It is easy to casually toss around phrases that blame certain moods or behaviors on hormones. If we’re not blaming our actions on our hunger or a lack of sleep, “being hormonal” is generally next in line.
But, there is more truth than the average person may realize in how frequently hormonal influences impact our overall well-being, both physically and mentally. Hormones are natural regulators, their chemicals working throughout our bodies to help control and foster appropriate development. They have the potential to impact a number of systems, from blood sugar and blood pressure to fertility, sex drive, growth, and even sleep.
Understanding The Impact Of A Hormonal Imbalance
Hormones are vital to the way our bodies function and their levels fluctuate throughout our lifetimes, peaking at certain periods and falling off during others. Experts have noted that decreasing hormones alone is not necessarily a problem, but when those decreasing hormones affect the quality of life or healthy function, interventions may be needed.
And because hormones are tied to the regulation of so many critical systems, it’s important for patients seeking treatment to find integrative support that evaluates health with a wide lens to see how one system or deficit is impacting another.
Symptoms ranging from fatigue to weight changes to slow or fast heartbeat, constipation, anxiety or depression, diarrhea and elevated levels of cholesterol can all be tied to a hormonal imbalance. Each of these symptoms can have varying degrees of intensity, depending on the person, and for women additional menstrual symptoms can come into play.
Hormone Pellet Therapy As A Solution
One potential treatment to help alleviate symptoms related to a hormonal imbalance and correct the issue at the source is hormone pellet therapy, also referred to as HRT or HRT pellets. Used to help balance both men’s hormones and women’s hormones, HRT pellets essentially replace hormones that are no longer being produced at the same level within the body.
HRT pellets supplement the work being done by the testes and ovaries to bring hormonal levels back to or near where they used to be in previous years, helping a patient achieve hormonal balance and realize a renewed sense of vitality. Since the pellets are placed just under the skin during a pain-free office procedure, they slowly release small amounts of hormones into the bloodstream over time.
Depending on their duration — the pellets last a bit longer in men than in women — patients would receive new doses 2-4 times a year.
As compared to other hormone treatments, from oral regimens to creams and patches, the HRT pellets have been shown to release at more consistent levels over time. And, HRT pellets have allowed patients to experience an improved level of energy, libido and focus, among other benefits.
At Ethos Integrative Medicine in Scottsdale, our team of specialists — including Dr. Matthew Hernandez specializing in men’s hormones and joint health — takes a novel approach to healthcare to achieve the results patients deserve. Learn more about our team at https://ethosscottsdale.com/.
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