Hormones play a vital role in the body. They are chemicals produced by the body’s endocrine glands. Hormones are responsible for several functions, such as the regulation of metabolism and appetite, heart rate maintenance, body temperature control, reproductive cycles, and sexual functions. When a hormone imbalance occurs, the body makes too little or too many hormones and this results in a number of different negative bodily effects.
Do You Have a Hormone Imbalance?
If an individual experiences unexplained and unintentional weight loss or gain, then this could indicate that the body is experiencing a hormone imbalance. Other common symptoms of an imbalance are unexplained and excessive sweating, trouble sleeping, headaches, blurred vision, and feelings of bloat. Changes in the person’s blood pressure and heart rate can also be a result of an imbalance in the body. Those who have a hormone imbalance may have dry skin, skin rashes, brittle or weak bones, and feel irritable and anxious. These signs can affect both men and women. Men who show signs of an imbalance may exhibit a decreased sex drive, have a low sperm count, decreased body hair growth, and erectile dysfunction. Women who have an imbalance may have symptoms like infertility, enlargement of the clitoris, breast tenderness, and vaginal dryness.
What Causes an Imbalance?
Hormone imbalances can occur for natural reasons and are prevalent during certain periods of a person’s life. For instance, women who are menstruating, breastfeeding, pregnant, or are menopausal are prone to hormone shifts and imbalances. Men also experience hormonal imbalances during puberty and as they grow older. Medical conditions can cause hormone imbalances in the body. Illnesses, like diabetes, thyroiditis, hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, and hypogonadism, can wreak havoc on the body’s hormones and keep them at an uneven level. Other factors, such as chronic exposure to stress, poor nutrition choices, and being overweight can contribute to an imbalance of hormones in one’s body.
There are many ways to treat a hormone imbalance in the body. At Quench Wellness in Chicago, we offer hormone optimization in the form of hormone replacement therapy. We use BioTE® pellets to ensure the best possible results. Using pellets to balance your hormones works more efficiently than other methods, because with pellets you don’t have to remember to take a daily pill or come in for regular injections. You simply have the pellet inserted underneath your skin, and then you can forget about it while it does its work.
If you are interested in this treatment, contact us today to schedule your consultation!