Thinking about how many different illnesses exist today can make just about anyone experience hypochondriac-like anxiety. In a day and age where so much research has been done and so many technological advances have been made, one cannot help but wonder why we cannot get common illnesses such as diabetes or hormone imbalances under better control.
It is clear that the traditional one-size-fits-all approach of prescribing endless medications is not doing anything to end these illnesses. In many cases medications are barely effective enough to manage patient symptoms well enough to enable them to function somewhat normally.
Each person is different and deserves a customized approach to help them reach their unique health goals. One of the most effective ways to improve your overall health and quality of life while preventing or reversing the symptoms of many common illnesses is to make the appropriate lifestyle changes.
It is normal for a woman’s hormone levels to shift at times, and certain medications and health problems can also cause them to increase or decline. A hormone imbalance can affect your sleep cycle, your body’s ability to burn fat and can even increase cravings for carbohydrates. Possible signs of a hormone imbalance include:
- Irregular Periods
- Sleep Problems
- Chronic Acne
- Memory Fog
- Belly Problems
- Ongoing Fatigue
- Depression and Mood Swings
- Weight Gain and Increased Appetite
- Loss of Libido
- Vaginal Dryness/
- Breast Changes
Fatigue and other symptoms can be evidence of an adrenal gland that works poorly, which is often caused by physical, mental or emotional stress. Common symptoms of adrenal fatigue include:
- Trouble Getting Out of Bed
- Chronic Tiredness
- Trouble Finishing Tasks or Thinking Clearly
- Food Cravings
Diabetes affects how your body handles glucose in your bloodstream. Although there are two types of diabetes, type 2 is the most common with about 27 million people in the United States being affected by it. There are also about 86 million people in the U.S. who have prediabetes and are at risk of developing diabetes. Common symptoms of type 2 diabetes include:
- Being Thirsty Often
- Frequent Urination
- Blurry Vision
- Wounds Not Healing
- Numbness or Tingling in Hands or Feet
Diabetes sufferers are commonly prescribed one drug after another and struggle to get through life healthy. The truth is that some types of diabetes can be reversed with weight loss and living a healthy lifestyle.
A Different Approach to Health
Puro Wellness Center and Spa takes a different approach, utilizing nutritional supplementation, counseling and functional medicine for a holistic approach to wellness. We believe in acknowledging the underlying problems and lifestyle choices that may be contributing and taking actions to decrease or eliminate their negative impacts on your health.
Contact us today to schedule an appointment.