Feeling well is our natural state. Yet many people, of all ages, struggle with fatigue, poor sleep, excess weight, low energy, brain fog, digestive disorders and many other “changes” from our earlier years. Emerging information about gut health, biorhythms, healthy cortisol, prime hormone levels, herbal supplements, genetics and more are coalescing to provide us with reasonable interventions for these problems. We do not have to age feeling not our best.
Dr. Deben at International Orthopaedic specialists is offering evaluation and treatment for many of these symptoms. Typically with a combination of lifestyle modification, herbal supplements and hormone support, many of these symptoms can be successfully treated.
New data around healthful aging reveals that about 80 percent of women in the United States suffer from hormone dysregulation. Men also commonly suffer the same. Approximatley 39 percent of men ages 45 and older have low testosterone levels. Fortunately, there are many ways in which you can treat this problem. Diet, supplementation, sleep optimization and exercise are some ways to mitigate some of these changes. However, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has proven to be one of the most useful methods. Take a look below and learn more about how to recognize the symptoms of hormonal imbalances and what you can do to address them.
What is Hormone Therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a way to provide the body with the hormones it lacks. With time, hormone levels dwindle, robbing us of the recovery, energy and vigor we enjoyed in our earlier years. There are some recent studies which suggest that declines in hormone levels can be associated with several common diseases such as hypertension and cardiac disease as well as some cancers and declines in mental acuity. New research is revealing that preserving hormone levels may possibly aid help to stave off some of these "diseases of old age."
How can you know if you have a hormonal imbalance in the first place?
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in Women
In women, the symptoms can be broad. It is common to note them about the time of menopause. But increasingly, due to hidden estrogens in our food and packaging, younger and younger women are experiencing some of these symptoms as well. Some of the symptoms women may experience include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Hair loss or thinning
- Vaginal dryness
- Mood Swings
- Irregular periods
- Brain fog
- Weight gain
- Difficulty losing weight
- Low energy
- Low libido
- Fatigue, difficulty concentrating
- Sleep disturbances & fatigue
- Urinary urgency
Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance in Men
In men, hormone imbalances are generally caused by low testosterone. Symptoms of hormone imbalance in men often begin in mid-life but may occur earlier in life too. Chronic stress and hidden estrogens in our food, food packaging materials and environment, can impact otherwise healthy testosterone levels. Some of the symptoms men may experience include:
- Low Sex Drive
- Difficultly Achieving or Maintaining an Erection
- Low Energy
- Weight Gain
- Muscle Mass Loss
- Hair Loss
- Bone Mass Loss
- Brain Fog
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Memory Loss
How Is Hormonal Imbalance Diagnosed?
Your symptoms will help guide the evaluation. Simple lab work is ordered and can reveal hidden imbalances. This is followed by a consultation with Dr. Deben about your symptoms, but more importantly, your health goals. Dr. Deben will partner with you to develop a treatment plan that considers your goals, medical history, lifestyle, and personal preferences during your consultation.
Dr. Deben is expertly trained in hormone health and developing treatment plans that are tailored to each individual patient. Keep in mind that your treatment success will depend on the development of a multidimensional treatment plan and a strong practitioner-patient relationship.
If you are tired of suffering from symptoms of hormone balance such as fatigue, low sex drive, irritability, anxiety, poor sleep, and more, schedule your appointment with us.
Ready to transform your life and discover hormone balance?