Everyone experiences hormone imbalances at some point in life, but how do you know when to seek a medical solution? Just as with other health conditions, it’s crucial to pay attention to the signals your body sends. Hormone imbalances can affect not only the person experiencing them but also those closest to them.
Here at Rejuvime, we believe that living life to your fullest potential is so very important. We’ve seen first-hand how transformational bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) can be on one’s quality of life––and the results, quite frankly, pump us up! Seeing men and women whose lives are refreshed and restored after BHRT is just one of the many reasons we believe this therapy to be so effective.
Hormone imbalances affect both men and women, each with varying signs and symptoms. In this article, we’ll outline those symptoms to help you determine if seeking out BHRT is the right step for you. It’s also important to note that many symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances can be caused by other health conditions, so it’s essential to consult a healthcare provider to determine if HRT is the treatment you need.
What Is Andropause?
Sometimes called male menopause, andropause occurs much more gradually than female menopause, as the production of testosterone begins slowing down around age 30. Men whose testosterone levels dip significantly may be diagnosed with low T—a condition that can cause hormonal changes with uncomfortable symptoms. These can include a low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, loss of muscle mass, and mood changes.
We’ve created a quiz that can help answer the question, “How do I know if I have a hormone imbalance?” After taking this quiz, you can decide if talking to a medical professional about the symptoms you’re experiencing can help.
Hormone Imbalances in Women
Hormonal imbalance is more common than you may realize. Women of all ages struggle with this. Each individual has a unique balance of hormones, but when they’re not balanced properly, symptoms arise. You may be experiencing fatigue, low libido, hot flashes, night sweats, a decrease in lean muscle and an increase in fat, along with constant mood swings. Getting back into balance and feeling like yourself again can be difficult and frustrating.
To help you understand what you may be going through, we’ve designed a quiz to assess hormonal imbalances in women. When you have a hormonal imbalance, you start to experience symptoms you’ve never had and—quite honestly—probably don’t want. We can help.
Start by taking our quiz, and you can be on the path to a happy hormonal balance again.
How to Treat Hormonal Imbalance?
If you’re experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance, what treatment options are there? Hormone replacement therapy is an increasingly popular choice for both men and women. At Rejuvime Medical, we tailor your therapy after conducting comprehensive blood tests—one of the most common ways to test hormone levels. These tests can detect testosterone, estrogen, cortisol, and thyroid levels.
Our 3-step hormone replacement process includes an initial appointment with a member of our team to discuss your symptoms and conduct a quick blood draw. After getting the results, our nurse practitioner meets with you and creates a customized treatment plan that includes services designed to address your specific needs. The third step is monitoring your progress and making adjustments if needed. We schedule your initial follow-up appointments every 3 months, then every 6 months after that.
Leading a Healthy Lifestyle
Our team firmly believes that patients should support hormone replacement therapy by incorporating healthy lifestyle changes. These can include:
- Managing your stress levels
- Keeping up with an exercise routine
- Incorporating mindfulness practices like yoga or meditation
- Getting plenty of sleep
- Eating a balanced diet
Quitting smoking and managing any other medical conditions you have is also essential for HRT to be effective.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance that are affecting your quality of life, we can help. Request a consultation with a hormone specialist by using the online form or by calling us at (225) 960-1580.