Hormones are essential to almost all of your body’s processes, from metabolism to sex drive. When your hormones are out of balance, you likely feel uncomfortable, upset, and not like yourself. Luckily, there are treatment options that can make you feel better.
At LUXE Medical Spa in Frisco, Texas, Dr. Sherryl Shipes is a top physician who’s experienced in effectively treating people with hormone imbalances. Dr. Shipes takes the time needed to get to know you and understand what you’re experiencing, and she develops a customized treatment plan to relieve your symptoms.
What are hormones?
Hormones are chemicals that are produced by your endocrine system. They travel around your body in your bloodstream and are critically important to a number of body processes. These include:
- Sexual functions
- Brain functions
- Moods and emotions
- Maintenance of body temperature
- Turning food into energy
A number of conditions can cause a hormone imbalance in your body, which can affect any of these processes and cause distress and discomfort.
What causes a hormone imbalance?
Hormone imbalances can be caused by a number of changes in your body. As men and women age, their hormone levels drop as well. Puberty and pregnancy also cause hormone levels to shift significantly.
Many medical conditions can affect your body’s production of hormones, conditions such as anorexia, cancer, and polycystic ovary syndrome. A number of medical treatments and medications can change your hormone levels as well. Many lifestyle factors can impact your hormones, including stress, diet, sleep, and environmental toxins.
Symptoms of hormone imbalance
A hormone imbalance can cause many stressful and uncomfortable symptoms, including:
- Weight loss or gain
- Frequent urination
- Joint pain or stiffness
- Thinning hair
- Decreased sex drive
Though distressing and disruptive, these symptoms can typically be controlled through treatment.
What can I do about a hormone imbalance?
A hormone imbalance is typically treated with hormone replacement therapy. These replacement hormones boost your levels and give you relief from your symptoms. The hormones can be provided in different forms, including:
- Vaginal rings
Dr. Shipes recommends bioidentical hormone pellet therapy as the best option for addressing hormone imbalances.
Bioidentical hormone pellet therapy
There are many advantages to bioidentical hormone pellet therapy. You don’t have to remember to take your daily dose of hormones, because the hormones are continually released into your body. Derived from plants, these hormones perfectly match the hormones produced by your body. There is a customized treatment for every individual and for men and women.
Dr. Shipes uses SottoPelle® bioidentical hormones that are compressed into a tiny pellet that’s inserted under your skin. The procedure is quick and easy, and is made painless by the application of a local anesthetic at the injection site.
To learn more about how bioidentical hormone pellet therapy can help provide you with relief from discomfort caused by a hormone imbalance, call LUXE Medical Spa today.