Hormones are specialized chemicals secreted by various glands including the thyroid, adrenals, ovaries, pituitary. Each one plays an important role in the regulation of body functions, but they must be synchronized for the body to be in optimal health. Hormonal imbalance can result from glandular disease as well as the natural process of aging. However, hormonal imbalance can be diagnosed and treated with the aid of specialized testing. Dr. Krassner uses natural substances including herbs, supplements and homeopathy to bring the hormones back into balance. When needed, she prescribes bio-identical hormones, which are chemically the same as the body’s natural hormones. Many people can benefit from hormonal balancing, including those with hormonal imbalances such as adrenal insufficiency, hypothyroidism, menopause, peri- menopause and low libido. Often, underlying hormonal imbalances have not been officially diagnosed, but are indicated by symptoms such as fatigue, weight gain, insomnia and swings in mood and energy.