Our Chiropractors in Arlington Heights, IL Discuss How Hormonal Imbalance Can Lead To Weight Gain
As we get older, many things change, including our hormones. While some hormone fluctuations are natural, others can be caused by a variety of emotional and environmental factors. If you think your hormones are causing weight gain, you may be correct. Our Chiropractic specialists at Arlington Chiropractic Clinic may have the answers that you’ve been looking for.
What Causes Hormonal Imbalance?
The reasons for hormonal imbalance can be myriad- stress, menopause, diet, exercise, pregnancy, autoimmune conditions, environmental. These are just some of the reasons for hormonal imbalances. It's possible that you may have more than one factor contributing to your hormonal imbalance, and it's key to get to the root cause.
How Can Hormonal Imbalance Affect Weight Gain?
One of the most common types of hormonal imbalances that cause weight gain is excess estrogen. Estrogen causes the body to store fat, and it's also responsible for those pesky sugar cravings that can make you feel powerless against donuts and chocolate. Estrogen can create a vicious cycle within the body. Estrogen causes an increase in fatty tissue growth. The new fatty tissue, in turn, produces more estrogen. It's easy for this cycle to spiral out of control and cause fast weight gain, even when you're exercising and watching what you eat.
Estrogen also causes the brain to be stimulated and excited, which typically results in insomnia. Lack of sleep creates an increase in the hunger hormone, leptin. This results in an increased appetite after a sleepless night. When poor food choices are made during the day (due to an increased amount of leptin), it becomes even more difficult to sleep at night, especially if your digestive system is buzzing with sugar and caffeine. Just like with the increased fat cells, insomnia/leptin relationship can spiral out of control as well, causing even more weight gain.
How Can Our Chiropractors Help?
Our Chiropractors recognize that nutrition, lifestyle and heredity affect each individual person differently. This is why the doctors at Arlington Chiropractic Clinic offer specialized hormone testing using saliva or blood samples, as well as other advanced nutritional analysis. Based on this comprehensive evaluation of your symptoms and test results, we are able to offer natural hormone remedies, lifestyle changes and nutritional counseling. Our doctors and nutritionists will work with you to not only balance your hormones, but to help you feel better and to finally lose the excess weight that you’ve struggled with.
Contact Arlington Chiropractic Clinic to Speak with Our Specialist Today
Are you ready to start finding a solution to your hormonal imbalance? Call Arlington Chiropractic Clinic, PC at 847-259-4493 to set up an appointment today.