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Functional Clinic for Balanced Hormones

Biological clock

What is Hormonal Imbalance?

As we age our hormone levels change. Hormones control our body systems, so changes in the amount of hormones affects the way our body behaves. We undergo a slow decline in levels of sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone, testosterone), cholesterol, thyroid hormones, aldosterone, DHEA and melatonin, among others. Decline in hormone levels is often accompanied by the development of chronic disease including diabetes, osteoporosis, impaired cognition, and obesity, as well as alterations in libido and erectile function and an increase in frailty. Many other factors contribute to imbalance of hormone levels including stress, prescription medications, nutrient deficiencies, poor liver function, certain foods such as too much sugar, constipation, genetics and chemicals in our food that mimic estrogen. Hormonal changes can occur as early as your mid-30s. This program is for anyone who is interested in proactively addressing the subtle and early signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalances and their causes.

Who is this for?

Anyone having challenges with the changes associated with aging.

Women starting menopause or men with low testosterone.

Individuals who are experiencing subtle signs of hormonal imbalance.

What are the Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalances?

  • Hair loss
  • Excessive hair
  • Dry skin
  • Dry eyes
  • Dry vagina or atrophy
  • Arthritic and joint pain
  • Decreased muscle mass and/or low bone mass
  • Infertility
  • Bloating and weight gain around the belly, thigh and hips
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Fluid retention
  • Loss of sex drive
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Low energy
  • Low or high cholesterol
  • PCOS
  • Constipation
  • Memory issues - forgetfulness, inability to remember names
  • Low mood
  • Irritability
  • Increased anxiety
  • Insomnia and sleep disturbance
  • PMS
  • Natural or surgical menopause

What is Functional Medicine?

Longevity

Optimizing hormones to support normal metabolism.

Mindset

Supporting mental health with hormone balance, diet and lifestyle recommendations.

Microbiome

Correcting nutritional deficiencies and its causes. Individualized Food Plan and Supplements.

Individualized Prescription

Adrenal Support, Thyroid, and Bioidentical Hormones

Functional medicine takes a personalized approach to healthcare, recognizes the uniqueness of each individual and incorporates a natural approach in conjunction with standard conventional medicine. Functional medicine incorporates:
  • Genetics
  • Diet
  • Lifestyle
  • Environment
  • Economic status
  • Specialized testing such as hormone levels, gluten sensitivity, fatty acid profiles, insulin sensitivity, and food intolerance testing

Costs

Initial Intake $650

The initial intake includes the following:
  • Initial clinic visit with physical and testing and follow-up to review results
  • 6 week and 3 month appointments for reassessment and follow up blood work review (total of 6 clinic/phone appointments).
  • When hormones are balanced, biannual visits are $200 ($140 when on a Pure North Plan) including follow up blood work review (total of 4 clinic/phone visits).
Deanna Sykes, NP

Health Practitioner

Deanna Sykes, Family Practice Nurse Practitioner and Certified Functional Medicine Provider, has completed Advanced Hormone Training from the Center of Compounding Pharmacy Accreditation (CCPA).

For her complete bio, have a look at our staff page.