The human body is kept and maintained by hormones power. These are chemicals which help keep the proper functionalities of the body normally and optimally in all areas including keeping your bones healthy, perfection in sexual health, focus and sharp brains. In fact hormones are actually involved in nearly all the biological functions besides what we have already mention others may include growth and metabolism, aging, weight management and even matters relating to immune functions. Therefore hormones power and especially the estrogen is very critical in the body since it goes beyond alleviating the common symptoms like hot flashes and night sweats. Besides all these the hormones power also can affect your brain, your cognitive ability and mental acuity or sharpness, short term memory as well as mood.
Doctor Dalal Akoury notes that even though these hormones play such critical roles in the body, there could be some problems here and there and especially when women become premenopausal or menopausal causing their ovaries either to decrease or stop producing sufficient units of the hormones estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. When this happens and more with estrogen, there will be some profound effects on memory and mood, ability to keep proper management of your body weight as well as your overall sense of well-being. It is therefore very important that at any given time the hormones needs to be well balanced for then to discharge their functions well.
The change in estrogen levels that occur, even as early as premenopause, causes a disruption in chemicals in our brain called neurotransmitters. These neurotransmitters including Seratonin, Dopamine and Gaba are all reduced when estrogen levels decline. Besides they are also essential for maintaining mood, energy levels, sexual function decreasing stress, and improving upon sleep. Estrogen’s effect on mood is due to its ability to decreased seratonin levels and endorphins when levels are low. When estrogen levels are balanced, under normal hormonal states that we achieve through our program, women experience a dramatic improvement in mood. Estrogen actually protects nerves in your brain and encourages the formation of new communications between nerves. Many women we see have developed symptoms of depression, anxiety, and mood swings due to fluctuating or declining estrogen levels. The good news is, there is hope and treatment is available. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned above or below, I strongly urge you to have your hormone levels checked for deficiencies. Once I have your blood work and take a detailed history, we can initiate our program that naturally and effectively alleviates symptoms due to both hormone and brain chemistry imbalance.
- Depression or Mood Swings
- Dry Scaling Skin
- Foggy Thinking
- Hot Flashes
- Increased number of Fine Lines in Skin
- Loss of Libido
- Low Energy
- Night Sweats
- Short Term Memory Loss
- Sleep Problems
- Urine Leakage
- Vaginal Dryness
- Weight Gain
Progesterone, like estrogen, has a multitude of effects throughout the body. Many of the effects of progesterone can be attributed to its ability to oppose or counter-balance the action of estrogen. Multiple physical and psychological problems at midlife are often caused by an imbalance between progesterone and estrogen, rather than a specific deficiency. Similar to estrogen’s affects’ on the brain, the brain is also highly responsive to progesterone. Insomnia, anxiety, and migraines are just a few of the conditions linked to an imbalance of progesterone. Whereas estrogen has an excitatory effect on the brain, progesterone’s effect is calming. Our goal is to establish the optimum natural hormone balance of both estrogen and progesterone. It is possible and can be tailored to meet your individual needs at the lowest dose needed. Imbalance between Progesterone and Estrogen Symptoms:
- Irregular sleep patterns
- Blood sugar level imbalance
- Breast tissue overgrowth
- Cyclical migraines
- Depression and anxiety
- Low libido.
- Thyroid hormone dysfunction
- Uterine lining excess tissue buildup
Testosterone is a hormone that is not only vital to men, but also women. Testosterone is an important sex hormone in women that not only regulates sex drive (libido), but also helps regulate bone mass, fat distribution, muscle mass and strength as well as energy levels. Like men women produce testosterone, albeit in smaller amounts, in their bodies as well. When levels are low, women experience not only loss of libido, but also weight gain and low energy and depression.
- Abdominal fat also known as pot belly
- Deterioration in memory and cognitive skills
- Decreased muscle mass and strength
- Reduced sex drive (poor libido)
- Fatigue where individual gets tired quite easily
- Poor concentrate
- Increased depression
- Loss of body hair
- Psychological symptoms including swinging mood, depression, anxiety, lack of vitality and sleep problems.
- Sagging Skin
Finally by now we should be familiar with the symptoms of hormones power imbalance that occur during premenopause and menopause. The list is endless but they may include changes in mood, irritability and increased mood swings, hot flashes, anxiety, not to mention aging and sagging of the skin and changes in sexual function and response. You could use a non-invasive lab test to help you know your hormone levels more so if you are experiencing any of the three symptoms we have already discussed. From the testing you will able to know what natural, alternative, or medical therapies you should in cooperate to correct the imbalance and disruption in your body’s hormone regulation. Like for instance patients with hormone imbalance visiting AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury, she will use bio-identical natural hormones combined with specific dietary changes, anti-oxidants and nutritional supplements. This is one of the safest approaches that effectively address the symptoms of decreased hormone levels as well as nutrition, weight loss and inflammation associated with aging. I want to give you an assurance that if this is your problem, then you need to schedule for an appointment with us today and once you begin we begin administering treatment, you will certainly be delighted with the improvement in Appetite Control and weight loss, heightened libido, mood stabilization, improvement in your skin, and increased energy.