We’re well into the new year, which means the vast majority of us who have set health or weight-related resolutions have already shelved them. The fact is, making healthy changes is hard, and it doesn’t get any easier as we age. It’s actually harder to get the same results as we age that we might have just a few years before because our hormones shift. If you’re struggling with your resolutions, or even if you’ve already given up, your lack of promising results might not be your fault.
New Year’s resolutions are often centered on self-improvement, health, lifestyle and relationships. Yet statistics show that only eight percent of us successfully reach our aspirations. What have you resolved for the New Year? To eat better and lose weight? Maybe you would to be happier and less stressed? Or perhaps to be more focused and energized throughout the day? All of these resolutions are affected by hormones. Imbalanced hormones are all too often the culprit behind the fatigue, foggy thinking, irritability, overeating, lost libido, and depression that sabotages our best efforts year after year.
We want to help you achieve those goals you have set for yourself, and for some, the proper hormone balance can make drastic improvements in our ability to stay on track with our New Year’s Resolutions. Or with your health and wellness goals in general. Your hormones are the foundation to overall health and wellness, which means that poor hormone balance within your body can lead to a number of health problems. So, if you want to improve your energy levels, feel better, and avoid certain types of diseases and illnesses, then you need to take a proactive approach to balance your hormones. The first step is getting your hormones tested. Hormone testing can identify hidden imbalances that put us at odds with our own resolutions for self-improvement in the New Year.
Every hormone plays complicated roles within the body, but to simplify them: there are sex hormones, immune hormones, sleep hormones, stress hormones, growth hormones, cardiac associated hormones, digestive hormones, and Vitamin D. A hormonal imbalance could result in many symptoms that many of us dismiss as classic symptoms of aging. These include poor concentration, memory loss, hair loss, low sex drive, mood swings, and sleeplessness. The good news, for both men and women, is that hormone loss and imbalance is easily correctable. If symptoms like these have begun to affect your quality of life, you could be a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. To learn more about BHRT, check out BHRT for men and BHRT for women.
As early as the 30s, hormone production begins to decrease. The main ones of concern are estrogen (for women) and testosterone (for men). On average, hormonal deficits can be as much as 3-10%. Most people recognize this, but they only associate it with sexual side-effects, such as lower libido or decreased functioning. However, it’s also tied to:
Not everyone has a hormonal imbalance, and even those who do will have varying deficits. This is one of the many reasons why two people in the same age bracket may be impacted differently. Moreover, it can be incredibly disheartening to work hard at a weight management or muscle-building program and still not have the same energy level or physique as your peers. When people feel they’ve plateaued or they’re simply not capable of achieving wellness goals, they often quit; never knowing it wasn’t their fault at all or that there was a viable solution.
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms outlined above, a hormonal imbalance could be contributing to the issues and making it difficult for you to reach your health goals. A free consultation with MyVita Wellness will provide you with the information you need to take charge of your health. Call 713-661-9995 or complete our online form to schedule.
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