Hormones impact most of your body functions, and when they’re imbalanced, it can throw how you feel and function out of whack. Hormones control most of the major functions in your body, including energy, mood, and reproduction.

Endocrine glands work together with your brain to secrete a precise level of hormones each day. Anytime there’s a deficiency in a hormone, problems can arise. You may feel unwell or off-kilter without knowing why.

Hormone testing is incredibly helpful for detecting imbalance. The team at Renew Infusions in Gilbert, Arizona, offers wellness testing that checks the levels of various hormones, including:

  • Thyroid hormones
  • Male sex hormones (testosterone)
  • DHEA sulfate
  • Female sex hormones (estrogen and progesterone)

Wellness testing is performed in-office, and your results serve to guide your treatment plan and to ensure that plan is working. Our wellness labs go a step further and check for common gene mutations that impact how your body uses hormones.

Why it’s important to check your hormones

Symptoms of hormone imbalance aren’t a normal part of life. Many people chalk hormone imbalance symptoms up to stress or getting older, but the truth is, you shouldn’t be feeling dead tired by the afternoon or battling to stay focused at work.

It’s important to listen to the messages your body is sending you. That fatigue, trouble concentrating, moodiness, and general icky feeling may be a sign that your hormones are off-kilter.

Fortunately, common hormone imbalances are treatable through specific, targeted hormone replacement. Once your body starts receiving the missing hormones, you should notice a swift turn around in your well-being.

Signs of hormone imbalance

Hormone testing can be a game changer in your health if you’re found to have an imbalance. There’s no guesswork involved. Testing can provide the precise answers needed to get you back on track.

The body keeps most hormones within a very specific range. Depending on factors such as your age and weight, we know the level of hormone that’s needed for you to feel well and function optimally. Test results below the normal range tell us that your body is lacking a specific hormone.

We use evidence-based guidelines and best practices when creating an individualized treatment plan to address hormone imbalance. Additionally, our team performs regular testing to monitor your levels. This ensures that you’re on the right dose to keep your hormones in balance.

There are many signs of hormone imbalance depending on the hormone that’s lacking. Some of the symptoms of hormone imbalance include:

  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Hair loss and thinning
  • Acne
  • Low libido
  • Changes in mood
  • Memory problems
  • Low stamina
  • Loss of muscle mass

This list is by no means exhaustive. In some people the signs are subtle initially, and you may not be able to pinpoint what’s wrong other than not feeling like yourself.

Restoring hormonal balance

If we confirm that you have a hormone imbalance, the next step is to prescribe an individualized hormone replacement regimen to bring your hormones back into balance. We perform regular follow-up testing to ensure that you’re on the right dose and that your dose continues to work as it should.

In addition to reviewing and monitoring your labs, your provider discusses your symptoms with you. Most people begin to feel better within a few weeks of starting hormone replacement. However, this depends on several factors, including the type of hormone replacement you’re prescribed.

For example, it takes longer to restore thyroid hormone balance. You can expect to have your thyroid hormone levels rechecked within 6-8 weeks of starting treatment. Sex hormone replacement therapy tends to improve symptoms quickly. Some people feel better in as few as 1-2 weeks of starting treatment.

Benefits of hormone testing

If you’re having symptoms of hormone imbalance, testing can help get to the bottom of things in diagnosing or ruling out hormone imbalance. Hormone testing offers the following benefits:

  • Provides an individualized hormone profile
  • Precisely measures hormone levels
  • Enables fast, accurate diagnosis
  • Saves time on unnecessary treatments
  • Provides insight into your health

Hormone testing puts you on the path to recovering from hormonal imbalance. Hormone replacement isn’t a one-size-fits-all treatment. Customized therapy gives you precisely what you need to address your symptoms and restore balance.

Hormone replacement can help you sleep better, feel better, and boost your energy. To learn more and get started with hormone testing, contact us to schedule a visit with the Renew Infusions team today. Call our office or request an appointment online.

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