What Are the Side Effects of Unbalanced Hormones?
Even a subtle change in hormone levels can impact certain aspects of your health and wellness, with more significant fluctuations or declines — like those associated with menopause and andropause — often leaving people feeling and looking like a totally different version of themselves. At Dallas Cosmetic Center, physician and Dallas, TX hormone replacement provider Dr. Otto Huertas helps men and women regain control of their mood, well-being, and overall quality of life with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). This blog shares important information about what signs and symptoms may mean your hormones are unbalanced, as well as how BHRT may benefit you.
Symptoms of hormone deficiency
Hormones play a pivotal role in regulating countless processes in our body, from metabolism to fertility and many others. When hormone levels become unbalanced or begin to decline, and these processes and functions are altered, particularly as a person reaches andropause (in men) or menopause (in women), the symptoms can be highly disruptive, discouraging, and even uncomfortable. The symptoms of declining hormones differ in men and women and can vary even more from person to person, but there are some classic signs of hormone imbalance that are experienced most often:
Menopause symptoms (women) may include:
- Mood changes (mood swings)
- Trouble concentrating
- Difficulty sleeping
- Hair loss/thinning
- Weight loss resistance
- Weight gain
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Loss of interest in sex
- Vaginal dryness
- Pain with intercourse
Andropause symptoms (men) may include:
- Brain fog
- Hair loss/thinning
- Loss of muscles mass
- Unintended weight change
- Low libido
- Sexual dysfunction
- Erectile dysfunction
With bioidentical HRT, Dr. Huertas helps restore hormone levels to the appropriate ranges, providing rapid, reliable, and consistent symptom relief over time.
When can I start hormone replacement therapy?
Many patients are surprised to learn that BHRT can be started almost as soon as you start experiencing the symptoms of menopause or andropause, which can actually begin as early as age 30 – 40 in some people. If you believe that you may have symptoms consistent with hormone imbalance, menopause, or andropause, Dr. Huertas will conduct a comprehensive consultation and exam to establish your current hormone levels, evaluate your current state of health, review your health and medical history, and make a determination about whether you may qualify for (and benefit from) BHRT.
How soon will I notice a difference after starting BHRT?
BHRT at Dallas Cosmetic Center is administered via a pellet delivery system, meaning tiny pellets are inserted just beneath the skin, typically on the hip or buttocks. These dissolvable pellets deliver a steady dose of hormone medication and should be replaced every 4 – 6 months for the best possible results. Following the first round of treatment, most patients report a noticeable improvement in their symptoms after about 2– 3 weeks, though it can happen sooner in some cases. With ongoing treatment, patients can enjoy consistent relief from the unwanted symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
Choose BHRT in Dallas, TX to feel more like yourself once again
Are the symptoms of menopause or andropause holding you back from thriving at work, enjoying your relationship, or simply taking advantage of all that life has to offer? Don’t let them. Schedule your BHRT consultation at Dallas Cosmetic Center, and discover how physician and wellness expert Dr. Otto Huertas can help you regain control of the health and happiness you deserve.