Low thyroid hormone levels. The thyroid controls how quickly your body burnsenergy, so if its hormone levels are too low your metabolism will slow down.If you're doing everything right - eating healthy and exercising - but still having trouble losing weight, a hormone imbalance may be to blame. Bioidentical Hormone Doctorsseek to find such imbalances and optimize the level of hormones in your body. Some imbalances include:
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 loosing weight, anxiety, and depression.
Testosterone Deficiency. Typically associated with male hormones, testosterone deficiency can occur in males or females. Deficiency in testosterone can create decreased energy, low libido, weight gain, memory troubles, and depression.
Our bioidentical hormone doctors can identify and correct hormone imbalance symptoms with hormone replacement therapy, combining conventional approaches with alternative techniques. Some symptoms can be treated with herbal medicine and others require a customized hormone plan. 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.
Other symptoms of hormone imbalance are:
- Mood changes
- Sleep problems
- Decreased Bone Density
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