What your health reveals about your hormones

In today’s society, many Americans are quick to self-diagnose when they experience problems with sleeping, lack of energy, low sexual libido, and depression. In actuality, what many don’t know is that these problems are commonly associated with hormone imbalance, and can often be resolved by making a series of smart, healthy lifestyle changes as well as through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).

Our daily lives present a wealth of opportunities that can trigger problems related to hormone imbalance. Stress that you experience at work or at home can cause hormone imbalance, as well as exposure to chemicals found in common household and makeup products. Weight gain, poor diet, and menopause are also factors that contribute to hormone imbalance.

If you’ve been experiencing short- or -long-term health problems such as those mentioned above, it’s possible you might be suffering from hormone imbalance.

Have you been feeling down and depressed?

Depression is often directly caused by stress — especially long-term stress. When you feel stressed, your body will secrete two hormones known as cortisol and norepinephrine. Cortisol can slow down your metabolism and can lead to the development of ulcers and low sexual libido in both men and women. Norepinephrine impacts your body more on the psychological level and is often the source of irritability and mood swings.

Have you been experiencing a low sex drive?

A low sex drive is often triggered by a decrease in testosterone in males and progesterone in women, and is directly related to stress. In times of stress, your body’s cortisol levels will rise and cause your other hormones to fluctuate. Since low sex drive is usually caused by stress, any number of factors can contribute to low sexual libido, such as problems at work, financial hardships, and more. The most ideal way to tackle these problems are to recognize the sources of stress and take steps to eliminate these sources from your life as best as possible.

Have you been experiencing constant fatigue, or loss of energy?

Loss of energy is often caused by adrenal fatigue, which occurs when the adrenal glands fail to provide the hormones your body needs to stay energetic all throughout the day. Additionally, constant fatigue can also be caused by hypothyroidism, or low thyroid function, in which your body fails to produce the hormones needed to regulate your metabolism.

Rock Creek Wellness offers bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help you rebalance and sustain your hormone levels. Our pellet hormone program is designed for patients seeking a quick and affordable entry to bioidentical hormone therapy in Kansas City. Contact us today at 913-727-7700 to request a free consultation.