Hormonal imbalance can cause a number of uncomfortable and disruptive symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy can help and is a strong area of focus for Devin Stone, ND, Natasha MacLeay, ND, Christian Jacob Del Rosario, ND, and the team at Tulsi Wellness Club, a functional and holistic medicine practice serving Del Mar, California. Begin a path toward relief today by calling to schedule a visit or spending a few moments on the online booking page.
Hormones work to transmit messages within your body, triggering a wide range of functions. Your body produces all of the hormones you need to thrive. Males and females produce certain hormones (often referred to as sex hormones) that guide reproductive function.
As you age, your body produces fewer of these sex hormones, creating an imbalance. This can cause numerous changes, some of which cause discomfort or functional difficulty.
Some of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance in men include:
Some of the symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women include:
Both men and women might notice changes like:
One way to address these issues is through hormone replacement therapy (HRT). There are also holistic treatments that can help, including dietary changes, herbal supplements, hydrotherapy, and other homeopathic options that support the body’s natural healing abilities.
Hormone replacement therapy works by adding supplemental synthetic hormones to your body's natural hormones. A highly personalized treatment option, HRT begins with lab testing to determine how your body is currently producing various hormones.
If your natural hormone production is low, supplementation can help you achieve better balance. This is true for women who are experiencing menopause and for men who are going through low testosterone.
There are many ways to administer supplemental hormones, including pills, patches, creams, vaginal rings, injections, and pellets placed just beneath the surface of your skin. Your practitioner explains which options offer the best fit for your needs.
Your body needs time to adapt to supplemental hormones, so be patient as you move through the process. Be sure to chart any changes you notice as you begin HRT and communicate with your practitioner.
While you might see some initial improvements, it takes months to experience the full effects of HRT. Your practitioner can adjust your therapy as needed to help you reach optimal balance.
If you have questions or concerns or want to book lab testing to check your hormone levels, call or click to set up a visit at your earliest convenience.