When your hormones are out of balance, it can lead to a vast array of symptoms, including fatigue, infertility, depression, and weight gain. The team at Meek Integrative Health Center provides hormone testing and customized hormone replacement therapy plans at their clinic in Springfield, Missouri. To find out how natural hormone replacement therapy can help you, call or book an appointment online today.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormones are complex chemical messengers that control most of your body’s functions, including your heart rate, growth, and mental processes. For your body to operate smoothly, hormones must be in balance.
But many factors contribute to hormone imbalance, including changes that occur naturally as you grow older. When your hormones are out of balance, troublesome physical and mental symptoms may affect your quality of life.
The team at Meek Integrative Health Center uses customized hormone replacement therapy to restore your hormone levels to a natural balance. Depending on your needs, hormone replacement therapy may involve using oral, topical, or injected medications.
What are the benefits of hormone replacement therapy?
While many other providers prescribe hormone replacement therapy without testing first, the team at Meek Integrative Health Center knows that testing before treatment is the best option. With their hormone testing, you get a fully personalized hormone replacement plan.
Hormone replacement therapy offers numerous benefits to men and women, including:
- Increased energy and stamina
- Better mood
- Maintaining bone density and muscle tone
- Preventing memory loss and difficulty concentrating
- Reduced hot flashes and night sweats in menopausal women
- Increased sexual desire
- Improved sleep quality
There are also risks with hormone replacement therapy, including serious issues like blood clots. Your Meek Integrative Health Center provider reviews the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy for your specific condition so you can make an informed decision.
How do I know if I have a hormone imbalance?
Because hormones regulate many important bodily functions, an imbalance can create a wide range of symptoms. The team at Meek Integrative Health Center may test your hormone levels if you have signs and symptoms of a hormone imbalance, such as:
- Weight gain
- Trouble concentrating
- Hair loss
- Difficulty getting pregnant (infertility)
- Decreased sex drive (libido)
- Trouble sleeping (insomnia)
- Mood swings
- Low energy
- Lean muscle loss
- Bone density loss (osteoporosis)
- Irregular periods (women)
- Hot flashes and night sweats (women)
The only way to be sure you have a hormone imbalance is to get a blood test. If hormones aren’t the culprit, another health problem may be causing your symptoms.
To find out if hormone replacement therapy is right for you, call Meek Integrative Health Center or book an appointment online today.