Signs Your Hormones May Be Off Kilter

Hormones are a very important aspect of overall health. It is something that men and women both need to be aware of. It is important to get your hormone levels checked as they can be causing all kinds of unwanted ailments such as fatigue, weight gain and depression but also can be symptoms of another medical condition that could need to be addressed. Here are five signs that your hormones may be out of whack from MindBodyGreen.
When we hear the word “hormones,” we often think of a woman’s estrogen and progesterone levels, and occasionally a man’s testosterone level. But there’s so much more to these naturally occurring chemicals than you may realize.
We have many different hormones that determine a state of balance or imbalance, from thyroid-stimulating hormone, which regulates the thyroid gland, to follicle-stimulating hormone, which directs ovulation in women. To achieve optimal, sustainable health and wellbeing, we need to strive for hormone health that includes the proper balance of all bodily chemicals. Below are five symptoms that indicate your hormones may be imbalanced.
1. Fatigue
Sometimes the symptoms of hormonal imbalance can be nonspecific. In these cases, it’s important to consider hormonal imbalance as a possible cause of the symptoms. For example, someone who suffers from fatigue could have an imbalance in her thyroid hormones, causing hypothyroidism; in her adrenal hormone levels, resulting in adrenal fatigue; or in her melatonin levels, causing poor sleep. Any of these imbalances can be the cause of fatigue.
Fatigue in this sense may feel like illness-related fatigue, leaving you tired when you wake up and without energy during the day. Sufferers often describe this as if they’re “running on fumes.”
2. Poor sleep
You either have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep, which contributes to not feeling refreshed in the morning. This can result from a variety of hormonal issues, including melatonin, cortisol or even the brain neutrotransmitters.
3. Mood swings and irritability
These can become anxiety and even depression. People who have an imbalance in cortisol, testosterone, or estrogen can all have mood swings and irritability. Neurotransmitters that are out of balance can also cause this symptom.
4. Skin changes
Many people notice changes in their skin and hair and wonder if it’s normal aging or just “bad luck,” but the problem may be a hormonal imbalance. Low thyroid levels can cause dry skin and hair, hair loss, and brittle nails.
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Revolutionary New Face Lift Technique

Although face lifts have proved to be effective against the signs of aging, they are not as effective as we would have hoped. With the new technique of autologous stem cell face lifts, there is an entirely new process at work that begets results that speak for themselves. Here are some frequently asked questions about the procedure.
  1. Are there any ethical issues with Adult Stem Cells?

    No, adult stem cells are not embryos. They don’t have the potential to develop into a new human being. They reside in the bone marrow and fat and they exist in large quantities.

  2. How do I know if Stem Cell therapy is good for me?

    Consult with your physician if you have any type of joint pain or if you suffer from any degenerative disease. Stem Cell Therapy enables the patient’s body to use it’s own stem cells to heal and repair.

  3. Are there any side effects to Stem Cell Therapy?

    It is a very safe procedure. After a complete medical evaluation, our specialists will determine if you are a candidate for this treatment. Some patients may experience pain and soreness during the post-operative period. Because autologous blood and fat is used, there are minimal chances of allergic reactions.

  4. What are the potential benefits of Stem Cell Therapy?

    Healing, repair and regeneration of injured or damaged tissue. It can regenerate tissues that are injured in meniscal tears, ligament tears, rotator cuff tear, tennis elbow and in degenerative diseases like arthritis and osteoarthritis. It decreases pain at the level of the injury and improves performance. The procedure is done in an office setting, under local anesthesia. This eliminates the risks associated with surgery or anesthesia.

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ED Can Be a Big Problem

Erectile dysfunction is a sometimes embarrassing medical issue that many men do not seek treatment for. Sex is an act of love, vulnerability and humanity and it should be able to be expressed freely without shame. At Protea Medical Center, we treat the patient first, making the illness actually cured. ED is a lot more of a common problem than most people realize with over 50% of men over the age of 40 that are affected by it. Here are the basics of ED that you should know. Call Protea Medical Center for a consultation today.

Erectile dysfunction (impotence) is the inability to get and keep an erection firm enough for sex.

Having erection trouble from time to time isn’t necessarily a cause for concern. If erectile dysfunction is an ongoing issue, however, it can cause stress, affect your self-confidence and contribute to relationship problems. Problems getting or keeping an erection also can be a sign of an underlying health condition that needs treatment and a risk factor for heart disease down the road.

If you’re concerned about erectile dysfunction, talk to your doctor – even if you’re embarrassed. Sometimes, treating an underlying condition is enough to reverse erectile dysfunction. In other cases, medications or other direct treatments might be needed.

Erectile dysfunction symptoms might include persistent:

  • Trouble getting an erection
  • Trouble keeping an erection
  • Reduced sexual desire

When to see a doctor

A family doctor is a good place to start when you have erectile problems. See your doctor if:

  • You have concerns about your erections or you’re experiencing other sexual problems, including ejaculatory dysfunction, such as premature or delayed ejaculation
  • You have diabetes, heart disease or another known health condition that might be linked to erectile dysfunction
  • You have other symptoms along with erectile dysfunction