A hormone imbalance isn’t just something that affects women during menopause. Men experience the effects of imbalances, too. When estrogen, testosterone, growth hormones, progesterone, and thyroid are imbalanced, you suffer unpleasant symptoms that affect your quality of life.
Gina Ressler, MD, and our team at Signature Skin Care offer BioTE® hormone therapy to bring you back into alignment so you feel like yourself again.
What hormones are for
Hormones affect just about every bodily system. They control sleep cycles, body temperature, heart rate, sexual function, and reproduction. Metabolism, growth, mood, and stress levels are at least partially dependent on your hormones.
The female hormones of estrogen and progesterone support bone health, sex drive, vaginal comfort, and skin health. The male hormone testosterone helps men feel energized, boosts libido, and governs weight and muscle mass.
The sex hormones aren’t the only ones that can fall out of balance. Adrenal imbalances, inadequate growth hormones, and thyroid issues can affect your mood, energy, and weight. Imbalances in any hormone can have long-term implications for your weight.
How hormone imbalances affect your body
Both men and women experience issues such as insomnia, overwhelming fatigue, and brain fog due to hormone imbalances. You may also feel emotionally erratic. Often, you’re cranky and irritable. Your energy may crash and stress overwhelms. Imbalanced hormones also make you prone to depression and anxiety.
Hormones affect your sexual function. Men may feel a loss of libido and erectile dysfunction, the inability to maintain or achieve an erection. Women also lose their interest in sex and experience vaginal dryness, which makes intercourse unpleasant and sometimes painful.
Hormone imbalances often peak during menopause and cause the associated symptoms of hot flashes, night sweats, and headaches.
Women and men can also experience weight gain as a result of hormone imbalances. Women find more weight settles in their bellies, while men find muscle mass is hard to build or maintain. Hunger is out of control at times.
The reason hormones fall out of balance
Hormones often change as you get older, including growth hormones. Women experience altered estrogen and progesterone during perimenopause and menopause. Men’s testosterone levels naturally decline as they age, sometimes at an accelerated rate that makes symptoms unbearable.
If you live an especially stressful lifestyle or overexercise, you may experience an imbalance in adrenal hormones. Thyroid hormones may become erratic due to disease.
A solution for imbalanced hormones
Lifestyle changes, such as a healthy diet and more physical activity, help put hormones back into balance. But these steps often aren’t enough on their own. That’s why we at Signature Skin Care provide BioTE bioidentical hormone therapy to help rebalance your hormones.
These hormones, made from natural plant ingredients, are applied as pellets (the size of a grain of rice) just under your skin. They offer a customized formulation of hormones to meet your specific imbalances and deliver a consistent dose so you feel better. BioTE hormones match your natural hormones exactly, so your body uses them efficiently.
If you’re ready to reduce or eliminate the life-disrupting symptoms of hormone imbalances,
call our office in Edmond, Oklahoma, or use our online tool to make an appointment.