Hormones are tiny chemical messengers in your body that play a tremendous role in your overall health and well-being. Most everyone will experience imbalanced hormones at some point, particularly with increasing age. In addition to aging, factors such as thyroid disease, diabetes, extreme stress, and poor lifestyle habits can fuel these imbalances.
Dr. Javier Sosa and his expert team at Woodlands Primary Healthcare offer hormone replacement therapy and customized anti-aging regimens that restore hormones and nutrients to bring your body back into balance. Read on to learn more about improved hormone balance for optimized health.
Signs of hormone imbalance
When you have low levels of hormones, such as estrogen or testosterone, you can experience a broad range of symptoms. While each experience is unique, common potential signs include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Hair loss or thinning
- Increased wrinkles and fine lines
- Painful intercourse
- Poor learning and memory capabilities
- Reduced muscle mass
- Reduced sex drive
- Urinary incontinence
- Vaginal dryness
- Weight gain
Imbalanced hormones can also raise your risk for chronic diseases, such as osteoporosis, heart disease, and certain forms of cancer. Dr. Sosa can determine whether you’re a good candidate for HRT.
How hormone replacement therapy can help
Hormone replacement therapy does just what it sounds like: it brings your hormone levels to a more optimized place through medication. In addition to feeling more like yourself and not being bothered by issues such as painful intercourse, changes in your appearance, or cognitive challenges, hormone replacement therapy can help stave off potentially serious complications.
The importance of a healthy lifestyle
With or without hormone replacement therapy, how you live your daily life can make a major difference in your hormone levels and whether you experience the irksome symptoms of an imbalance. Important steps may include eating a nutritious diet, exercising regularly, cultivating healthy sleep habits, and managing stress.
At Woodlands Primary Healthcare, we specialize in metabolic medicine, including a focus on your nutritional needs. Because the body doesn’t absorb nutrients as easily later in life, you may not be eating enough or the right foods. Addressing this is important, seeing as nutrient deficiencies fuel chronic diseases.
If you’re having trouble meeting your nutrient needs for any reason, we may recommend vitamins and intravenous vitamin therapy. During IV therapy, essential vitamins and minerals are delivered through an IV for rapid absorption and optimal benefits.
To learn more about hormonal balance, improving your health or energy levels, or get the support you need, call Woodlands Primary Healthcare, located in The Woodlands, Texas, or request an appointment with Dr. Sosa on our website.