All The Hormones
Does your hormonal well seem to be running dry? It happens to nearly all of us. Some women have had hysterectomies. Men may have experienced gonadal injuries or infections. For many men and women, though, hormonal fluctuations are simply due to age. However it happens, balancing your hormones is possible when you visit a clinic that specializes in treating hormonal imbalances.
How do I know it’s Hormone-Related?
Hormonal imbalances look different for men and women, and, of course, symptoms fluctuate between individual people. Women may experience:
- The dreaded hot flashes
- Menstrual irregularities and eventual cessation
- Hair growth in new and exciting places
- Vaginal dryness and/or painful intercourse
- Urinary tract infections (UTIs) or urinary incontinence
- Brain fog
- Depression or anxiety
- Decreased sex drive
- Changes in skin texture
Male symptoms of hormonal imbalance are:
- Loss of lean muscle mass
- Erectile dysfunction
- Loss of libido
- Difficulty concentrating
- Low energy
- Irritability or depressed mood
- Weight gain, especially around the abdomen
Some of these symptoms overlap while some of them are relevant to each gender. Not everyone will experience all symptoms, but even just a few of them can be detrimental to one’s quality of life.
What Can You do?
There are traditional hormone replacement therapies available, but they are not customized to individual needs. Although they can be effective, bioidentical hormone therapy, found at an integrative hormone clinic like Rose Canyon Health and Wellness, is more effective because the treatment is created according to what your body needs instead of being a generalized, one-size-fits-all treatment.
Bioidentical hormones are an effective treatment option that generally offers:
- Fewer side effects than traditional HRT
- More effective treatment because they mimic the body’s own hormones more closely than synthetic hormones
- More individualized, tailored treatment options
Synthetic hormones are not always metabolized as effectively as bioidentical because they are not as close to our body’s hormones as bioidentical hormones are. Bioidentical hormones are very close to the “real thing.”
Where can I Find a Hormone Clinic?
For those in the Mesa, AZ area, Rose Canyon Health and Wellness uses both traditional medical practices and complementary medicine to treat your hormonal imbalance. The first step in treating the imbalance is recognizing and diagnosing it. Megan Haden, board-certified Nurse Practitioner at Rose Canyon Health and Wellness, meets with you to take a complete medical history and does a comprehensive lab work-up to determine your hormonal baseline. Based on your specific needs, Megan will develop and individualized treatment plan that will help provide your body with exactly what it needs to optimize your hormonal balance.
Rose Canyon Health and Wellness is unique in that our Mesa clinic provides integrative healthcare where the patient is the focus. Our goal is to diagnose and treat hormonal imbalances for both men and women, and our clinic focuses on the entire you: your mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical health so that you can be the best you regardless of your stage of life. Call our office at (602) 740-2021 to make an appointment today. Our clinic is committed to helping you feel like a younger, more vital version of yourself.
Disclaimer: The information contained here was not written by a medical doctor and is intended for informational purposes only. This is not a substitute for medical advice.