Orgasmic Medicine, Inc
Teresa L. Diaz, MD
Functional Medicine & Menopause Specialist located in Sacramento, CA
Metabolic and hormonal deficiencies are closely linked and often require combined treatment approaches. If you have symptoms of a metabolic or hormonal disorder, Teresa Diaz, MD, of Orgasmic Medicine, Inc. in Sacramento, California, can help. Dr. Diaz diagnoses your problem and provides a personalized treatment program that gets to the heart of the issue. Through her extensive knowledge in functional medicine, Dr. Diaz finds that hormone imbalance is often one of the root causes of which most chronic health issues can be traced back to. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Diaz by calling Orgasmic Medicine, Inc. or using the online booking tool.
Metabolic and Hormonal Deficiencies Q & A
What is a metabolic deficiency?
Your metabolism is your body’s system for managing energy, and a metabolic deficiency occurs when something goes wrong with your metabolism.
You get energy from your food, which your body extracts during the digestive process. Some energy gets used straight away, and any you don’t need gets stored in your organs and body fat. Your metabolism regulates the storing and use of these energy sources.
The metabolic process can suffer disruptions that affect how well you use energy. There are various kinds of metabolic disorders, some of which interfere with the body’s ability to break down and use substances such as carbohydrates, fats, and proteins. Other disorders can affect the cells in your body that produce and release energy.
Examples of metabolic disorders include diabetes and thyroid disease. In many cases, metabolic disorders are a result of hormone deficiency.
What is a hormone deficiency?
Hormone deficiency is a condition where your body isn’t producing enough of a particular hormone or it can’t use the hormone you’re making.
Hormones are essential chemical messengers that transmit messages to your organs, regulating functions such as growth, metabolism, and reproduction. They ensure the smooth operation of your body’s many systems. But if your endocrine system doesn’t make the right amounts of hormones, it can lead to many different problems, such as:
- Chronic fatigue
- Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
- Reduced libido
- Adrenal insufficiency
- Cushing syndrome
What treatments are there for metabolic and hormonal deficiencies?
Dr. Diaz uses bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) to restore your hormone levels to normal, which reduces and can often eliminate your symptoms. There’s a strong link between metabolic and hormonal deficiencies, typified in the case of diabetes.
Diabetes results from a problem with insulin, a hormone made in the pancreas that regulates blood glucose. There may be a lack of available insulin or the body is unable to use available insulin properly. Diabetes is a metabolic deficiency, because it affects the use of energy in your system, the role of your metabolism. Diabetes is also a hormonal issue because it involves the hormone insulin.
Dr. Diaz is an expert in both hormonal and metabolic deficiencies and can carry out tests to assess both your hormone levels and your metabolic rate. She can create a treatment program that addresses the causes of your deficiencies to restore you to health.
If you have or think you may have a hormonal or metabolic disorder, call Orgasmic Medicine, Inc. today or book an appointment online.