Hormones influence many of the body’s functions, causing mood swings, lack of energy, and many other unpleasant or even dangerous symptoms. If you’re not feeling right, the caring providers at Peak Performance & Prevention (P3) in Puyallup, Washington, can diagnose hormone imbalances and find a suitable form of hormone replacement therapy to help you feel better. Find out more by calling P3 today or requesting an appointment online.
Hormones are powerful chemicals produced by your endocrine glands. Their job is to communicate messages from your brain that regulate essential bodily functions, including:
To work correctly, hormones need to be present at the right levels. Any kind of imbalance, whether it’s too much or too little, can have a significant effect on your health and mood. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help rebalance the hormones in your body to restore normal function.
There are three main conditions for which P3 provides hormone replacement therapy:
Menopause affects women in middle age when the production of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone slow down. Loss of these hormones can cause a range of symptoms, such as hot flashes, vaginal dryness, incontinence, depression, and mood swings.
The male sex hormone testosterone is what gives men their male characteristics, sex drive, and muscle mass. If testosterone drops too low, you might experience a reduction of interest in sex, performance issues during intercourse, and loss of muscle mass. These effects frequently lead to depression and problems sleeping as well.
Both men and women can have thyroid dysfunction, but it’s much more common in women. Thyroid hormones regulate your metabolism, and you can develop serious health problems if the thyroid gland goes wrong. Too much thyroid hormone causes hyperthyroidism, not enough thyroid hormone causes hypothyroidism. Left untreated, thyroid disorders can be life-threatening.
Hormone replacement therapy helps by supplementing your hormone production to restore a more natural level of hormones. For example, replacing lost estrogen during menopause can relieve unpleasant symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and night sweats.
Taking extra thyroid hormone when you have hypothyroidism can dramatically affect your energy levels and mood, and testosterone replacement therapy can restore a more manly physique and improve your sex life.
Hormones are responsible for many of the high and low moods you experience and are often at the root of having a lack of energy. P3 providers can run tests to determine what hormone imbalances you have and prescribe an appropriate course of hormone replacement therapy.
P3 is one of the only providers in the area to offer hormone replacement pellets. The pellets are implanted beneath your skin and release small doses of bioidentical hormones directly into your bodily tissues, allowing for greater absorption.
Call Peak Performance & Prevention today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online to learn more about hormone replacement therapy.