Hormone Imbalance Treatment Options
Do you have symptoms that you just can’t explain? Maybe you’re constantly fatigued even though you’ve gotten plenty of sleep. Or perhaps you’re gaining weight at a rapid rate, even though your diet hasn’t changed.
Your symptoms could be due to a hormone imbalance. When your hormones are out of sync, your body struggles to regulate important functions like appetite, libido, metabolism and more.
Having a hormone imbalance isn’t your fault, and it’s actually quite common. Some people are born with imbalances or develop them over time. As we age, our hormones also tend to fluctuate. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to treat hormone imbalances.
Test Your Hormone Levels First
Hormone imbalance symptoms are often varied and everyone’s hormone levels are different. Getting a hormone imbalance test will get to the root of your symptoms and help inform your course of treatment.
There are several types of hormone tests and procedures, including:
- Blood test: A sample of your blood will be withdrawn and sent to a lab to examine your hormone levels.
- Pelvic exam and pap smear: This will identify any unusual cysts, tumors or growths that could be responsible for your hormone imbalance.
- Ultrasound, MRI and x-ray: These methods will examine areas of the body such as the ovaries, uterus and thyroid to ensure there aren’t any abnormalities afflicting your hormone levels.
- Biopsy: If needed, a tissue sample will be taken to identify hormone receptors.
During your appointment, your physician will discuss all the options available to you and choose the best testing method or combination of methods to suit your needs.
Types of Hormone Imbalance Treatments For Men and Women
1. Bioidentical Hormone Pellets
This painless procedure involves inserting a small pellet underneath your skin and is available for both men and women. These pellets have a similar chemical and molecular makeup as chemicals naturally produced by your own body.
After the insertion, the hormone you need flows into your bloodstream. This provides rapid hormone balancing and can last up to six months.
2. Hormone Replacement Therapy
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) uses hormones made from plants. These hormones are a closer match to the chemical structure of the human body than synthetic hormones.
Different types of BHRT exist for men and women. For men, testosterone replacement therapy can increase libido, improve memory, build muscle mass and more. For women, estrogen replacement therapy can help with a variety of menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes and mood swings.
3. Thyroid Hormone Treatment
Whether you have low energy, hair loss or unexplained weight gain, thyroid hormone therapy may be able to help. This treatment for men and women addresses hormone deficiencies in your thyroid and brings them back up to positive levels.
Live Your Best Life With Happy, Healthy Hormones
If you’re struggling to live life to the fullest, you may have a hormone imbalance. At Balance Hormone Center, we can help you figure it out. Our caring and experienced physicians treat a variety of hormone imbalances and can find the best treatment to suit your needs. Call us today at 480-718-9960 or schedule an appointment.