The functional medicine approach to postpartum hormonal imbalance treatment involves identifying and addressing the underlying root causes of hormonal dysregulation. Here are some key components of this approach.

Postpartum Hormonal Imbalance Treatment.

Functional Medicine Approach.


Comprehensive Assessment.

Assess Medical history: Lifestyle factors, Stress levels, Nutritional status, Environmental exposures

Hormone Testing.

Assess hormone levels: Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Thyroid hormones, Cortisol

Nutritional Support.

Eliminate inflammatory foods, Support gut health, Adequate intake of micronutrients 

Lifestyle Modifications.

Regular physical activity, Stress management, Adequate sleep hygiene, Minimize exposure to environmental toxins

Gut Health Optimization.

Address gut imbalances

Nutritional Support.

Vitamin D, Magnesium, and Omega-3 fatty acids

  1. Comprehensive assessment: Conducting a thorough evaluation of your medical history, lifestyle factors, stress levels, nutritional status, environmental exposures, and genetic predispositions to understand the factors contributing to hormonal imbalance.
  2. Hormone testing: Utilizing advanced laboratory testing to assess hormone levels, including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid hormones, cortisol, and others, to identify specific imbalances and dysfunctions.
  3. Nutritional support: Implementing targeted dietary interventions, such as eliminating inflammatory foods, supporting gut health, and ensuring adequate intake of micronutrients essential for hormone synthesis and metabolism.
  4. Lifestyle modifications: Recommending lifestyle interventions such as regular physical activity, stress management techniques, adequate sleep hygiene, and minimizing exposure to environmental toxins to support hormonal balance.
  5.  Gut health optimization: Addressing gut imbalances, such as dysbiosis or leaky gut, which can contribute to hormonal disturbances through the gut-brain-axis and affect hormone metabolism and absorption.
  6. Nutritional supplements: Including vitamins and minerals such as vitamin D, magnesium, and omega-3 fatty acids, which play important roles in hormonal health.

Am I a Candidate?

Postpartum hormonal imbalance treatment using a functional medicine approach addresses the root causes of your symptoms. Our team of professionals at Index can help implement a personalized treatment plan tailored to your unique needs and biochemical imbalances.  Your treatment plan may include targeted supplementation, precision testing, and other modalities. Together our team of physicians, nutritionists, and health coaches can improve postpartum hormonal imbalances and help you achieve lasting improvements.