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Functional Medicine® Assessment

🔴 Notice: As part of our Acute Injury Treatment Practice, we now offer Functional Medicine Integrative Assessments and Treatments within our clinical scope for chronic degenerative disorders.  We first evaluate personal history, current nutrition, activity behaviors, toxic exposures, psychological and emotional factors, in tandem genetics.  We then can offer Functional Medicine Treatments in conjunction with our modern protocols. Learn More

Functional Medicine Explained

Hormone Balance

Hormone Balance: Hormones like estrogen, testosterone, adrenaline and insulin are extremely important chemical messengers that affect many aspects of one’s health. Hormones are secreted by various glands and organs, including the thyroid, adrenals, pituitary, ovaries, testicles and the pancreas. The entire endocrine system works together to control the level of hormones circulating throughout the body. And if one or more is imbalanced it can cause major health problems.

The most common symptoms of hormone imbalance include:

  • Infertility and irregular periods
  • Weight gain or weight loss (unexplained, not due to intentional changes in one’s diet)
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Low libido
  • Appetite changes
  • Issues with digestion
  • Hair thinning and loss

Symptoms of hormonal imbalances can range depending on what type of disorder or illness they cause. For example symptoms of diabetes include weight gain, appetite changes, nerve damage and eyesight problems.  Conventional treatments for hormone imbalances include synthetic hormone replacement therapies i.e. insulin injections, thyroid medications. However, with these types of treatments comes negative effects, such as medication dependency, serious side effects like stroke, osteoporosis, anxiety, reproductive problems, cancer and more. And with these synthetic treatments the symptoms aren’t treated but only masked. Fortunately, there are ways to acquire hormone balance naturally. For example stay away from oils high in omega-6 fats (safflower, sunflower, corn, canola, soybean and peanut). Instead utilize rich sources of natural omega-3’s (wild fish, flaxseed, chia seeds, walnuts and grass-fed animal products). For Answers to any questions you may have please call Dr. Jimenez at 915-850-0900

An Early Indication On Hyperinsulinemia

Do you feel: Agitated, easily upset, nervous? Like you crave sweets during the day? That eating sweets does not relieve… Read More

May 4, 2020

Balance Hormones Naturally El Paso, Texas

Keeping hormones in balance can be a tough challenge. There are many individuals with hormonal imbalances and they don't even… Read More

April 16, 2020

Functional Endocrinology: Menopause and Osteoporosis

Do you feel: Perimenopausal? Inflammation in the joints? Alternating menstrual cycle lengths? Hot flashes? Hormonal imbalances? If you are experiencing… Read More

January 24, 2020

Functional Endocrinology: Perimenopause

Do you feel: Hot flashes? Mental fogginess? Disinterest in sex? Mood swings? Increased vaginal pain, dryness, or itching? If you… Read More

January 22, 2020

Functional Endocrinology: Blood-Brain Barrier and The Endocrine System

Do you feel: Hormone imbalances? Craving sweets during the day? Weight gain? Overall sense of bloating? Shaky, jittery, or have… Read More

January 20, 2020

Functional Endocrinology: Andropause

Do you feel: A decreased libido? Difficulty urinating or dribbling Spells of mental fatigue? Decreased fullness of erection? Inability to… Read More

January 8, 2020

Functional Endocrinology: The Mind-Body Connection and Stress Part 2

Do you feel: Tired or sluggish? Muscle cramping? Afternoon fatigue? Agitated, easily upset, or nervous? Hormone imbalance? If you are… Read More

January 2, 2020

Functional Endocrinology: The Mind-Body Connection and Stress Part 1

Do you feel: Stressed out after a long day? Irritable if meals are missed? Shaky, jittery, or have tremors? Agitated,… Read More

December 31, 2019

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