Hormonal Imbalance Treatment in Annapolis, MD
A change in hormones can make your every-day issues feel insurmountable, Everest-like mountains of stress. A hormonal imbalance can leave you feeling exhausted and beyond frustrated.
Two main hormones are to blame for the majority of your symptoms, estrogen and progesterone. When entering perimenopause the time before menopause, these hormone levels can vary wildly. Perimenopause can occur anytime from your early thirties to late forties, affecting countless women.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance
- Weight gain
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Decreased libido
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Vaginal dryness
- Memory loss
- PMS (with mood swings, anxiety, depression and/or melancholia)
Together or independently, these symptoms can greatly affect your ability to enjoy life and do the things you love.
Treatments for Hormonal Imbalance
Reducing your sodium, caffeine, MSG and artificial sweetener intake can help control your symptoms. Cutting out natural sugar too is a wise move, not only can it help with hormonal imbalance, but may decrease your risk of developing type II diabetes. Diabetes—as some suggest—is a major precursor to breast cancer.
Diet is said to be key in controlling your hormones. Watching your carbohydrate intake, trading-in the white bread and fettuccini for fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains may all that is need to see relief. Increasing your vitamin intake, B6, zinc, magnesium, omega-3s and calcium early on before perimenopause may help even out symptoms later in life.
Other treatments include progesterone supplements that have been reported by many women to virtually eliminate all negative symptoms of their hormonal imbalance. Hormone replacement therapy has been an option chosen by many women to control their hormone imbalance; bioidentical hormone replacement therapy being the most popular form of hormone replacement treatment due to its efficacy, safety and because it utilize hormones identical to the hormones in your own body.
Regardless of which treatment and prevention options you and your healthcare provider decide to use, there is help. You don't need to suffer from the intolerably bumpy road of hormonal imbalance.
Request more information about hormonal imbalance today. Call (410) 567-0667 or contact Annapolis Integrative Medicine Clinic online.
Annapolis Integrative Medicine Clinic
Address1819 Bay Ridge Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403
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