Hormone Imbalance

Glands are organs that make hormones. These are substances that help to control activities in your body. Different types of hormones control reproduction, metabolism (food burning and waste elimination), and growth and development. Hormones also control the way you respond to your surroundings, and they help to provide the proper amount of energy and nutrition your body needs to function.

WHAT IS A HORMONE IMBALANCE AND WHEN DOES IT OCCUR?

A hormone imbalance occurs most often during menopause, but men can also go through a type of ‘male menopause’, called andropause, that causes a drop in testosterone, just as menopause is signified by a drop in estrogen.

There are physical and psychological components involved with regard to a hormone imbalance. Physical aspects include the physical signs of aging, as well as, medical problems that often occur as someone gets older. Psychologically speaking, aging causes mental fogginess, lapses in memory, confusion, depression and anxiety.

You can get a safe and effective hormone replacement treatment when you choose bio-identical hormone therapy. This therapy will help you to start to feel younger and more vibrant again, not to mention, healthier and more alert.

Use the check list below to see if you would get relief from the symptoms you are experiencing by using hormone replacement therapy. This is a similar checklist that Doctor Trim gives to his patients. Doctor Trim is trained to diagnose and treat hormone imbalances and problems by helping to restore the normal balance of hormones in your system.

 

1. Decline in your feeling of general well-being
mild
moderate
severe
2. Joint pain and muscular aches
mild
moderate
severe
3. Excessive sweating/hot flashes
mild
moderate
severe
4. difficulty falling asleep
mild
moderate
severe
5. difficulty sleeping though the night
mild
moderate
severe
6. waking up early/feeling tired/poor sleep quality
mild
moderate
severe
7. Tired/exhausted/increased need for sleep
mild
moderate
severe
8. Irritable, moody, feeling aggressive, easily upset
mild
moderate
severe
9. Nervous, feeling restless or fidgety
mild
moderate
severe
10. Anxiety, feeling panicky
mild
moderate
severe
11. Physical exhaustion, lacking vitality
mild
moderate
severe
12. Decrease in muscular strength
mild
moderate
severe
13. Feeling down, sad, on the verge of tears
mild
moderate
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14. Feel like you have passed your peak
mild
moderate
severe
15. Feeling burnt-out, having hit rock bottom
mild
moderate
severe
16. Decrease in ability to perform sexually
mild
moderate
severe
17. Memory loss/lack of mental ‘sharpness’
mild
moderate
severe
18. (women) breast tenderness/vaginal dryness
mild
moderate
severe
19. (men) decrease in morning erections/sexual desire
mild
moderate
severe