Hormones are arguably one of the most important molecules in the body. They are essentially the messengers of the body. They send important messages to all tissues and organs of the body and control appetite, sleep, metabolism, digestion, reproductive function and more.
Overproduction, or underproduction of any hormone can be problematic.
A hormone imbalance can be the result of several different mechanisms, thus the clinical presentation is quite varied. Some signs and symptoms are:
While there are several different causes and mechanisms at play, some common causes of a hormonal imbalance can be the result of:
Dr. Paiano works closely with her patients to correctly diagnosis and determine the root cause of the imbalance through an extensive intake and health history, a physical exam, and laboratory testing (hormone panels, functional testing).
Treatment plans are made on an individual basis, taking into account diagnosis, health history, and biochemical uniqueness. Dr. Paiano uses an evidence-based approach to put together treatment plans that include a combination of botanicals, orthomolecular medicine, nutrition counselling, stress management, improved sleep, detoxification support, blood sugar regulation, and more.