Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona Bioidentical Hormone Specialists
If you’re doing everything right – eating healthy and exercising – but still having trouble with losing weight, low energy, low libido, poor concentration, and chronic pain, a hormone imbalance may be to blame. Hormones play roles in many different functions in our bodies and when imbalanced lead to a variety of symptoms. Some of these dysfunctions are outlined below:
- Low thyroid hormone levels. The thyroid controls how quickly your body burns energy, so if its hormone levels are too low your metabolism will slow down.
- Elevated adrenal activity. The adrenal glands regulate the body’s stress response. So the greater the adrenal activity, the greater the presence of stress hormones in the body. In an attempt to protect itself from this stress, the body holds on to excess fat. The elevated stress hormones can lead to binge eating and intense cravings.
- Depressed progesterone. Essential to conception, pregnancy, and regulation of the monthly menstrual cycle, progesterone is a steroid hormone that counters excess estrogen or estrogen dominance. So when estrogen is in excess or progesterone is depressed, the imbalance can lead to multiple challenges. These include water retention, difficulty losing weight, anxiety, and depression.
- Testosterone Deficiency. Typically associated with male hormones however, testosterone deficiency can occur in males or females. Deficiency in testosterone can create decreased energy, low libido, weight gain, memory troubles, and depression.
Hormone changes during the various phases of life can be normal, but that does not mean you have to suffer with the symptoms that arise from these imbalances. Moreover hormone imbalances contribute to health problems like weight gain, mood disorders, bone loss, and heart disease.
- Adrenal Fatigue
Other symptoms of hormone imbalance are:
- Hot flashes
- Low energy
- Low libido
- Weight gain
- Mood changes
- Sleep problems
- Decreased Bone Density
We want you to know that you don’t have to live with these symptoms and health risks. Our doctors will identify and help correct hormone imbalances with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, using very specific testing and individualized bioidentical hormones. What is important and what our doctors emphasize is bringing your hormones into balance so the rest of your body and your life will be too.