Are you experiencing unexplainable anxiety, fatigue, or excess stress? These are often signs of a compromise in the endocrine system, a network of glands in the body that create necessary hormones for proper organ functionality. If there is a compromise in your endocrine system, you may experience a wide array of symptoms, some of the most common being stress, weight gain, lethargy, or anxiety. The Wellness Makeover Doctor in Mesa is excited to offer endocrine medicine to hone in on and correct the cause of your symptoms so you can lead a happier, healthier quality of life. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation! We are excited to hear from you!
The thyroid gland is located in the front of the neck just along the front of the windpipe below the Adam’s apple. This gland creates several vital hormones responsible for many functions throughout the body: metabolic function, body temperature, and even our development and growth. If the thyroid gland doesn’t produce a balanced amount of hormones, it can lead to a range of symptoms including:
- Slower or faster heart rate
- Abnormal weight gain or loss
- Constipation or diarrhea
Symptoms are generally based on whether you may have hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, where production of the thyroid hormone is either significantly increased or decreased, respectively.
Located on top of each kidney, the adrenal glands are responsible for creating sex hormones as well as cortisol, a hormone that aids in the body’s response to stress. With an adrenal gland disorder such as Cushing’s syndrome or Addison’s disease, the body may produce either too much or too little cortisol respectively. In turn, a deficiency or an excess of this hormone can significantly impact metabolic and sexual function in the body while influencing other symptoms including:
- High blood pressure
- Bone or muscle weakness
- Abnormal weight gain or loss
- Depression or irritability
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- And more
The pituitary gland acts as the endocrine system’s “master gland,” using the info it receives from the brain to direct other glands on what to do. This gland is responsible for creating many hormones, some of which pertain to growth, breast milk creation, and estrogen and testosterone management. Some signs of a compromise in the pituitary gland include:
- Frequent headaches
- Difficulty sleeping
- Mood swings
- Erectile dysfunction in men
- Irregular periods in women
- Abnormal weight gain
Endocrine Medicine at The Wellness Makeover Doctor
One cutting-edge solution we are proud to offer to help your endocrine system perform its very best is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. While deficient hormone production is a natural part of aging, it can lead to disruptions in the endocrine systems performance and with it, symptoms that can impact your quality of life. Through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, we can safely and effectively restore hormone balance in the body and address the root cause of your symptoms, helping you secure a future of comfort and happiness.
Learn more about Endocrine Medicine!
Led by Dr. Laura Markison, a fully licensed naturopathic medical practitioner, The Wellness Makeover Doctor in Mesa, Arizona is your leading destination for the most advanced solutions toward graceful, happier living including endocrine medicine.
Dr. Markison and her team specialize in holistic and integrative approaches, treating the person as a whole and effectively addressing the cause rather than simply remedying the symptoms. Contact us today to schedule your initial consultation and explore which of our wellness makeover solutions are right for you. We can’t wait to hear from you!