A question people often casually ask each other in passing without much thought is “How are you today?”. Often, the answer is brief, vague and non-descript – such as “good,” “great” or “just fine”. But WE want to know… how are YOU really feeling?
Feeling tired… OR… energized?
Dreading bedtime due to problems with sleep… OR… sleeping like a baby?
Dealing with uncomfortable symptoms associated with menopause… OR… sailing through the change without discomfort?
Struggling with a lower libido than you’d like… OR… feeling happy with your sex drive?
Having difficulty gaining muscle mass… OR… finding it easy to achieve and maintain an optimal body composition?
If you are feeling less than optimal in any of the above areas, you will likely benefit from a hormone evaluation and consultation.
Hormones play a critical role in ALL of the body’s metabolic functions. Did you know that every cell of the body has a thyroid hormone receptor on it? This means that if your thyroid is not functioning optimally, your entire body will feel it.
There are many reasons hormones may become out of balance:
- Poor dietary choices
- Inadequate sleep
- Chronic stress
- Unhealthy habits such as smoking or alcohol overuse
- Environmental factors such as pesticide exposure
- Genetic factors
A healthy diet, exercise regimen and stress management practices are critical to achieving optimal wellness but may be difficult to incorporate into your life or maintain if you are feeling tired, not sleeping well, having random aches and pains, or are feeling low self-esteem related to your appearance. Many times, getting your hormones balanced with supplemental nutrients and bioidentical hormones helps a person feel better and allow follow through with the lifestyle changes listed above. Additionally, if hormones are balanced then greater results are seen from the hard work of lifestyle change. It is a win-win situation!
There are many ways to help with hormone balancing. At Key Laser Institute, we like to take an individual approach and make recommendations based on each patient’s goals, preferences, symptoms and lab results. If you are interested in learning about ways to help improve your specific symptoms, we invite you to make an appointment to discuss it!