Hormones help us control the way our body responds to certain stimuli - like how we digest the food we eat, how often we exercise, if we get enough sleep, and if we are stressed out. While a hormone imbalance typically causes physical problems, it can also create emotional and mental issues as well, and in turn, this can affect our mood, mental health, and overall well-being.
According to WebMd.com, 43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress. Stress is caused by a change in your environment, affecting you either mentally, emotionally or physically. This can include changes in a relationship, a heavy or difficult work load, physical ailments from exercise, moving to a new city or finding yourself in new surroundings, and more.
Stress itself is a hormone, specifically known as cortisol, and is released into the body when in a tough, scary, uncomfortable, or dangerous situation - like the examples mentioned previously. High cortisol levels may result in liver or kidney disease, weight gain, and depression.
Stress is not only exhausting mentally but physically as well. Some may not realize that although stress may start as an emotion, it can cause damage to your body. This damage includes headaches, chest pain, trouble sleeping, and weight gain. It can also cause a hormonal imbalance, which could lead to more serious health problems. HRT may be a great way to gain control of your stress and get your hormones balanced.
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is therapy used to help with anti-aging health and longevity. This practice is designed to help both women and men as they go through things like menopause and loss of testosterone. HRT incorporates individualized doses of hormones that emulate nearly identically those each patient had as a younger woman or younger man.
It's always a great idea to get tested to see if your hormones are out of balance. Having a hormonal imbalance is easy to treat, yet if left alone can cause a number of unwanted health issues - including stress and mood disorders. At Physicians Age Management Centers, we can help you get back on track with HRT, as well as other services including supplementation, nutrition, and weight loss. It's what we do every day and our specialty. Take our hormone test for Men or Women, or call today for a free consultation at 844.440.8444.