Understanding Hormonal Imbalances: Symptoms, Diagnosis, and Treatment Options
The Importance of Seeking Professional Medical Help and Exploring HRT and Lifestyle Changes
As we discussed in our last video, hormonal imbalances affect both men and women, causing a range of symptoms that can significantly impact health and wellbeing. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, up to 30% of women experience hormonal imbalances during their lifetime, and I'm not sure I've talked about the subject with a midddle aged man that didn't also experience hormonal imbalances or low testosterone.
Hormonal imbalances can cause different symptoms, depending on which hormones are affected. Women may experience irregular menstrual cycles, headaches, weight gain, acne, and mood swings, while men may experience low libido, ED, and decreased muscle mass. Common symptoms of hormonal imbalances in both men and women include fatigue, hair loss, and insomnia.
If you really think about it, these can all be life changing symptoms. Not to mention how they affect a person when you pile 2 or mor on the top.
Diagnosing hormonal imbalances requires a comprehensive medical evaluation, including blood tests and a review of symptoms. According to Dr. Romy Block, a board-certified endocrinologist, "The most critical step in managing hormonal imbalances is getting an accurate diagnosis from a qualified medical professional."
Here at Creek Stone Integrated Medical, we have a medical provider and professional here on staff that can help you with just that.
HRT can be an effective treatment for hormonal imbalances by supplementing the body with deficient or imbalanced hormones to restore balance. A study published in the Journal of Women's Health found that HRT significantly improved quality of life and decreased the severity of menopausal symptoms in women. That also goes for women that have been through a hysterectomy.
HRT can also improve energy levels and libido in men with low testosterone levels. Most of our patients rave about the amazing sleep they get after hormone optimization.
We use Evexipel hormone replacement pellets for several reasons but the biggest of them are:
- Creams are messy and dangerous to children who can come into contact with the cream. The child can develop signs of homrone exposure.
- Weekly testosterone injections are a hassle with the equipment and remembering to stay on top of it
- Evexipel only needs to be done every 3-4 months for females and every 6 months for males
- Evexipel beats out BioT because it's coated in a steroid that decreases inflammation and hurries healing.
In addition to HRT, lifestyle changes such as regular exercise, stress management, and a balanced diet can also help balance hormones and improve overall health and wellness. A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that lifestyle modifications such as weight loss and exercise can significantly improve symptoms of hormonal imbalances in women with polycystic ovary syndrome.
Overall, hormonal imbalances can significantly impact health and wellbeing, and it is essential to seek a proper diagnosis and treatment plan from a qualified medical professional. HRT can be an effective treatment for hormonal imbalances and can help improve symptoms and restore balance.
Our HRT patients here at Creek Stone Integrated Medical can't say enough about it. If we can help you, call us at 806-355-3000 to get started with a medical consult today.
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Dr. Jeff Williams, DC, FIANM, DABFP, FMS is double Board Certified as a Fellow in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine and Orthopedics as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Forensic Professionals, Certified in Functional Movement Systems, expert witness in personal injury cases, and chiropractor in Amarillo, TX. As an Amarillo chiropractor, Dr. Williams treats chronic pain, disc pain, low back pain, neck pain, whiplash injuries, and more. Dr. Williams is also the host of The Chiropractic Forward Podcast (https://www.chiropracticforward.com). Through the podcast, Dr. Williams teaches fellow chiropractors and advocates weekly for evidence-based, patient-centered practice through current and relevant research. If you have any questions for Dr. Williams, feel free to email at [email protected] Learn more about Dr. Williams and his practice at https://www.amarillochiropractor.com.
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