Can You Balance Your Patients' Hormones?
The research on hormone replacement therapy (HRT) continues to illustrate how adding exogenous hormones can have unexpected effects. Hormones are interconnected in a web of relationships that presents a challenge for predicting the response of an individual patient to a given hormone. Pulling one thread in the web may cause symptoms in a seemingly unrelated area. But you can learn to safely treat patients who have symptoms of menopause, thyroid problems, or cortisol imbalances right in your primary care office. All you need to know is how the hormone pathways interact, and how production, sensitivity, and transport are affected by factors that range from lifestyle to genetics to diet.
For some clinicians, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in women and men is still considered the fountain of youth; for others, it has become a dangerous area fraught with considerable risk that is avoided completely. Controversies and disagreements abound regarding how to diagnose and measure hormonal dysfunction; how to address safety concerns in prescribing HRT; the form, application and dosage to use; and when and how to insert lifestyle, diet, nutraceutical and botanical treatments.
By looking upstream and applying a wide range of lifestyle treatments including dietary modifications, nutraceuticals, and supplements, this approach provides many treatment options before HRT. In this way, the need for HRT can often be minimized or avoided.
IFM’s Hormone Advanced Practice Module
This Functional Medicine Advanced Practice Module will clarify exactly how to approach hormonal dysregulation, with discussions on the most important evaluations to make and integrative treatment approaches to apply. We will help you analyze the controversies and provide you with tools that you can use immediately in your practice.
Our experienced educators will supply you with the foundational background, insight, and in-depth clinical thinking to confidently assess and treat patients who present with hormonal dysfunction. This program provides a unique, experiential, case-based, clinically practical experience from which you will acquire the tools you need to apply a comprehensive Functional Medicine approach to hormone dysfunction in your patients.
Your tuition includes the following:
- More than 20 live lectures (Click here to view the full schedule of topics)
- Course Materials: PDF presentation slides, MP3 audio recordings, and MP4 video recordings of presentations (Recordings are available to download 4-6 weeks after the course concludes from your online account)
- Pre- and post-course webinars
- Hormone-specific chapters from the Textbook of Functional Medicine in PDF format to review prior to the course
- Healthful snacks and morning movement activities
- Question and Answer sessions with presenters
- Networking opportunities
- Opportunities to ask additional questions on a post-conference online forum moderated by IFM educators
- IFM tools to incorporate into your practice:
- Intake forms
- Patient handouts
- Assessment questionnaires
Your takeaways will include: