The endocrine system plays a huge role in your overall health and how well your body functions. This system is comprised of a number of different glands, all of which are responsible for creating and releasing hormones in the body. These hormones are essentially chemical messengers, bringing information and instructions to various parts of the body to help every system work properly. When the endocrine system isn’t functioning as it should be, almost every other part and function of the body is affected, including respiration, metabolism, movement, growth, sensory perception, and sexual development. Thankfully, a Charlotte chiropractor can help with hormonal imbalances, allowing you to regulate your endocrine system, helping you to decrease your likelihood of sickness, dysfunction, and disease.
What Are the Signs That I Have a Hormonal Imbalance?
You may already know that you have a hormonal imbalance if you recently had blood work done or if you’ve had other hormonal tests done. If you’re experiencing confusing or strange symptoms, however, and you’re not sure what’s causing them, it will serve you well to dig deeper into the problems associated with hormonal imbalances.
Some symptoms of an imbalance within the endocrine system include the following:
- Inconsistent body temperature
- Excessive hunger or thirst
- Persistent urge to urinate
- Mood swings
- Reproductive issues
- Growth development concerns
- Insulin or blood sugar problems
- Irregular heart rate
- Unpredictable calorie burning
- Excessive weight gain or loss
- Frequent abdominal pain or nausea
- Sleep troubles
- Sexual challenges
- Hair loss
If you’re experiencing any of these conditions, consider getting your hormone levels checked. Along with stress, genetics, and environmental factors, an improperly-working endocrine system can wreak havoc on your health and wellbeing. Additionally, going through certain life changes, such as menopause, can bring about everyday challenges due to the endocrine system, and these can be significantly improved upon with chiropractic care.
How Can Chiropractic Help Hormonal Imbalances?
Fortunately, a lot can be done to improve the health of your endocrine system and to improve the balance of your hormones. The majority of the glands responsible for endocrine health and hormonal balance are centrally located near your spine, and they receive messages regarding function via the spinal cord. When the spine is misaligned, even in the slightest, the endocrine system can misinterpret or completely miss the messages from the brain regarding appropriate hormone production. A neurologically-based chiropractor like Dr. Grant Lisetor will gently adjust the spine with perfect precision to improve brain to body communication and increase the function of the endocrine system. When this system is working well, hormones are produced and released properly and in a balanced way, allowing for the entire body to work more effectively to achieve optimal health.
To learn more about the lifelong benefits of Charlotte chiropractic care, contact Dr. Grant Lisetor and his team at Greater Life Chiropractic. Not only will you learn about the science behind chiropractic, but you’ll also experience the life-changing impact it can have on your overall health and wellness. Dr. Grant and his staff are passionate about bringing about improvement to the health and body function of all those in the greater Charlotte area, and they look forward to hearing from you soon.
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