Hormones are necessary chemicals naturally produced by the body that regulate a number of its processes, including metabolism and reproduction. Because they play such a crucial role, if there is even a slight imbalance or disruption in a person’s hormone levels, it can significantly affect their health and wellbeing. Fortunately, we offer hormone therapy that can help regulate your body’s hormone levels and get you feeling like yourself again.
Both men and women naturally experience various hormonal fluctuations during the course of their lives, which can prove to be quite disruptive to day-to-day activities. Yet, certain environmental and personal factors may have an impact on hormone activity. This is where hormone replacement therapy comes in and can be a beneficial tool to an individual’s overall health.
The Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
Our hormone replacement therapy involves treating the underlying cause of the issue safely and effectively. This enables us to provide our patients with long-term solutions that actually work to improve their quality of life, rather than masking their symptoms with less effective methods (like risky procedures and medications).
The result is an improvement in symptoms and self-esteem while decreasing the potential for more severe problems to arise as a result of imbalanced hormones. These may include type 2 diabetes, anemia, osteoporosis, and cardiovascular problems.
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalances
It is first important to identify the signs and symptoms of a potential hormonal imbalance and have your hormone levels checked. Some of the most common hormonal conditions affecting both men and women can cause any of the following conditions:
- Unexplained fluctuations in weight
- Muscle weakness
- Increased hunger or thirst
- A decreased libido
- Changes in mood, such as anxiety or irritability
- Thinning or brittle hair
- Dry skin
- Trouble concentrating
- Decreased bone density
Signs of Hormonal Imbalances Specific to Men
Testosterone plays a crucial role in male development. Therefore, if a male is not producing enough testosterone, it can cause a variety of symptoms to include:
- Loss of muscle mass
- Decreased beard growth or body hair growth
- Erectile dysfunction (ED)
- Increased body fat
- Lower semen volume
- Smaller testicles
Signs of Hormonal Imbalances Specific to Women
Women naturally go through hormonal shifts throughout their lives, most notably during pregnancy, menstrual cycles, and menopause; however, there may also be other factors that contribute to hormonal irregularity as well. These symptoms may include:
- Heavy or irregular periods
- Excessive hair on the face, chin, or other parts of the body
- Skin issues, including acne or a darkening of the skin
- Vaginal dryness
- Pain during sex
- Hot flashes
- Headaches or migraines
*Please note that these symptoms are nonspecific, and having them does not necessarily mean you have a hormone imbalance.
If you are experiencing symptoms you believe may be related to a hormone imbalance, contact the team at Advanced Regenerative Medicine of Idaho or request an appointment. We can assist in getting your hormone levels checked and develop a personalized plan to restore balance to your hormones, body, and life using hormone therapy.