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Wellness Coach

Hormone Balancing

What causes a hormone imbalance?

There are many conditions that are caused by an imbalance in hormones and investigating the reasons behind this imbalance is a key part in creating successful treatment plans for my patients. Even very small changes in hormone levels can have a significant impact in how you feel and affect your chances of getting pregnant.

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Underlying issues

When seeing patients I make sure to ask questions that could help determine if there could be any underlying hormonal issues:

  • “Are your periods regular?”

  • “Do you suffer from Pre-menstrual symptoms (PMS)?

  • “Do you have any mid-cycle spotting?”

  • “Do you often feel cold (especially your hands and feet), or hot?”

  • "Do you have trouble losing weight?”

  • “Do you have excessive hair on your face, chin or other parts of the body?”

  • “Do you have very painful cramping with your periods?”

  • “Have you gained a lot of weight recently without changing your eating habits?”

In addition to taking a thorough health history, I make sure to evaluate all blood work that has recently been done to look at hormone levels and other related factors. If no recent blood work has been done, I will refer my patients back to their family doctor or give them a requisition to have some blood work done.

Hormonal Disorders

Hormonal disorders can be a cause of infertility so uncovering what potential imbalances there are can help understand what fertility support is required.


Thyroid Disorders



Premenstrual Symptoms

Irregular Periods

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Hormones and Men

Hormone levels in men should be investigated as this can affect fertility as well. Some important questions to ask are:

  • “Has there been a decrease in sex drive?”

  • “Have you noticed a loss of muscle mass?”

  • “Have you seen a decrease in body or facial hair growth?”

Disclaimer: The information provided is not intended to substitute for health professional medical advise, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your medical doctor.

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Dr. Irena Bergmann, ND

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My Office Locations:
Pollin Fertility

‍2360 Yonge St., 2nd Floor
Toronto, ON, M4P

P: (416) 342-3552

Aurora Massage & Chiropractic Wellness

150 Hollidge Boulevard, Unit C3
Aurora, Ontario, Canada L4G 8A3

P: (905) 727-4400

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