Our hormones are silent workhorses in our bodies. They act as chemical messengers, and they have a hand in coordinating everything from our body weight to moods to our sex drive. As we age, we invariably have a decline in hormone production. This is especially true for women exiting menopause. Yes, you can blame those annoying hot flashes on your hormone decrease. For men, the decline accompanies their declining sex drive and diminished energy levels.
At Affirm, we help our patients address their hormone imbalance through the use of bioidentical hormone programs.
Let’s get into bioidentical hormone replacement for these springy April blogs.
What are the symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women?
Women experience a variety of symptoms when their hormone levels become imbalanced:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
- Cold hand and feet
- Decreased libido
What are the symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men?
Although not as well-known as hormonal imbalance in women, men also experience symptoms from this. These are consistent with low testosterone levels:
- Loss of muscle mass
- Erectile dysfunction
- Chronic fatigue
- Decreased sex drive
- Increased body fat
- Decreased bone mass
- Mood changes
- Brain fog
OK, if those symptoms sound like the changes you’ve been noticing, you’re probably a great candidate for our bioidentical hormone replacement programs at Affirm. We can tell if this is a good treatment for you when we run a comprehensive blood panel.