Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Understanding Hormonal Imbalance

Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers.

Produced in the endocrine glands, these powerful chemicals travel around your bloodstream telling tissues and organs what to do. They help control many of your body’s major processes, including metabolism and reproduction.

When you have a hormonal imbalance, you have too much or too little of a certain hormone. Even tiny changes can have serious effects throughout your whole body.

Think of hormones like a cake recipe. Too much or too little of any one ingredient affects the final product.

While some hormone levels fluctuate throughout your lifetime and may just be the result of natural aging, other changes occur when your endocrine glands get the recipe wrong.

Signs or symptoms of a hormonal imbalance

Your hormones play an integral role in your overall health. As a result, there’s a broad range of signs or symptoms that could signal a hormonal imbalance. Your signs or symptoms will depend on which hormones or glands aren’t working properly.

Common hormonal conditions affecting both men and women could cause any of the following signs or symptoms:
  • Weight gain
  • A hump of fat between the shoulders
  • Unexplained, and sometimes sudden, weight loss
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle weakness
  • Muscle aches, tenderness, and stiffness
  • Pain, stiffness, or swelling in your joints
  • Increased or decreased heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Increased sensitivity to cold or heat
  • Constipation or more frequent bowel movements
  • Frequent urination
  • Increased thirst
  • Increased hunger
  • Decreased sex drive
  • Depression
  • Nervousness, anxiety, or irritability
  • Blurred vision
  • Infertility
  • Thinning hair or fine, brittle hair
  • Dry skin
  • Puffy face
  • Rounded face
  • Purple or pink stretch marks
Keep in mind that these symptoms are nonspecific and having them doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a hormonal imbalance.

Causes of a hormonal imbalance

There are many possible causes of a hormonal imbalance. Causes differ depending on which hormones or glands are affected. Common causes of hormonal imbalance include:
  • Hormone therapy
  • Medications
  • Cancer treatments such as chemotherapy
  • Tumors, whether cancerous or benign
  • Pituitary tumors
  • Eating disorders
  • Stress
  • Injury or trauma
While the conditions below may be initially caused by hormonal imbalances, having the conditions can also lead to further hormonal imbalances:
  • Diabetes (type 1 and type 2)
  • Diabetes insipidus
  • Hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid
  • Hyperthyroidism, or an overactive thyroid
  • Hyperfunctioning thyroid nodules
  • Thyroiditis
  • Hypogonadism
  • Cushing syndrome, or high levels of cortisol
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia, which causes low levels of cortisol and aldosterone
  • Addison’s disease



Why Consider Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Hormones are responsible for many of your body’s major processes. When hormones get out of balance, the symptoms can be extremely varied. Hormonal imbalance can cause a variety of serious complications, so it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible.

When it comes to your long-term health and wellness, you deserve care that addresses root causes and symptoms. Our team of hormone specialists are ready to create a personalized plan to help you reach your goals. Schedule your consultation today and learn what personalized, regenerative medical care can do for you!