Hormonal Issues and Disease
 
Hormonal Issues and Diseases don't just effect the sex hormones our bodies are controlled by a myriad of hormones!
 
Adrenal (not Cushing's Disease and not Addison's Disease)
  • LIFETIME STRESS!
  • Adrenal Fatigue
    • Severe morning fatigue
    • Need caffeine to keep you going
    • Depression
    • Wired and tired
    • High Glycemic Diet or High Sugar Diet
    • Craving salty or sweet snacks
    • Chronic Fatigue
    • Loss of libido
    • Abdominal girth weight gain
    • Symptoms of hypothyroidism
    • Hypothyroidism - inability of body to metabolize thyroid hormones
    • Chronic infection, in particular upper respiratory
    • Difficulty bouncing back from illness
    • Allergies
    • Associated with auto-immune disease
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Over exercising and elite athletes
    • Exercise causes fatigue
    • Job burn-out
    • Doctors say you're just depressed or they say you're ok
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Thyroid
  • Hypothyroid
    • Depression
    • Fatigue
    • Cold intolerance
    • Loss of libido
    • Weight gain - most obvious in the hips and thighs
    • Hair loss and dry hair
    • Loss of outer third of eyebrow hair
    • Brittle finger nails
    • Cold hands or feet
    • Poor memory and focus
    • Dry skin
    • Constipation
    • Sex hormone imbalance
    • Can have heavy menses
    • IT'S NOT A LABORATORY DIAGNOSIS IT IS A CLINICAL DIAGNOSIS - the norms are too broad
  • Hashimoto's Hypothyroidism
    • Positive for thyroid antibodies
    • Auto-immune disease
    • Sometimes difficult to convert T4 to T3
    • Exhibits all symptoms of hypothyroidism
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Insulin
  • SYNDROME X or Dysmetabolic Syndrome
    • Insulin Resistance - Increased glucose
    • Central obesity (belly fat)
    • Hypertension
    • Hyperlipidemia or high cholesterol
    • Loss of libido
  • Can cause adrenal fatigue
  • Early Type II Diabetes or AODM
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Sex Hormones
  • PMS
  • Peri-Menopause
    • Estrogen dominance
    • Depression
    • Sleeplessness
    • Mood changes (Anxiety, Irritability and Rage)
    • Migraine headaches
    • Weight gain
    • Musculoskeletal changes (including osteoporosis and osteopenia)
    • Skin changes
    • Increased or decreased bleeding
    • Anovulatory cycles
    • Change in libido
    • Breast tenderness and other breast issues
    • Hot flashes and night sweats
    • Vaginal dryness
    • Urinary symptoms
    • Symptoms of Hypothyroidism
  • Menopause
    • No period in 1 year
    • All the symptoms of perimenopause
  • PCOS - Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
    • Acne
    • Facial hair
    • Ovarian cysts
    • Insulin resistance
    • Progesterone deficiency
  • Endometriosis
    • Heavy painful menses
  • Andropause DON"T FORGET - Men have hormonal issues too!
    • Libido
    • Sexual dysfunction
    • Fatigue
    • "Depression"
    • Muscle mass loss
    • Belly fat
    • Breast development
    • Osteoporosis

 

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Carol Lipper, M.D., LLC
Phone: 303-746-0110