Hormonal Health & Wellness
The Power of Hormones
Hormones rejuvenate, regenerate and restore. They serve as powerful chemical messengers sent to specific cells throughout your body to orchestrate many of your body’s internal functions and how your organs behave. Even a small fluctuation in levels can cause big changes in cells or even disrupt the balance throughout your entire body. Too much or too little of a hormone can have serious consequences.
NOTE: This is another reason to be cautious when selecting hormone replacement therapy. The goal should always be hormonal balance and based in science rather than experimentation or guessing. Many therapies merely attempt to replenish estrogen and/or progesterone and testosterone but never achieve homeostasis. And too many physicians lack the expertise or knowledge to attain the proper outcome.
Any endocrinologist will tell you that hormonal balance equates to health. Research continues to indicate that hormones are key to the intricate interrelationships of the body’s parts and systems. They play a pivotal role in your overall health.
You can see why hormone fluctuation and depletion during perimenopause, menopause and andropause wreak havoc in the body. Research evidence repeatedly points to the relationship between the hormonal imbalance of menopause and andropause and an increased risk for developing cancer, osteoporosis, stroke, thyroid malfunction and other age-related disorders.
It’s actually considered the norm for men and women to experience a decline in health at this stage of the aging process. You’re also more likely to experience problems like depression, anxiety, memory loss, hot flashes, sleep disturbances, libido issues, and sexual dysfunction, to name just a few.