Hormones are influential in nearly every aspect of the way your body functions, massively contributing to your overall health and wellness. These functions include: energy production and metabolism, mood and cognition, response to biological stress, blood pressure and blood sugar regulation, bone health, sex drive, sleep cycle control, response to inflammation, and much more.
Traditionally, Hormone Therapy is thought to only be of clinical relevance for middle-aged women going through menopause. Good news for you, R3 Health is far from traditional; We believe that the stigma behind hormone replacement therapy could not be further from the truth. While yes, there is a huge correlation between dwindling hormone levels and age, there are other contributing factors that can affect hormone levels. In fact, young adults between the ages of 18 to 30 are just as likely to have hormone imbalances as a 55-year old woman.
What Are The Symptoms of Hormone Imbalances?
Different age groups experience different signs and symptoms of hormone irregularities. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms in your age bracket, you could be a candidate for hormone therapy at R3 Health.
What Can Be Causing Non-Age Related Hormone Imbalances?
The human body is very responsive to outside influences that in-turn alter its ability to function as it should. When talking about hormone imbalances, the following can impact your body’s hormone production:
● Nutrient Deficiencies
● Diet Alterations
● Changes to Normal Sleep Cycle
● Emotional Stress
● Environmental Stress
30-Years and Younger
● Digestive Issues
● Lack of Focus
● Diminished Energy
● Poor Recovery
● Cystic Acne or Acne Vulgaris
● Hair Thinning or Hair Loss
● Irregular Sleep Patterns
● Mood Changes, Anxiousness and Depression
31 - 55 Years Old
● Diminished Energy
● Decreased Endurance
● Lowered Sex Drive
● Noticeable Changes in Metabolism
● Behavioral Changes like Moodiness and Irritability
● Brain Fog
56 - Years and Up
● Negligible Sex Drive
● Severe and Chronic Fatigue
● Severe Disruptions to Sleep Cycle
● Weight Gain
● Noticeably Weaker Bones
● Inflammation in Joints
● Cognitive Disruption or Memory Issues
Just four steps between you and optimal health
I Am Experiencing Symptoms of Hormone Imbalance, Now What?
Check your Hormone Levels
The first step to correcting your hormone imbalance is checking the hormone levels in your blood. This allows us to know exactly where your body is hormonally and in-turn we are able to compare these levels to what we consider optimal levels for each age bracket.
Meet With a Member of Our Medical Team
Meet with our medical team to review these results and collaborate on the type of hormone optimization plan that works best for you. During this process, our expert medical team will discuss all of the available options for hormone replacement therapy including bioidentical hormone options, why we stray away from pellet insertion, and discuss our scientifically driven protocol if you decide to go the injectable route. Our team of dedicated patient care coordinators will assist you in ordering your hormone protocol and answering any questions you may have as you start this exciting new wellness journey.
Receive Your Personalized Recommendations
After 6-weeks of starting your hormone optimization protocol, you will have a follow-up check in with your R3 Health medical provider. During this time, they will ask about any symptoms and make any necessary adjustments to ensure you are getting the most out of your program.
Recheck Hormone Levels
After 3-months on your hormone protocol, we will recheck the hormone levels in your blood. Once the results are back, we will be able to determine how your body has adjusted to the protocol and make any changes based on the clinical lab results and lingering symptoms of hormone abnormalities. At R3 Health, we believe that continuing to re-check labs every 3-months while on a program is essential for the best results on your wellness journey with us.