As we age, there is potential for our body’s hormone levels to become imbalanced. There are many and seemingly unconnected symptoms of hormone imbalance. Here is a rather comprehensive list of some of the symptoms associated with a hormone imbalance:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Lack of energy and fatigue during the day
- Reduced mental focus and memory
- Depression, anxiety
- Weight gain
- Muscle/joint pain
- Decreased muscle strength
- Reduced sexual desire and performance
Men and women can be equally affected by hormone imbalance, though there are some different symptoms. None of these symptoms are enjoyable, and many of us face several of these symptoms at the same time. Do not let yourself suffer through these symptoms. You need to take the first step by acknowledging that it has become an issue in your daily life. There is help for you once you do that.
What Comes Next?
The next step is to get a blood test. From there, New Life Medical Group can help you get back on track with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) if your results show a hormone imbalance. We use an innovative procedure called BioTE® Pellet Therapy. The pellets, derived from natural plant sources, get implanted underneath the skin. Estrogen is implanted for women and testosterone for men. This therapy keeps the hormones balanced throughout the day, reducing the problems encountered in other treatments for this condition, such as topical or orally administered hormones. Because BioTE® Pellet Therapy uses natural plant sources, studies have shown fewer side effects than a synthetic counterpart. There is some recovery time; usually, a few days (men longer than women). Patients may observe minor bruising or skin discoloration. There are also specific restrictions, based on strenuous exercise, baths, swimming and hot tubs for the first few days after the injections.
None of the symptoms related to hormonal imbalance are things we should simply live with. They ruin our quality of life. For that reason alone, we encourage you to reach out to us for a consult. Getting your life back on a healthy track will be one of the best things you could do for yourself.