Have you been feeling unusually fatigued lately? Have you found yourself on an emotional roller coaster that you can’t get off of? Do you feel like there is something wrong with your libido? If so, you may benefit from hormone therapy at Ciao Bella Medical Center & Spa in Newnan, GA. To help you decide whether this therapy is right for you, today, we’re taking a look at what you can expect from hormone supplementation.
What Can You Expect From Hormone Therapy?
The results you can expect from hormone therapy depend on the symptoms you are experiencing due to imbalanced sex hormone levels. At the end of the day, you can expect that all of the symptoms you are experiencing due to imbalanced sex hormone levels are alleviated. One of the most common symptoms of imbalanced sex hormones is lethargy, so you can expect more energy if you are currently feeling lethargic.
More Emotional Stability
If you are currently experiencing dramatic mood swings, you can also expect to feel more emotional stability if you get sex hormone supplementation. You shouldn’t expect to feel completely relaxed or happy at all times. You can expect that you will feel less anxious, you will panic less, you will feel less angry (a fear-driven emotional response), and
More Sexual Desire
If you are concerned about your lack of sex drive, hormone therapy may be right for you. This therapy can restore your libido without the side effects of arousal pills, creams, or gels. This therapy can also treat sexual dysfunction. When your estrogen and progesterone levels are balanced, your vagina can lubricate itself more effectively, preventing pain during sex. It can also heighten orgasms.
More Mental Clarity
You can also expect more mental clarity if you are experiencing brain fog that is not related to an illness. If you are experiencing difficulty focusing, you will be able to concentrate better once your therapy has taken effect. If you are experiencing difficulty forming short-term memories, you will notice that this symptom improves, too.
If you are struggling to recall long-term information, like your wedding anniversary or the year you graduated college, it is very important that you schedule an initial evaluation with a hormone expert as soon as possible. Recall difficulties can indicate a degenerative disease, like Alzheimer’s disease. It is crucial that you verify your memory issues are related to imbalanced sex hormone levels, rather than a chronic illness.
More Efficient Fat Metabolism
Have you been gaining more than five pounds per week? Have you been gaining weight consistently despite a lack of change in diet and exercise? If so, your sex hormones may be to blame. When your hormone levels are imbalanced, your fat metabolism can slow to a crawl. In other words, your body does not need as much fuel to maintain its mass. This issue is often compounded by several factors.
For example, people often turn to non-satiating, calorically dense foods when they feel depressed or anxious. It is easy to gain weight when emotionally eating because you don’t feel full after you eat or drink a lot of fast carbs, so you end up eating even more food to feel full. It is also worth noting that stress tells your body to produce more cortisol, a hormone that increases appetite and tells your body to store visceral fat.
More Restful Sleep
You can also expect more restful sleep after hormone supplementation. One reason women find they sleep better after hormone supplementation is they no longer suffer from conditions that affect sleep quality, like restless leg syndrome, night sweats, and excessive nighttime urination. Another reason hormone supplementation helps you sleep is that your melatonin production improves, improving your circadian rhythm.
What’s interesting about getting enough sleep is that you may find you are losing or maintaining weight easier when you get plenty of quality sleep every night. The less quality sleep you get, the less impulse control you have. If you suffer from sleep deprivation and track everything you eat and drink, you may be surprised by the amount of sugar you consume throughout the day. Sleep also improves mental clarity and physical energy.
More Lean Mass Preservation
When your sex hormone levels are imbalanced, you tend to lose muscle mass. This causes a number of problems, including fat gain. This is because muscle mass is drastically more metabolically active than white fat cells. Put another way, the more muscle mass you lose, the fewer calories you need to maintain your body fat percentage.
When homeostasis is restored to your sex hormone levels, you will have the energy to exercise and maintain your lean mass, including muscle mass and bone mass.
Schedule Your Initial Consultation Today
If you feel run-down, unusually depressed or anxious, or disinterested in sex, hormone therapy may be right for you. To have your sex hormone levels tested, contact us today at Ciao Bella Medical Center & Spa in Newnan, GA to schedule your initial evaluation. The results from therapy vary on a case-by-case basis, but you can expect that your hormonal imbalance symptoms will be treated.