Almost all of us, both men and women, experience natural hormonal decline after the age of 30, sometimes much earlier. Environmental and dietary toxins, genetics, and other health conditions like thyroid disease all contribute to hormonal decline. It is important to keep our hormones balanced for optimal health, that why we tell you in this article What You Need To Know About Hormonal Imbalance & Bioidentical Hormones.
Many of the health issues we dismiss as part of the normal aging process are actually caused by declining hormone levels, and re-balancing those hormones is key to reversing many of the symptoms attributed to aging. We can slow down and even reverse the effects of aging by simply restoring hormones to their proper balance, and this can be done naturally and safely with Bioidentical Hormone (BIH) Therapy.
SYMPTOMS OF HORMONAL IMBALANCE
Hormone imbalance may cause the following symptoms:
- Weight gain
- Hair loss
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Difficulty concentrating
- Low sex drive
- Erectile difficulty in men
- Orgasmic dysfunction in women
- Hot flashes or night sweats
WHAT IS BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY (BIH)?
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy (BIH) is a process of replacing and supplementing the hormones produced by your body to restore and maintain optimal health and energy. Bioidentical hormones are a natural, safe alternative to synthetically produced hormones. Bioidentical hormones are derived from plants, and chemically identical to the hormones your body naturally produces. Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones have few, if any, side effects and are compounded to match your body’s exact need of supplementation. Synthetic hormones come in standard doses and are unable to be customized for your individual needs; they are not identical to your body’s hormones, leading to negative side effects and possible health risks. Bioidentical hormones are safe, natural, and effective for both men and women.
HOW TO FIND OUT IF YOU NEED BIH THERAPY
Some hormones are derived from the adrenals. When the adrenals are stressed, hormone imbalance can occur. Living a healthy lifestyle of eating nutrient-rich, whole foods, along with adequate sleep and exercise can help support adrenal function. In more chronic conditions of adrenal fatigue, supplementation is necessary to help support the adrenal system for adequate hormone production. If you have experienced continuous symptoms even after changing your dietary and lifestyle habits, you may need supplementation and should get your hormone levels checked.
Hormone imbalance can mimic or cause common health disorders like depression, insomnia, or obesity to name a few. By performing serum and sputum lab work, we can be certain if hormones are the cause of your condition.
CONTACT INTEGRATED WELLNESS
You do not have to suffer with the symptoms of hormonal imbalance. Restoring hormones to their proper levels will help you feel like yourself again so you can fully enjoy life. The first step is a consultation with our medical provider, where a thorough medical history and hormone-focused physical exam will be conducted. If it is determined that your symptoms are indicative of hormonal imbalance, lab work will be ordered to evaluate the appropriate hormonal supplementation to address your unique needs.