A Healthy Body Starts with Balanced Hormones
Hormones are the messengers of your body, constantly circulating and telling your body what it needs to do. These powerful chemicals are essential to our growth, mood, temperature, metabolism, sexual function, immune system and fertility.
Hormone levels fluctuate throughout stages of your life. However, when there is too little or too much of a specific hormone, this causes hormonal imbalance and in some cases, undesirable reactions to your body.
Symptoms of hormonal imbalance can range from mild to severe, and they include:
- Unexplained weight gain or loss
- Skin or hair problems, such as dry skin or thinning hair
- Constipation or more frequent bowel movements
- Mood swings, such as sadness or depression
- Irregular menstrual cycle for women
- Increase or decrease in heart rate
- Brain fog and memory loss
- Insomnia or poor sleep
- Fertility problems
- Low libido
Causes of hormonal imbalance are attributed to aging, lifestyle choices, pregnancy and underlying medical conditions, and they include:
- Chronic stress and anxiety
- Chronic illnesses such as allergies, diabetes, cancer and heart disease
- An underactive (hypothyroidism) or overactive (hyperthyroidism) thyroid gland
- Poor diet and nutrition
- Overweight or obesity
- Birth control pills
Fortunately, there are many opportunities to establish the disruptors of your hormones and improve the symptoms through testing and treatments.
What should I do if my hormones are imbalanced?
Be aware of the symptoms and any abnormalities in your body. It’s important to take action early for longer term benefits and to lead a normal, healthier life. Each of the various types of hormone tests available are created to cater to your individual preference or need. Choosing the best type of test for you may seem overwhelming, so start with an objective in mind and work through how extensive you want your test to be.
Evaluate your hormone levels with an accurate, quick and painless test called the Live Blood Analysis. With a simple prick on your finger, the results from one drop of blood can reveal signs of hormonal imbalance in your body. This same test is holistically designed to analyse your wellbeing and offer insight into potential health risks—it also indicates your immunity, nutritional deficiencies, allergies, stress level, dehydration to bacterial imbalance and more.
Ideal for those taking a hormone test for the first time:
Discover a detailed summary of your current hormone levels with the Hormone Balance Screening Panel, with at least 13 hormones tested, and recommended treatments.
Ideal for those who want to address specific hormone concerns:
Women can be greatly affected by hormonal imbalance. With the Female Fertility Screening, a simple blood test can measure your hormone levels and diagnose any problems related to sexual development, menstruation, disease and fertility.
For women facing menopause, the idea of hot flashes, vaginal dryness and mood swings can be distressing. These symptoms are due to the loss in estrogen, which thankfully, can be restored to avoid the unwanted symptoms.
We often equate female sex hormones with estrogen and progesterone but women do also produce testosterone (a dominant male hormone) and need it to support reproductive tissues and bone mass. When testosterone is low in women, they start to experience low libido, weight gain, memory loss and mood swings—the good news is, a testosterone balance can be achieved with this HRT package.
Men, when low on testosterone, also experience unpleasant symptoms of low libido, loss of muscle mass, fatigue, depression and erectile dysfunction. The Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) is a 3-month package to rebalance testosterone in men safely and effectively.
Dealing with the symptoms of low testosterone may also introduce confidence issues, as your ego takes a hit. Speaking with a leading specialist can help tremendously. Dr. Erik Fleischman, a veteran Licensed American Physician and Former Medical Director of Bumrungrad International Hospital is the ideal doctor to consult.
The Brain Fog Screening Panel focuses on symptoms affecting your daily brain function, along with its causes. Knowing these, you will be able to take the right steps towards improving your mental performance and ultimately, your quality of life.
Adrenal fatigue is caused by hormonal imbalances which are produced from the adrenal gland. The Healthy Hormone Plus Program screens 12 different hormones, and is suitable for those 35 years and older.
There are two types of hormone therapy treatments: synthetic vs. bioidentical.
Synthetic hormones are synthesized from animal hormones and typically administered in smaller dosages. Bioidentical hormones are synthesized from plant sources and expressed as safer, more natural and more similar to the hormones produced by the human body.
At Intermedika, we offer effective and world-class hormone therapies that are 100% safe for you. Reach out to us if you would like to discuss an individualized plan for your hormone testing and treatment pathway.
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