and women and include:
- Excess fat or a hump between the shoulders
- Weight gain
- Muscle weakness
- Stiffness, tenderness, muscle aches
- Swelling, stiffness, or pain in your joints
- An increase in thirst or hunger
- Decrease in sex drive
- Irritability, anxiety, or nervousness
- Dry skin
- Rounded face
- Puffy face
- Pink or purple stretch parks
While these symptoms are nonspecific, remember that just because you may experience any of these symptoms, it doesn’t mean that you have a hormonal imbalance.
What Causes Hormonal Imbalances?
There are many causes of hormonal imbalance. It really depends on the glands or hormones that are affected. Causes can include:
- Hormone therapy
- Chemotherapy and other cancer treatments
- Eating disorders
- Trauma or injury
- Pituitary tumors
Hormonal imbalances can be a symptom of serious conditions, such as:
- Diabetes (type 1 and type 2)
- Addison's disease
- Cushing syndrome
Chiropractic care can help in treating your hormonal imbalance through the use of National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). NUCCA has so many benefits, and it works by making precise and slow adjustments along the upper cervical spine. This allows chiropractors to treat underlying problems such as nerve issues, and much more. Symptoms are also alleviated directly at the source. This results in a relief of blood pressure that isn’t normal, and hormonal imbalances. To reiterate, hormone imbalances may be resolved by spinal readjustments. This will help to address the main cause of your imbalance. The body will then be able to restore itself once and for all.
To schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, give us a call here at Equilibrium Spinal Care in Oakland. We look forward to making your healing journey a relaxing one.