Sometimes a hormone imbalance can impact your health without a single symptom. It is important to understand just because the individual has a low estrogen or testosterone level, does not mean there will be any symptoms. A lot of individuals incorrectly assume they are all right because they have more than enough energy and they feel fine. This assumption is often dangerous for the health of these individuals. Not only does hormone optimization balance the level of estrogen or testosterone, but the procedure also helps prevent numerous disease sometimes triggered by low hormones such as cardiovascular disease, specific types of cancer, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s disease. Low testosterone can cause a significant decrease is sexual interest and an extreme drop in energy. The most common symptoms of low testosterone in men include:
• Depression, anxiety and mood swings
• The inability to sleep
• Becoming ill much more frequently
• A loss of motivation combined with lethargy and fatigue
• Aging, dry and sagging skin
• A sharp decline in libido, the inability to maintain or achieve an erection
• Food cravings, belly fat, and weight gain
• A decrease in focus and memory
• Hair loss
• Joint pain, aches, and needing more time to heal
Two of the best ways to maintain your health are to have any medical issues treated and ensure your hormones are balanced. The aging process causes a natural decline in progesterone, estrogen, and testosterone. By the time the average male reaches 35, there is up to a ten percent chance his testosterone levels are already dropping. Some women experience pre-menopause by the time they reach their thirties. A hormone balance is present ten to fifteen years prior to the signs of menopause such as night sweats or hot flashes. It is incredibly important for both women and men in their thirties and forties to pay attention to the way they are feeling. Some of the most common signs of a hormone imbalance in either sex include:
• The inability to sleep
• Experiencing frequent mood swings
• Extreme fatigue and little to no motivation
• Depression and anxiety
• Gaining weight for no apparent reason
• A decline in libido and sexual desire
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, an excellent option is talking to a medical professional about hormone optimization. This is the best way to find out if your hormones have become unbalanced.
An imbalance can result in negative health changes and a poorer quality of life. Optimizing the response of your hormones can counteract these results. The majority of women and men start to gain weight due to their hormones in their thirties, forties, and fifties. Your hormones are the chemical messengers in your body. They help ensure your body is operating the way it should. Your endocrine glands create your hormones. They travel throughout your body in your bloodstream to send signals to your tissues and organs as to how they need to perform.
Once the hormone level has decreased, the symptoms may include vaginal dryness, hot flashes and an increase in the risk for dementia, heart disease, and osteoporosis. The best option is replacing your hormones once your body is no longer producing sufficient quantities. Restoring the balance usually improves the quality of life. If you have gained weight due to your age, you may have already tried numerous diets and exercise programs only to fail. This is because the way your energy and food stores are metabolized in your body are partly dependent on your hormones. When your blood sugar, vitamin levels, liver enzymes, blood pressure, cholesterol, and hormone levels are monitored, what your body requires becomes obvious. When your body has what is required, you will be able to lose the weight.
Bioidentical Hormone Optimization
This treatment only requires seven days to begin balancing a woman’s hormones. Sometimes this is accomplished with pellets created according to the specific needs of each woman. Bioidentical hormone optimization is believed to be closer to natural hormones than the synthetic versions. This is because they are created to be identical to natural hormones. As you age, your hormones are going to change. This is what triggers so many unpleasant symptoms. When your hormones are replaced, your body is able to function properly again. This therapy is effective for men and women affected by andropause, menopause or perimenopause. The symptoms often include weight gain, memory issues, mood swings, fatigue, the inability to sleep well and a decline in libido.
Once you have made the decision to balance your hormones, you will need to provide your complete medical history and take several different tests. It is important to note combining hormone replacement with exercising and a balanced diet can help improve your results. The treatment offers numerous benefits including:
• The ability to sleep better
• More stabilized moods
• An improved complexion
• A feeling of well-being
• An improvement in the sex drive
• Increased endurance and energy
• Losing weight
It is important to understand your hormones are so much more than a blood test and some numbers. To achieve optimal results, there are several considerations. This includes your diet, medical conditions, exercise routine, overall lifestyle and the way the hormones are administered. If given the opportunity, everyone would choose to feel the way they did in their twenties. Although it is not possible to reverse the clock, you can significantly decrease the risk for numerous diseases by supplementing and optimizing your body. This includes diabetes, macular degeneration, heart disease, Alzheimer’s, stroke, mental deterioration, and bone loss. This means you can feel better in the present and enjoy life more in the future. Hormones are necessary for the proper functioning of your metabolism, cell replication, cellular repair, and protein synthesis.
