Common Signs of Hormone Imbalance

Hormones are chemicals made by your body. They work as messengers that tell your body to perform various functions. For example, your pancreas releases the hormone insulin to regulate blood sugar.

Hormones are involved in many important body processes, from digestion to reproduction to sex drive. Although hormones usually stay at healthy levels on their own, they can also become imbalanced.

At Blaser Medical in Farmington, Utah, Dr. Brett Blaser, a board-certified family medicine physician, is an expert at diagnosing and restoring hormone imbalances. He’d like to share some important information with you about the common signs of hormone imbalances.

Signs of trouble

Hormone imbalances can lead to many types of health problems. For example, high or low levels of thyroid hormones can cause a variety of metabolic symptoms, ranging from weight changes to insomnia, fatigue, and even depression.

Hormones play an important role in reproductive and sexual health as well. Imbalances in these important chemical messengers can impede pregnancy, cause disruptive symptoms during the years leading up to menopause, and interfere with sexual arousal and satisfaction.

Various glands in your body, including the pancreas, thyroid, pituitary gland, ovaries, testes, and adrenal glands produce hormones.

Although hormone imbalances can cause almost any type of symptom, some of the more common signs of out-of-balance hormone levels include the following:

Correcting hormone imbalances

Restoring normal hormone levels can reduce or eliminate symptoms. What’s more, correcting hormone imbalances may help reduce the risk of serious hormone-related health conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity.

To bring hormone levels back to normal, Dr. Blaser and his team use what’s known as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormones, which are derived from plants, identically match the hormones that your body produces. Dr. Blaser considers them far more effective than synthetic hormones.

Because they are more natural than synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones are less likely to cause troublesome side effects. And since bioidentical hormones are custom-compounded to match your personal hormonal needs, you get exactly what you require.

Have your hormone levels checked

Don’t let hormone imbalances impact your life or your health any longer. To schedule a hormone evaluation with Dr. Blaser at Blaser Medical, call our office at 385-210-1474 or request an appointment by sending us a message via our website.

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