The term hormone can sometimes get tossed around like a beachball. People say things like, “My hormones are off!” or “Man, I’m hormonal today,” but we’re not exactly sure why. Society tends to only classify women in this group, but men and women alike can experience imbalances and shrug off the feelings and move on with the day. We certainly know when things are “off” but the ability to identify how we got there and what to do about it seems to be less obvious.
The medical definition of hormone is the chemical substance produced in the body that controls and regulates the activity of certain cells or organs. In other words, hormones help with everything we do. Everyday activity such as sleep cycles, mood control, digesting food, metabolic rate, are all dependent on hormones. Your thyroid, as an example, produces a thyroid hormone that regulates your metabolic rate as well as brain development, mood, and bone maintenance, to name a few. Sounds pretty important, right?
Hormones are produced by glands in the endocrine system. As the hormones travel throughout your body, they send messages to your organs to tell them what to do and when. It’s easy to see and understand why when hormones are unbalanced it can affect your entire body – and your mood!
Symptoms of Unbalanced Hormones
According to a JAMA Psychiatry research article, it was concluded that changing hormones associated with transition into menopause are strongly associated with new onset of depressed mood among women with no history of depression. Aging plays a major factor in our hormones and it can be imperative to your health to identify the causes and notice symptoms.
When hormones are unbalanced, there can be obvious symptoms, but not always. Depression may be easy to recognize in someone other than yourself, so it is important to self-evaluate or have friends and family that can identify if there’s an issue. More obvious symptoms of imbalanced hormones include:
- Irritability/mood swings
- Extreme fatigue/difficulty sleeping
- Unexplained or excessive sweating
- Low sex drive
- Joint aches and pain
Less obvious symptoms may include:
- Memory loss, mental fog, confusion
- Brittle or weak bones
- Changes in blood pressure
- Changes in blood sugar concentration
Men don’t get a pass in the hormone department, either. Aging is a natural cause for men to become hormonally imbalanced. Men who have improperly balanced hormones can lead to medical conditions such as low testosterone or prostate cancer. Symptoms in men may include:
- Reduced sex drive
- Low sperm count
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Reduced body hair growth
- Reduced muscle mass
These just scratch the surface of what improperly balanced hormones can do to your body. So, what can you do if you feel out of control?
Restoration is at Hand
The great news is that it’s 2019. We live in a time where this much-studied phenomenon of imbalanced hormones has resulted in some amazing treatment options. That’s why at Innovations in Health, Dr. E. Stanton Shoemaker has chosen BioTE Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy. BioTE is safe and effective with no harmful side effects.
BioTE is for both men and women and has helped hundreds of thousands achieve balanced hormones and restored health. According to the BioTE Medical website, and as mentioned before, hormones can worsen with age. The pellets contain bioidentical testosterone or estrogen. They are placed subcutaneously (under the skin) in the body and release a continuous stream of bioidentical hormones. The pellets dissolve and are absorbed into your body.
BioTE Medical Hormone Pellet Therapy has been shown in research to reduce the risk of diabetes, heart disease, prevent or improve osteoporosis, increase energy, assist in the loss of belly fat, to name a few. Your overall health and well-being may be crying out for balanced hormones. If that’s you, BioTE might be just the thing you need.
If you feel you are a good candidate for BioTE, Innovations in Health would love to discuss this treatment option with you and help you restore your hormones and mood. Please give us a call today at (361) 929-7088 to schedule a consultation and screening. We can’t wait to help you be the best version of you!