As we age and our hormones begin to decline, a diverse range of systemic physiological effects take place throughout the body. However, age is not the only factor – hormonal imbalance can occur in children and young adults as well and the result is just the same. Even the minutest hormonal imbalance can spell disaster for our overall health.
Hormonal imbalance doesn’t end with hot flashes and low libido – as hormone levels fluctuate, the body begins to lose its innate resilience. The hormonal coaster typified by menopause, andropause (the male menopause), thyroid disorders and adrenal fatigue, oftentimes negates the body’s inherent ability to heal itself properly. This is why as we get older, we start to feel like we’re falling apart – because in a figurative sense, we are. The good news is if we take a proactive stand against disease, it’s easy to pick up the pieces and enjoy a healthier exsitence.
Listen to your body
The changes that we experience on the outside are typically predictive of what’s taking place on the inside of our bodies. If you’re feeling run-down, depressed, cranky, irritable, if you’re gaining weight and losing muscle mass, if you’ve lost interest in sex, or if you just feel that something is simply “off,” it’s important to have your hormone levels assessed to determine if the cause is in fact an underlying hormonal imbalance.
What does “normal” mean anyways?
While most doctors aim for “normal” hormone levels, the highly trained bioidentical hormone doctors at BodyLogicMD know that “normal” doesn’t necessarily mean optimal. The term “normal” refers to average hormone levels pertaining to women of a specific age range. When it comes to hormones, there is no such thing as a “normal” range from a collective standpoint. That’s why BodyLogicMD physicians customize a wellness program to fit the specific needs of each patient. Instead of prescribing a one-size-fits-all hormone regimen, the bioidentical hormones experts at BodyLogicMD make it possible for women and men to personalize a wellness strategy that suits them best.