Generally if somebody is experiencing some kind of a change in their body, thankfully most people are tuned in to the extent that they know that there is something that’s different, something that’s not right. It may be a feeling, it may be other people have commented to them about something, it could be mood, it could be energy, it could be inability to remember things, could be physical changes to the body. Often times, when hormones are out of balance, there will be unexplained weight gain and also unexplained weight loss.
So there is generally going to be a catalyst where somebody will search out a professional to be able to help them determine well, is it a hormone issue? Is it the endocrine system? Is it the nervous system? Am I going through a disease process? Just what is creating these symptoms in the first place?
So really our first step is to be able to have people come into the office with some kind of a concern, some kind of a question. And it doesn’t have to be negative. Sometimes it can be “I’ve heard about this particular type of hormone replacement therapy.” “Would this help me get better in performance (perhaps sports)?” “Would it help me look younger?” Those kinds of things so it doesn’t have to be a condition or a dysfunction. It can actually be something that we can help improve and work on something.
A full examination is what we would do next. And then probably in 90-95% of the cases, some form of lab testing – whether that be saliva or bloodwork – so we’re able to get a baseline. We will see where that person is at and what we need to do to determine the best form of treatment from that process on.
Dr. Andrew Shepherd, DC is the Clinic Director and Nutritionist for Mountain Health Chiropractic and Wellness located in the heart of Plano, TX. Dr. Shepherd and his staff strive to truly exceed all of your expectations! They offer a holistic approach to treat you structurally, nutritionally, and emotionally through the steps to wellness, longevity and life extension. Contact us for more information.