From the moment you enter the world, your hormones are hard at work regulating your sleep cycle, mood, metabolism, and heart rate. When your hormone levels are in balance, your body functions as it should. But if there’s any shift in hormone levels, you and your body feel it.
At Alpha Internal Medicine, we understand all too well how hormonal changes affect your health. But if you know what happens to your body when your hormones are imbalanced and the signs to look for, it may push you towards getting the help you need.
Hormonal changes affect both men and women, and our team offers natural hormone replacement options that can restore balance, improve health, and relieve those symptoms.
About those hormones
Every system, organ, and tissue in your body has a specific job to do, and your hormones are responsible for relaying the necessary information about getting those jobs done. Your hormones are produced in the glands that make up your endocrine system and play a vital role in managing:
- Sexual health
- Body temperature
- Heart rate
Changes in hormone balance can occur at any time and may lead to issues such as difficulty losing weight or infertility.
Most people associate hormone imbalance with women going through menopause as their estrogen levels decline. But women aren’t the only ones who experience changes in hormone levels. Testosterone production in men also decreases with age.
Feeling a little off-balance?
Because your hormones assist in the management of so many systems in your body, an imbalance can throw things off. Common symptoms that may indicate your hormones are out of whack include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Mood changes
- Weight gain
- Low libido
- Being easily agitated
For women, a decrease in estrogen also affects vaginal tissue, which may cause vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. For men, low testosterone may lead to erectile dysfunction.
These hormonal changes that occur in men and women also affect body composition, decreasing muscle and bone mass and increasing fat gain. These changes may place you at risk of developing chronic health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, or osteoporosis.
Restoring hormone balance
While hormonal changes may be part of the aging process, you don’t have to simply live with the imbalance. At Alpha Internal Medicine we offer a natural solution with our BioTE® bioidentical hormone pellets to restore your hormone levels, alleviate your symptoms, and improve your overall health. These pellets contain bioidentical hormones, which are created from soy or yams and have the same chemical structure and function as the hormones naturally produced by your body.
In addition to providing you with a more natural hormone replacement option, the BioTE pellets are custom-designed to match your specific hormonal needs. The grain-sized pellet is placed under your skin, usually on your upper buttock, and provides consistent delivery of hormones to optimize your levels.
For women, the BioTE pellet maintains hormone balance for 3-4 months and for men it works for 4-5 months. We closely monitor your symptoms and hormone levels and replace your pellet when needed.
Hormonal imbalance can throw off many of your body systems, which can affect your physical and emotional health. But there’s no need to suffer through the imbalance. Let us help you restore your hormone levels naturally.
To schedule an evaluation, call our office in Fayetteville, Georgia, or request an appointment online.