Hormone Focused Naturopath in Edmonton

Our Naturopaths focus on hormones in Edmonton

Our Naturopath Clinic offers Edmonton complete hormone testing & treatment

Dr Muradov has experience with a wide range of hormonal concerns

Hormone imbalances our Naturopaths commonly see: 

PMS Fatigue 
PCOS Insomnia 
Menopause Acne 
Heavy Menses  Peri-menopause 
Adrenal Issues Weight Gain
Thyroid Issues  Endometriosis  

At TruMed Clinic all of our Naturopaths deal heavily with hormonal concerns with our Edmonton patients. We use all available test methods for hormone testing: blood, urine and salivary hormone testing. Our Naturopathic Doctors offer various Natural hormone treatments including herbs & vitamins.

Hormone Testing Edmonton

Our Naturopaths often start with salivary hormone testing with many of our Edmonton clients. Salivary testing is low cost, effective and correlates well clinically. Saliva testing is also a reflection of free hormone levels that's actually reaching the target tissues. It's painless (no needles!), convenient (done at home!) and can reflect multiple time points. Saliva is also great for Cortisol testing as it can give standarized conditions for morning values whereas blood Cortisol is susceptible to major swings and doesn't reflect free tissue Cortisol anyway.  

Our Naturopathic Clinic also offers Edmonton blood based hormone testing. Blood hormone testing is great for Thyroid Testing, Iron and other nutrients. Blood tests also allow easy communication between our Naturopathic Doctors and other health care providers like your Medical Doctor. We occasionally use blood based hormone testing because it's also low cost and the results are reported rapidly. 

Our Naturopathic Doctors use DUTCH Dried Urinary Hormone Testing as well when we want the most possible information about your hormones and their metabolites. We can see a full spread of Estrogens and Androgens (male hormones) and their metabolic pathways. DUTCH Urine Testing can also give us data on Serotonin, Dopamine and Melatonin. DUTCH testing is awesome but it can get pricey and sometimes gives more data than what's needed in simple cases.

We also look at nutrient levels when it comes to hormone deficiencies. For instance, in testerone deficiency, our Naturopathic Doctors screen for deficiencies in Vitamin D, K, as well as Manganese, Boron, Magnesium and Zinc. 

Hormone Treatment Edmonton

Herbs and supplements are commonly used by our Naturopaths to balance hormone levels gently.
 
Our Naturopathic Doctors have a full array of herbal and supplementary treatments to increase or decrease estrogen, increase progesterone, increase or 
decrease testosterone, cortisol and DHEA. Many of the treatments that our Naturopathic Doctors use have clinical studies to support their use. We always try to have evidence backed hormonal treatments at our Naturopathic Clinic. 

For instance, in Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome where male hormones are high our NDs usually administer NAC (N-Acetyl-Cysteine) which decreased DHEA by 29% and Testosterone by 56% in a clinical trial. 

Whereas, in both men and women, to increase Testosterone we may administer Eurycoma Longifolia an herb that was shows in a clinical trial to increase Salivary testosterone by 37% after 4 weeks. 

We also work on gut health, and liver health in many of our hormone balancing cases.

Our Naturopathic Doctors are knowledgeable in Bio-identical Hormones and Natural Dessicated Thyroid. At time of writing, Naturopathic Doctors don't prescribe hormones in Alberta. However, if needed, we may suggest stronger hormonal treatments such as bioidentical hormones and dessicated thyroid through referrals to collaborative Health Professionals.  

Hormone Test Sample Report

Our test panels often include: Cortisol, DHEA, Estradiol, Progesterone and Testosterone.

 

Thyroid and Adrenal Health 

Dr. Muradov is experienced in Thyroid and Adrenal Hormone balancing.

Our Naturopaths often see Subclinical Hypothyroidism and Hypoadrenalism ("adrenal fatigue") as common concerns that results in fatigue, weight gain, low mood and poor concentration.

Hypothyroidism can also result in cold extremeties, menstrual irregularities, hair loss, constipation and depression

Subtle abnormalities in Thyroid hormone can result in having one or a few of these symptoms and our Naturopaths screen our Edmonton patients for Thyroid concerns that may have been missed through conventional testing methods.

For thyroid health: Free T3, Free T4, TSH, thyroid anti-bodies, Basal Body Temperature and Iodine levels and are all measured. 

Although Naturopathic Doctors don't prescribe hormones in Alberta, if needed,  we may refer you for desiccated thyroid through referrals to collaborative Health Professionals.

For adrenal health: Cortisol and DHEA are measured - commonly overlooked by standard medical analysis. Hypocortisolism is an extremely common cause of fatigue, poor stress tolerance and sleep disturbances that we see at our Edmonton clinic. 

Cortisol measurement with Saliva is our most common test approach with this hormone - typically an "AM cortisol" test but often times we do a 4-point cortisol test especially if there are sleep disturbances present. 
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