When you’re not feeling like yourself, having your hormone levels may be the last thing that comes to mind. In fact, there are people walking around right now who would benefit from some form of hormone replacement therapy. The smart move is to see our doctor and find out if a hormonal imbalance is the reason for feeling less than your best. Along the way, the answers to these common questions will help.
Don’t Only Older People Have Imbalances?
Some people think that you have to be a certain age in order to experience any kind of hormonal imbalance. The fact is that you can be just about any age and have this issue arise. Any type of injury or surgery that interferes with the body’s ability to manufacture hormones is all that’s needed. Even some health issues can decrease the production of one or more hormones. Never assume that an imbalance is out of the question just because you haven’t reached a certain age.
Can I Self-Medicate to Restore the Right Balance?
There are all sorts of supplements that claim to correct imbalances. The problem is that every symptom associated with a hormonal imbalance can also be triggered by some other health issue. Simply put, you don’t know if an imbalance is present or even what kind of imbalance has occurred.
That makes self-medicating a risky venture. Whatever you’re taking may do nothing to correct an imbalance, assuming one exists. What it may do is build up in your system and cause other issues. You’re better off seeing our doctor and undergoing tests that determine if there is an imbalance. From there, it’s easier to settle on the right course of treatment.
How Do I Know That I Have an Imbalance?
On your own, you don’t. There are plenty of symptoms associated with a hormonal imbalance, but they could be caused by some other health problem. Even if you find a list of possible symptoms and seem to have every one of them, don’t jump to conclusions. Tell our doctor what’s happening and what you suspect. It won’t take long to determine if you need hormone replacement therapy or if you need some other type of treatment.
Could you have a hormonal imbalance and not know it? Yes, it’s possible. Visit Radiantly Healthy MD for a full examination. We’ll find out if the symptoms you’re experiencing are related to an imbalance or some other health issue. Once we know what’s wrong, we’ll come up with the right approach to correct it. We are conveniently located in Indialantic, FL. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!