Many factors contribute to the overall health and well-being of an individual. One factor people often don’t consider is their hormone balance. When your hormone balance is thrown off, the imbalance can cause other potential health issues. That’s why Meek Integrative Health Center offers hormone testing and treatment in our suite of services.
What Are Hormones and How Do They Affect My Health?
As we know, every organ and organ system in your body has a specific function. From these, your endocrine system functions as the director, telling other systems what to do and when to do it. The signals they use to instruct your body are called hormones. You can view them as messengers, traveling through your body and affecting your metabolism, sexual health, mood, growth, and much more.
Unfortunately, these hormones can sometimes become imbalanced. Imbalanced hormones can lead to a variety of health issues, including weight fluctuation, diabetes, weak bones, and much more.
What are the Causes and Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance?
Hormone imbalances can be caused by a wide variety of factors, including thyroid issues, eating disorders, medication side effects, injury, tumors, stress, and much more. Typically, the only way to find hormone imbalances is through hormone testing. But how do you know if hormone testing is necessary? Here are some symptoms to watch out for:
- Weight gain or loss
- Muscle aches and pains
- Depression or anxiety
- Decreased desire for sex
- Decrease or increase in thirst and hunger
- Rounded face
- Heavy and irregular periods for women
- Pain during sex
- Erectile dysfunction for men
- Breast tenderness
- Night sweats
- Mood swings
Problems with sleep
These are just some of the symptoms. If you’re having these or a combination of them, it’s best to see your doctor or get hormone testing to confirm or refute any suspicions. Bringing your hormones back into balance can increase your energy, your mood, your sex drive, improve sleep, and control your weight fluctuations. In short, it can lead to a much better quality of life.
Hormone Testing at Meek Integrative Health Center
If you’re looking for hormone testing, choose Meek Integrative Health Center. We can find issues and help create a treatment plan that will help restore balance to your hormones and relieve symptoms. Contact Us today for more information and to schedule an appointment.