How Can a Hormone Imbalance Affect My Overall Health?
Hormone changes are a natural part of the aging process, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with their unwanted side effects. At Cameron Wellness and Spa in Salt Lake City, UT, our team of health and wellness experts is committed to helping both men and women look, feel, and function better with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). If you suspect that some of your unwanted symptoms may be associated with a hormone imbalance, read on to learn more about the benefits of hormone replacement therapy.
How can I tell if my hormone levels are low?
When a person’s hormones – in particular, estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone – escape normal physiologic ranges, they often develop a number of disruptive and discouraging symptoms. In women, this typically occurs as they reach menopause, while men experience this phenomenon associated with andropause. To determine with certainty whether your hormones may be low or unbalanced, our providers will perform a comprehensive blood panel to establish your hormone levels. Based on these results, a hormone replacement treatment plan can be custom-tailored to help meet your needs.
What are the symptoms of hormonal imbalance?
Hormone changes can affect men and women in a variety of different ways. For temporary hormone fluctuations, like those associated with pregnancy, symptoms typically resolve once the hormones naturally rebalance themselves (after delivery, in this case). Hormone changes associated with menopause or andropause, however, may produce chronic symptoms that do not improve without intervention. These can have a significantly negative impact on the patient’s overall health and wellness and may include:
Symptoms of menopause
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal atrophy
- Pain with intercourse
- Low libido
- Thinning hair
- Facial hair growth
- Weight gain
Symptoms of andropause
- Brain fog
- Erectile dysfunction
- Sexual dysfunction
- Low libido
- Hair loss
- Loss of muscle mass
- Chronic fatigue
- Stubborn abdominal fat
If menopause, andropause, or another hormone-related condition is affecting your quality of life, your health, or even your appearance, you may be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Correcting hormone imbalance with BHRT
BHRT can be used to restore more appropriate hormone levels in both men and women, helping to mitigate the symptoms of andropause and menopause, respectively. Prior to starting treatment, our team will establish your baseline hormone levels with a blood draw. Based on these results, your BHRT dosage will be selected. We are proud to offer multiple delivery methods, including oral capsules, injections, and others, allowing patients to select the treatment approach that is preferred and convenient for them. After several weeks of BHRT, most patients begin to notice an improvement in their menopause or andropause symptoms, with the results of treatment continuing to improve over the next few months. With ongoing treatment, patients can enjoy consistent relief for years or even decades to come.
Take back control of your life with BHRT in Salt Lake City, UT
Don’t let hormone changes leave you feeling like someone you don’t recognize. With BHRT, you can restore a more youthful, healthier, and happier version of yourself. For more information on the benefits of BHRT and to find out whether you may qualify for treatment, call Cameron Wellness and Spa in Salt Lake City, UT to schedule your private consultation with our experienced providers today.