The functions of the body are controlled by hormones, which are secreted by the endocrine glands. The endocrine system therefore sends messages to the organs and tissues by dispersing hormones through the bloodstream. When something in the body is awry and the problem is not due to illness, infection, or injury, it may be due to an imbalance in the hormone levels.
Healthcare providers today often use integrative holistic medicine to treat hormone imbalance. A hormonal imbalance happens when there is either an excess amount of hormones or an insufficient amount of hormones secreted into the bloodstream, so hormone replacement therapy is likely an ideal solution.
What Does a Hormone Imbalance Do?
Hormones regulate everything – sleep patterns, metabolism, hunger, etc. If you do not take care of your various bodily needs, from sleep to nutrition, you can create an imbalance in your hormones. Also, various life stages as we get older can trigger changes in our hormones.
This imbalance can cause stress, an increased or decreased body temperature, and issues related to the reproductive system. The body’s endocrine system is so exact that even a slight imbalance in the secretion of hormones can make a big difference in how we feel.
Who Is Affected by Hormone Imbalances?
Changes in hormones can occur in anyone, and the symptoms surrounding the imbalance vary according to the errant hormone. In teenagers, hormone fluctuations can cause problems sleeping. For women, a change in hormones may affect menstruation and pregnancy. For men, a hormone imbalance could lead to sexual performance issues.
The hormones which get the most attention are estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone, which are the human sex hormones. Changes in these hormones tend to affect our behavior and our mood.
That is why hormone replacement therapy can get your body back to feeling and working like “normal” again. A wellness professional can evaluate your hormone levels and provide natural and therapeutic ways to get your system back on track.
Menopause and Andropause Treatments
It is natural for women to eventually experience menopause and for men to experience andropause. During menopause, a woman’s estrogen and progesterone hormone levels decrease significantly. During andropause, men begin to have lower levels of testosterone than before.
Both men and women who are going through these hormonal changes can lose muscle mass and bone density, experience unexplained fatigue, and go through mood swings and problems sleeping. Hormonal therapy can ease these symptoms and help you enjoy life much more.
Hormone Replacement Therapy Treatment Center
If you are experiencing unexplained depression, anxiety, or fatigue, or even hot flashes, weight gain, and bone loss, then you may be an ideal candidate for hormone replacement therapy. This specialized therapy will address these symptoms and help you start feeling like yourself.
Between the Bridges Healing Center has your best interests in mind. We will help you find relief through simple but effective methods of treating your symptoms and getting your body back to hormonal balance.
For more information or to request an appointment, call us today at (507) 388-7488 or fill out our appointment request form online now. Hormonal imbalance doesn’t have to define your lifestyle anymore!