Hormones are powerful chemicals that regulate almost every part of your body’s functions, from your sexual energy, to how you process and burn calories, and even your moods. If you’ve been feeling anxious, depressed, or short-tempered lately, your hormones might be out of balance.
Whether you’re a woman or man, your hormone levels shift as you age, which could leave you with too much estrogen, too little testosterone, or another imbalance. Even though people think of testosterone as a “male” hormone and the estrogens and progesterone as “female” hormones, both sexes need all of these hormones, just at different levels.
Our expert team conducts blood tests to determine your hormone levels at the Low Testosterone & Weight Loss Center, in Allen, Texas. Your results are ready in about 20 minutes.
Once your hormones are balanced, you experience relief from a variety of physical and emotional symptoms. Is hormone balancing right for you? Here are a few reasons why it might be.
You’re feeling anxious, depressed, or confused
You used to approach life with great optimism. You made decisions quickly. You tackled tasks without worrying for hours or days about what the outcome might be.
Now you’re uncertain about what to do. You take longer than usual to make decisions, you worry about whether you’re making the right choice. It’s hard to focus and concentrate.
Worse, your energy and motivation are flagging. You might have even lost interest in daily activities and have trouble getting out of bed.
There are genuine stressors in everyone’s life — from financial problems to health problems to aging parents. But if your hormones aren’t balanced, it’s harder than ever to find solutions.
If you’re a woman who’s going through perimenopause or menopause, your anxiety and depression may be because your body no longer makes enough of the hormone progesterone. Or, your estrogen levels have plummeted.
If you’re a man, you may lack progesterone and estrogen, too, or you may be deficient in testosterone. Both sexes might also feel depressed or foggy if they don’t have enough thyroid hormone.
You’re short-tempered and angry
It seems like everyone around you is irritating. You’ve snapped at your partner, your kids, and when you get together with your friends, you find yourself going on rants about what you don’t like in your life and the world.
While it’s fine to have strong opinions, if you’re a woman who feels chronically angry or if you’re lashing out at the world, you may be suffering from reduced estrogen levels. One of estrogen’s functions is to stimulate the production of serotonin, a hormone that makes you feel relaxed and happy. Low estrogen = low serotonin = bad moods.
If you’re a man who’s increasingly found himself acting and feeling curmudgeonly or enraged, your testosterone may be low. Even though popular culture associates male rage and anger with increased levels of testosterone (T), the opposite seems to be the case. Low T makes it harder to tolerate frustrations.
A customized hormonal solution
If our team discovers you have a hormonal imbalance, we may recommend lifestyle changes as well as customized hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to bring you back into harmony. We conduct a thorough physical exam, take a complete medical and family history, plus administer blood tests to see which hormones are reduced and which are elevated.
Based on your results, we custom-design a solution. You may benefit from dietary changes, lab-compounded HRT, or high-quality supplements. We may also recommend an exercise routine to keep your stress hormone cortisol low while elevating “happy” hormones such as endorphins.
Although you can’t control the world around you, you can better manage life’s challenges when your hormones are working optimally. Get relief and get back to feeling like yourself again by calling 469-912-2113 or using our online form to book a hormone consultation in Allen, Texas.