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At The Wellness Loft, we don’t just prescribe hormones, we find it much more gratifying to solve the problem. While hormonal changes are a natural part of certain life transitions like puberty and menopause, others happen as the result of chronic stress and exhausted coping. Whether you are struggling with the symptoms of menopause, andropause, thyroid dysfunction, infertility, or adrenal fatigue – we can help.
Restore your body’s natural ability to thrive!
Why is Hormonal Health Important?
Hormones are the chemical messengers of the endocrine system, controlling every metabolic process from growth and development to digestion, sleep cycle, and reproduction. In fact, survival itself is largely attributable to these miraculous messengers, as cortisol is the hormone that our body produces to fuel the fight or flight response. However, on a biochemical level, the body does not differentiate between a life-threatening stressor and a simple nuisance, so our modern lifestyles have most of us in a state of cortisol overdrive!
Using an integrative and functional approach to your hormonal health, we will explore the signaling pathways to identify the underlying problem. We will remove the obstacles and environmental saboteurs that are preventing your body from doing what it is designed to do, and develop a personalized plan to support optimal endocrine function.
Menopause does not happen instantaneously, but a gradual decline that brings an end to female fertility. A woman’s estrogen and progesterone levels drop throughout menopause, which prevents menstrual cycles from occurring.
A woman is considered to be in menopause when she’s had no menstrual cycles for 12 months.
It is vital to a woman’s health to have balanced hormones. But in menopause, when levels are dropping, a deficiency of one hormone can trigger a relative excess of another and result in common imbalances, including: hot flashes, insomnia, increased belly fat, decreased energy, stamina and sex drive, and low estrogen levels.
Middle aged men are just as susceptible to an age-related drop in hormone production as women. The main male hormone testosterone begins to decline, which is what is known as andropause, or “male menopause.”
A man’s body naturally produces less testosterone as he gets older. By mid-forties, testosterone levels can be down by 40%. Lifestyle factors such as excessive stress, weight gain and lack of exercise can lower levels even further, impacting stamina, and sex drive.
Common symptoms include a subtle downward shift in energy and strength, usually followed by lack of enthusiasm for life’s challenges like work and competition.
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“Dr. Kimbi is absolutely incredible! Her kindness and caring is unmatched, and she is an absolutely amazing provider. She is incredibly compassionate and patient, and takes the time to help each patient feel heard. After years of struggling with my hormones, weight, and mood, she has been able to help me feel so much better in my skin.”