Every time you’re hungry, you’re feeling sad, or you want to go to sleep, your hormones are behind these impulses. Indeed, there’s little that hormones don’t control when it comes to your body’s functions. At The Balancing Center in the vibrant Gold Coast neighborhood of Chicago, Daniel Fedeli, DC, PC, and Kenneth Bennett, DC understand all too well the impact a disruption or imbalance in your hormones can have, and they offer techniques to encourage endocrine health. If you want to explore your hormone health, call or book an appointment online.
Hormones are chemical messengers that control most of your body’s major functions, from sleep to sex. Your hormones are created by glands located throughout your body, which make up your endocrine system.
To give you a better idea of how your hormones dictate your body’s needs and behaviors, here’s a look at the primary hormone-producing glands:
Located in your brain, this gland controls everything from your mood to your body temperature, and it also oversees many other hormone-producing glands.
Your pancreas produces the hormone insulin, which controls your blood sugar levels.
This gland produces hormones that control your metabolism and heart rate.
Also called the “master control gland,” your pituitary gland controls your other glands, as well as your growth.
These glands produce the primary sex hormones in women and men.
Your adrenal glands are responsible for the hormones that govern your libido and your response to stress.
There are many other other glands in your body, but these give you an idea of the scope of the role that hormones play in your health and wellness.
Hormonal imbalances can have a cascading effect on your body, depending upon the hormones involved. For example, most women experience a reduction in their sex hormones as they grow older, which can affect mood, tissue health, and more. A problem with your insulin production lies at the heart of diabetes, while a problem with your thyroid gland can lead to serious weight gain.
Your body functions best when there’s balance, so when one system is off, your body is often forced to compensate in ways that can tax your health.
There’s a reason why the doctors chose the name “The Balancing Center.” Your body is a finely-tuned machine that relies on a correct balance in all of your systems, including your neural, musculoskeletal, and endocrine systems. A disruption in any one area can have a major impact on seemingly unrelated areas.
At The Balancing Center, the doctors understand this better than most and work to correct hormonal imbalances by eliminating interference and blockages, allowing your body’s systems to perform freely. To do this, they turn to:
Through these innovative techniques, the doctors approach your hormonal balance from every angle, ensuring that these chemical messengers have clear pathways to do their work.
If you’d like to address your hormonal health, call The Balancing Center, or use the online booking tool to schedule an appointment.