Your body’s hormones play a significant role in your overall bodily function, and when imbalanced, can impact your mood, happiness, sleeping patterns, muscle growth, sexual libido, and much more. Many American adults have been impacted by hormone imbalance at some point in their lives due to experiencing one or more health factors, such as weight gain or obesity, poor health, and aging.
Throughout life, your body produces a variety of hormones on an “as-needed” basis when appropriate. For example, women will produce higher levels of estrogen when they become pregnant, whereas individuals who exercise will release serotonin, which helps promote a healthy metabolism. Our bodies even produce appetite hormones known as leptin and ghrelin, which help us recognize when we’re hungry, and when we need to stop eating.
Taking steps to properly balance your hormones can significantly improve the quality of your life. If your hormone levels are fluctuating as a result of aging, balancing your hormones can make you feel revitalized and younger. If your hormone levels are fluctuating as a result of being overweight or obese, losing weight can make you feel happier, improve your fertility, and naturally boost your hormone levels.
Here are four other ways balancing hormones can help improve your life.
1. You’ll feel happier and less depressed
When your body’s testosterone levels decrease, cortisol can often spike at the same time — leading to increased stress and depression. This is why individuals with hormone imbalance often tend to experience frequent bouts of irritability and mood swings. However, testosterone balance can be repaired in both men and women through regular exercise and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
2. You’ll feel more energetic
Hormone imbalance can cause individuals to feel tired, sluggish, and fatigued all throughout the day. Many people associate old age with immobility; however, this is just one of the many side effects of low hormone levels. In addition to taking BHRT, those who suffer from hormone imbalance and lack daily energy can actually boost hormones with exercise, which will increase dopamine, serotonin, and testosterone levels.
3. You’ll lose excess weight
Men and women both tend to gain weight as a result of reduced hormone levels. Hormone imbalance triggers emotions and behaviors that can cause individuals to overeat, crave sweets, and feel too exhausted for exercise — all of which are factors that can lead to weight gain. However, correcting hormone imbalance can reverse these unhealthy habits and lead to weight loss.
4. You’ll have an improved sex life
Loss of sexual libido is not just caused by reduced testosterone levels, but also by increased levels of the stress hormone cortisol, which can cause people to lose interest in sex. However, as hormone levels become restored, men and women of all ages can begin to experience normal and improved sexual libido.
Rock Creek Wellness offers BioTE hormone pellet therapy — a BHRT treatment that uses hormones derived from natural plant sources to replicate the body’s normal hormonal levels.Request a free consultation today to learn more about how BHRT can slow down the aging process and enhance your overall quality of life.