Once your hormones have decreased, issues can be triggered relating to the ability of your body to heal and repair injuries. You may experience fatigue, a decrease in muscle mass and hair loss. Hormone optimization can prevent the endocrine dysfunction and hormone deficiency contributing to the symptoms and signs of the aging process. The therapy is safe, often restores self-confidence, provides energy, is efficient and effective. The majority of individuals believe they have to slow down as their body starts to age. They accept the belief exercising becomes ineffective and the loss of interest in physical activity is normal. This can be changed by restoring your hormones.
The sexual relation is an important building block of intimacy. This can contribute to the success of the relationship. When your hormones are in balance, you will most likely regain your sex drive. This provides a long list of physical benefits including burning calories. The best way to define a hormone imbalance is the representation of different hormone level combinations not in the normal range. The reason your hormones must be within a specific range is for the performance of certain functions. Different functional changes and numerous symptoms often result when the hormones are out of balance. The reason the imbalance is different for men and women is due to the hormones involved, the specific function of the hormones and the difference in normal ranges from male to female.
A fair amount of men between 50 and 69 have a testosterone deficiency. This often results in a decrease in strength and muscle mass, a loss of bone mass, a decline in cognitive function, a loss of sexual interest and the ability to perform sexually. One of the most significant types of hormone imbalances in a woman is declining estrogen levels. This can result from the normal impact of the aging process. The problem is, many women still have one-third of their lives to live after menopause. Unbalanced hormones can have an impact on the emotional, social, and physical aspects of the female’s life. This often includes:
• Structural changes including a change in blood lipids, fatty tissues of the breasts, thinning skin and bone loss.
• Physical symptoms including flushes, hot flashes, night sweats and vaginal dryness.
• Atrophy of the urethra and the bladder.
One of the most common types of optimization for males is testosterone replacement. This kind of therapy is intended for males with low testosterone levels linked to specific medical conditions. This includes damage to the testicles from either an infection or chemotherapy and certain genetic issues. The procedure for females most often includes some kind of estrogen formation either by itself or combined with progesterone. Estrogen therapy and testosterone therapy both have certain restrictions and limitations. Estrogen can be included in the therapy whether or not progesterone is included. This is meant for treating vaginal atrophy, vasomotor symptoms and for treating or preventing osteoporosis.
Testosterone is sometimes an appropriate treatment for women suffering from fatigue or depression after menopause was triggered by surgery. This is also applicable if the woman has not eliminated all symptoms through estrogen replacement. Testosterone can provide a woman with benefits regarding sexual function and the endocrine system.
The Myths About Hormone Optimization
Unfortunately a lot of myths regarding hormone optimization stop some people from taking advantage of the therapy. One of the worst myths is hormones cause cancer. This is not true. Numerous studies have been conducted all over the world. No proof was ever found there is any connection between hormones and cancer. There is plenty of literature showing balanced hormones enable both men and women to live healthier, longer, and more balanced lives. Another common myth states bioidentical hormone replacement is not natural. It is important to understand these hormones are identical to the hormones naturally found in the human body. This type of hormone is interpreted as natural by the body and carries out the same functions.
Another myth has individuals believing there is not enough research supporting hormone replacement. The amount of medical literature confirming the effectiveness of hormone replacement is absolutely staggering. The majority of this research reached the exact same conclusions. Balanced hormones decrease the risk for numerous different diseases including breast cancer, osteoporosis, colon cancer, and dementia. Balanced hormones also improve vitality, longevity, sexual wellness and energy levels. Yet another myth is hormone replacement will not help with weight loss. The truth is if you are consuming an enormous amount of calories per day, you will not lose weight. Hormone replacement is not a diet, but it can help your body perform more efficiently. This means the traditional methods for losing weight will be more effective.
One of the worst thoughts any individual can have is their hormone levels are normal so no therapy is necessary. There is absolutely no way to be certain your hormones are balanced without having your levels checked by a medical professional. Although most people do have symptoms when there is an imbalance, some do not. As your body is affected by the aging process, your hormone levels are going to decrease. Therapy is an excellent option for securing your health over the long term. If you are interested in hormone optimization, please visit Metabolix Wellness Center in Clearwater, FL to learn more. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!