How Can a Hormone Imbalance Affect Men and Women?
Hormone imbalances can have a dramatic impact on our health and well-being. This happens when there's a disruption in hormone production or balance in the endocrine system, which is responsible for producing and regulating hormones that control bodily functions from metabolism to mood.
At Gard Wellness Solutions, our expert team is dedicated to helping patients near West Palm Beach, Orlando, Miami, Boca Raton, Jupiter, and Wellington, FL deal with hormonal imbalances that can disrupt their lives.
Keep reading to find out how hormone imbalances can affect your health and well-being, and how to get treatment.
What's hormone imbalance, and what are the symptoms?
Hormonal imbalances occur in males and females, typically between the ages of 45 and 55. Hormones like testosterone and estrogen are present in both males and females, but their imbalance can have different effects.
So, while low testosterone levels will be different in each sex, levels that are too low can cause many of the same symptoms, such as fatigue, decreased sex drive, decreased muscle mass and strength, and mood changes. In males, it can also lead to erectile dysfunction.
Another example is estrogen dominance, which can occur in males or females when there is too much estrogen relative to other hormones, like progesterone or testosterone. This can cause weight gain, bloating, mood swings, decreased sex drive, and an increased risk of breast cancer. In females, it can cause irregular periods, vaginal dryness, and hot flashes.
Thyroid disorders, adrenal fatigue, menopause, and andropause are common causes of these hormonal imbalances.
How are hormone imbalances treated?
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) at Gard Wellness Solutions is a safe and effective way to restore hormone balance and alleviate the symptoms of hormone imbalances. HRT involves supplementing the body with hormones that are deficient or imbalanced.
HRT can be administered in various forms, such as pills, patches, and creams. The team at Gard Wellness Solutions will evaluate your symptoms, take your medical history, and test your hormone levels to create a personalized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal hormone balance.
What are the benefits of HRT for male and female patients?
In both male and female patients, HRT can help:
- Boost sex drive
- Improve energy levels, focus, and mental clarity
- Help burn body fat and build lean muscle
- Improve sleep quality
- Improve mood
- Reduce the risk of osteoporosis
HRT can benefit males by:
- Increasing sex drive and erectile function
- Slow or reverse baldness
HRT can benefit females who experience hormone imbalances by:
- Relieving hot flashes and night sweats
- Improving vaginal dryness and sexual function
- Reducing other menopause-related health problems
What can I expect after hormone replacement therapy?
The results of HRT can vary depending on the patient and the type of HRT used. In our experience, patients begin to feel better and more energized 7 – 10 days after their treatment begins.
However, it's important to note that some patients experience side effects from HRT, including:
- Skin sensitivity
- Mood swings
- Hair thickening
You will be monitored throughout your treatment to ensure your hormones and dosage remain appropriate. But if you develop side effects that raise questions at any time, we encourage you to reach out to our supportive team.
Get hormone replacement therapy in West Palm Beach, FL
Hormone imbalances can significantly impact your quality of life and well-being. HRT can offer a safe and effective solution to restore hormone balance and alleviate symptoms.
If you want to find out which treatment options may be suitable for you, schedule an appointment with the experienced team at Gard Wellness Solutions. We serve patients throughout West Palm Beach, Orlando, Miami, Boca Raton, Jupiter, and Wellington, FL.