Treating Hormone Imbalances



Hormones are the chemicals that tell your organs what to do so your body can function as it should. However, if it starts producing too much or too little, it can cause problems that seriously impact your quality of life. We can help restore your health so you remember what it is to feel great.

There are about 50 different hormones working inside the human body. They regulate things like appetite, metabolism, temperature, sleep cycles, reproductive cycles, mood, and more.

Hormone imbalances can explain a lot of seemingly unrelated symptoms. Clues may include things like suddenly gaining or losing weight, experiencing fatigue and muscle weakness, feeling tenderness or stiffness, or feeling your heart rate change. When you choose a functional medicine approach, we will work with you to figure out if your hormones are doing what they should and why they are out of balance. Our goal is to help your body return to normal.

We’re not here to put a band-aid on the problem, we’re here to help you live a healthy and happy life for many years to come. It’s time to take control and start living the life you want.

Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

  • Unexplained Weight Gain or Weight loss
  • Increased sensitivity to Heat or Cold
  • Aches, Pains, Tenderness, or Stiffness
  • Increased Thirst or Hunger
  • Increased or Decreased Heart Rate
  • Decreased Sex Drive
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Depression, Anxiety, Irritability
  • Excessive Fatigue

Type 1 Diabetes

Serious condition in which the pancreas completely stops producing insulin.

Type 2 Diabetes

Condition in which your body no long uses insulin properly to fuel your cells.

Hashimoto’s Disease

Attack on the thyroid gland, which causes hyperthyroidism (excess hormones).

Graves’ Disease

Condition in which the thyroid produces too many hormones, most common in women.

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

Irregular periods, fertility issues, weight gain and acne are common symptoms.


Describes a major hormonal change that occurs when women stop menstruating.

Low Testosterone

Low libido, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, and fatigue are symptoms of “Low T.”

Adrenal Insufficiency

Symptoms include chronic fatigue, weakness, weight loss, and abdominal pain.


Back pain, a stooped posture, and bones that break easily are common symptoms.

Sleep Issues

Hormonal issues can cause depression, anxiety, irritability, and other issues.

Weight Gain or Loss

Unexplained weight gain, or weight loss, can be a sign of hormonal imbalance.

Mood Disorders

Hormonal issues can cause depression, anxiety, irritability, and other issues.

Is your condition not on the list?

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Why We Treat Hormone Imbalances

Dr Loy Anderson, M.D. has been practicing medicine for nearly 25 years. She is board certified in Family Medicine and Functional Medicine. She completed undergraduate training with a BS in Biology at Walla Walla University, followed by her MD at Loma Linda University.

After a 3-year residency in Family Medicine, she was honored to serve in the US Air Force for 4 years, stationed at Malmstrom AFB. She then joined the Great Falls Clinic, where she thoroughly enjoyed her colleagues and caring for families and patients of all ages until 2017. She is passionate about educating and has lectured on women’s health, stress management, hormones, inflammation, autoimmune disease, obesity and weight loss, thyroid, and brain health.

Dr Anderson combines her extensive experience and skills in traditional western medicine with the innovative and intuitive power of functional medicine to offer you the best of both. She is sustained daily by her unshakeable faith, has a beautiful daughter Alex, and a chocolate lab named Maya. When not serving her practice members or leading her team, she loves to hike, drive fast cars, fly planes, snowshoe, garden, travel, read, and play the flute.


Where are you located?

Can you work with me?

Our main office is in Great Falls, Montana, but we are able to work with individuals nationally and internationally thanks to HIPAA compliant telehealth.

Telehealth — sometimes called telemedicine — lets you visit your doctor and receive care without an in-person office visit. Telehealth is done primarily online with internet access on your computer, tablet, or smartphone through video conferences and internet phone calls. This remote option is ideal for people who live in remote areas, or need consultation with a specialist whose office is an unreasonable or burdensome distance away. If you have internet access, we can help.

Let’s Get Started

Watch our free 15 minute Thyroid and Autoimmune Conditions Webinar today and start learning about what’s going on inside your body and what’s causing your symptoms. We’ll discuss some of the triggers that are making you feel unwell and some things we can do to help you regain your health. Our team is here to help your body to function at an optimal level so you can fulfill your purpose and live your life to the fullest.

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It’s absolutely worth the work, effort, and time you put in! I’m loving the results so far and feeling more like myself. I’m integrating what I’m learning into my life and know I’ll always be able to use the positive new skills + tools I’m gaining. I’m incredibly GRATEFUL for Dr. Loy and the entire Thriven team.

Suzi Mandel

I am so thankful for the guidance from the Thriven team and the other practice members who have given me so much knowledge and the tools to continue my healing process. I honestly feel that my quality of life will be improved because of the changes that I’ve been taught through the program.

Patty Patrick

I have received not only information to stay healthy, but the coaching and encouragement from the staff was exactly what I needed. Getting to the “root” of problems leads the way to better health and sustainability. I believe my health is better for the wisdom of Dr. Loy, and her search for each one of us in better health. It’s all about choices for each one. My thanks for this team of people!

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