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How Do I Know If I Need Hormones?


 

Hormones are important for regulating most major bodily processes. They help to regulate:

  • Energy, metabolism, appetite, heart rate
  • Sleep cycles
  • Reproductive cycles and sexual function
  • Growth and development
  • Fat, bone, and muscle tissue
  • Mood and stress levels
  • Body temperature
  • And more

Key Hormones:

  • Insulin
  • thyroid T3 and T4
  • cortisol
  • adrenaline
  • growth hormone
  • pregnenolone
  • melatonin
  • oxytocin
  • sex hormones – estrogen, progesterone, testosterone

Symptoms of Hormone Deficiency

The symptoms of a hormonal deficiency or imbalance will depend on which glands and hormones are affected. But, in general, here are some symptoms you might experience:

  • unexplained weight gain or weight loss
  • night sweats and hot flashes
  • difficulty sleeping
  • changes in sensitivity to cold and heat
  • dry skin or skin rashes
  • weak bones/osteopenia
  • changes in blood sugar
  • mood changes – irritability, anxiety, depression
  • fatigue
  • headaches
  • frequent urination
  • weakened bladder control
  • changes in appetite
  • reduced sex drive
  • thinning, brittle hair
  • dry/wrinkled skin
  • fat accumulation
  • infertility
  • puffy face
  • thyroid swelling or prominence
  • brain fog
  • breast shrinking/atrophy

If My Hormones Levels Are “Normal,” Why Do I Have Symptoms?

The normal ranges for hormone laboratory tests usually reflect the average population ranges – of the healthy and not so healthy – and across a wide age range.

A “normal” hormone level may not be optimal for you, and you can experience symptoms correlating with lower hormone levels.

Functional Medicine Solutions

Bio-Identical hormone therapy (BHRT) is simply the use of “natural” hormones that are identical to our internal hormones to relieve symptoms of hormone imbalance and deficiencies.

Because bio-identical hormones are natural to our bodies, they are very effective and safe. The combination and doses are customized to each person – based on their age, metabolism, goals, medical history, and lab tests.

In contrast to pharmaceutical “synthetic “ and “altered” hormones, they are have no side effects when properly prescribed and monitored regularly.

Good News

With the proper administration of bio-identical hormones, you can expect the following results:

  • Relieve symptoms of hormone deficiencies
  • Feel more energetic, younger, and stronger
  • Revitalizes the body – brain, joints, muscles, skin
  • Improve mood and brain function
  • Enhance libido and sexual response
  • Restores metabolism and energy
  • Promotes fat burning and muscle building
  • Anti-aging benefits
  • Reduced cancer risks

 

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