Are you dealing with unexplained fatigue? Has your libido dwindled to nothing? Is a sudden fight with anxiety making it hard to function? These problems might not just be the result of simple aging. They could be a sign of a hormone imbalance. Your hormones help regulate various bodily functions and can wreak havoc on you when they fall outside of desired ranges. Inspire Health Clinics specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of hormone imbalances.
What are Hormones?
Hormones are chemicals produced by certain glands in your body. They flow through your bloodstream and play a crucial role in regulating your:
- Heart rate
- Sleep cycles
- General growth and development
- Body temperature
Hormones also affect your personality, as well as your stress levels. Everyone experiences hormonal fluctuations from time to time, but if the problem persists, it may increase your risk of more serious health problems.
Hormone Imbalances In Men
Many of our male hormone therapy patients fall between 30 and 60 years of age. Though, it’s not uncommon for us to treat men in their twenties. Unfortunately, many men suffer through hormone imbalances for some time before seeking help. Don’t be uncomfortable longer than you have to!
- Lower Sex Drive
- Memory Loss
- Weight Gain
- Hair Loss
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Muscle Loss
- Cognitive Decline
Hormone Imbalances in Women
Many women experience hormonal issues as they get closer to or following menopause. This is due to the body’s changing endocrine outputs. Like men, many of our female patients assume this lessened health is just part of life. It’s as much a part of aging gracefully as wrinkles and age spots. But hormone imbalances in women can be treated and quality of life can be improved.
- Lowered Sex Drive
- Decreased Sexual Pleasure
- Hot Flashes
- Moodiness and Grumpiness
- Night Sweats
- Fatigue and Insomnia
- Increased Anxiety
- Muscle Weakness
- Slow Wound Healing
- Weight Gain or difficulty losing weight
- Cardiovascular Issues
- Hair Thinning
Frequently Asked Questions
How Do You Diagnose Hormone Imbalances?
To diagnose a hormone imbalance, we will review your medical history and ask about your symptoms, including how often you experience them and if anything helps relieve them.
Next, we may order blood tests to help analyze your hormone levels and evaluate for other causes of your symptoms.
How Is Hormone Treatment Administered?
At Inspire Health Clinics, we treat hormone imbalances with a combination of healthy lifestyle changes and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Bioidentical HRT uses plant-based hormones to restore your body to balance.
Delivery methods for hormones include:
- Topical creams or gels
- Vaginal suppositories
The administration method that will most benefit you depends on several factors, including your age, medical history, lifestyle, and the condition being treated.
In most patients, a troche is the most effective hormone delivery option. In this treatment type, a small lozenge is dissolved under the tongue. This gives the medicine easy access to your bloodstream without the pain of injections or the hassle of creams.
Because every dose is designed for an individual patient, there’s no danger of under or overdosing.
What Kind of Hormones Can Hormone Therapy Replace?
Though scientists have identified over 50 hormones in the human body, hormone therapy focuses on those most closely associated with aging. These include:
- Estrogen (Estron, Estradiol, Estriol)
A Safe and Monitored Way to Manage Hormone Problems
Hormone therapy is a time-tested method for treating age-related symptoms. During the first few weeks of treatment, it’s normal to experience mild symptoms, like acne, bloating, fatigue, or mild weight gain. Often these issues resolve after your body adjusts to the added hormones.
If you have any concerns during treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us. We closely monitor your progress to ensure a positive outcome.
Prior to treatment, please let our staff know if you have a history of the following:
- Heart Attacks
- Blood Clots
- Breast Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Uterine Cancer
- Liver Cancer
- Endometrial Cancer
- Undiagnosed Vaginal Bleeding
At Inspire Health Clinics, we strive to help every patient!
At Inspire Health Clinics, we strive to help every patient feel and look their best. And, for those dealing with age-related fatigue, a hormone replacement session is often the best place to start.
We believe your body already has what it needs to heal itself. That’s why we don’t recommend synthetic hormones. Instead, we prefer to use those chemically identical to the ones already in your body. Each dose is customized to meet your body’s specific needs.
Every person in our office is personally invested in your success. Heather Hardy is a compassionate professional who always puts your safety and quality of life first. She also works diligently to uncover the root causes of your hormone issues.
We’re here to take the hassle out of hormone therapy.
Whether you call Salt Lake or South Jordan home, our team of hormone replacement experts is just a few digits away.
If you’re ready to take a step towards a more youthful you, give 801-477-5424 a call.