• Anti-Aging

    Anti-Aging

  • Body

    Body

  • Breast

    Breast

  • Face

    Face

  • Hair

    Hair

  • Sexual Wellness

    Sexual Wellness

  • Skin

    Skin

  • Weight Loss

    Weight Loss

What is Hormone Imbalance?

Hormonal imbalance is one of the most important reasons for premature aging. As such, hormonal balancing is an essential component of anti-aging therapy.

What are the symptoms or signs of hormone imbalance?

  • Low Energy
  • Fatigue
  • Easily Stressed
  • No restful sleep
  • Frequent jet lags
  • Decreased memory
  • Brain fog
  • Depressed mood
  • Low immunity
  • Frequent virus infection
  • Exposure to environmental toxins
  • Reduced exercise endurance
  • Muscle pain and joint inflammation
  • Poor circulation
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Frequent respiratory inflammation
  • Intestinal health
  • detoxification
  • Elevated sugar
  • Food craving
  • Menstrual cramps
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Hot flush
  • Decreased sexual function
  • Dry skin
  • Weight gain
  • Abdominal fat
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Weaker bones

Hormones:

  • Proteins secreted by cells
  • Circulate via body fluid
  • Produce effects on remote cells
  • All production decline with age>40
  • Except for cortisol & insulin
  • All decline in effectiveness with age>40
  • Tissue response decline with age

Sources of Hormone:

  • Pineal hormone: Melatonin
  • Adrenal hormone: Pregnenolone DHEA Cortisol
  • Thyroid hormone: T3, T4
  • Pituitary hormone: IGF-1 / TSH
  • Pancreatic hormone: Insulin
  • Sex hormone: Testosterone, Estrogen, Progestereone

Functions of Natural Hormones

Melatonin: Circadian Rhythm Hormone

  • Increase sleep: stage IV sleep and REM sleep
  • Increase energy
  • Increase mood
  • Increase immune function
  • Increase antioxidation
  • Decrease conception
  • Decrease nocturia

Pregnenalone: Memory Hormone

  • Increase memory-increased protein kinase C
  • Increase cerebral function- neurons and myelin sheath
  • Decrease fatigue?
  • Decrease arthritis

DHEA: The “Feel Good” Hormone

  • Increase memory
  • Increase energy
  • Increase mood/well-being
  • Decrease depression
  • Increase mental function
  • Increase sleep
  • Increase sexual function
  • Increase erectile function
  • Decrease cardiovascular risk
  • Increase Antioxidation: prevent lipid peroxidation
  • Decrease atherosclerosis
  • Decrease cholesterol
  • Decrease body fat
  • Increase Immune System
  • Decrease aging immunity
  • Decrease cancer risks
  • Decrease weight
  • Increase muscle
  • Increase bone

Growth Hormone: The “Master Hormone”

  • Increase energy
  • Increase mood
  • Increase memory
  • Increase sleep quality: REM & stage 4 sleep
  • Increase immunity
  • Increase sexual f(x)
  • Increase exercise endurance
  • Increase well-being
  • Increase heart f(x)
  • Decrease cholesterol
  • Decrease plaques
  • Increase clot breakup
  • Increase kidney f(x)
  • Increase lung f(x)
  • Increase wound healing
  • Increase body temperature
  • Increase bone mass
  • Increase joint strength
  • Increase muscle mass
  • Increase skin tone/thickness/tightness
  • Hair growth
  • Decrease fat

Thyroid Hormone: The “Metabolic Hormone”

  • Increase mental f(x)
  • Increase energy
  • Increase warmth
  • Increase hair growth
  • Increase skin hydration
  • Decrease cardiovascular risk
  • Decrease cholesterol
  • Decrease fat
  • Decrease weight

Testosterone: The “Male Hormone”

  • Increase libido/erection/clitoral sensitivity
  • Increase mood
  • Increase energy
  • Increase sugar control
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Decrease heart disease
  • Decrease cholesterol
  • Increased skin tone
  • Increase muscle
  • Increase endurance
  • Decrease arthritis
  • Decrease muscle ache
  • Increase bone
  • Decrease weight
  • Decrease body fat

Estrogen: The “Female Hormone”

  • Increase memory
    • Decrease Alzheimer’s
  • Decrease stroke
  • Decrease heart disease
  • Decrease cholesterol
  • Decrease macular degeneration/cataract
  • Decrease colon cancer
  • Decrease menopausal hot flashes
  • Increase bladder f(x)
  • Increase vaginal moisture
  • Increase skin tone
  • Increase bone
    • Decrease osteoporosis

Progesterone: The “Sister Female Hormone”

  • Decrease estrogen side effects
  • Decrease headache
  • Decrease breast CA?
  • Decrease uterine CA
  • Decrease bleeding
  • Decrease PMS
  • Decrease hot flush
  • Decrease heart disease
  • Decrease cholesterol
  • Decrease edema
  • Increase thyroid f(x)
  • Increase sugar control Decrease blood clot
  • Decrease fat
  • Increase bone

Cortisol: The “Stress Hormone”

  • Narrow the arteries
  • Raises blood pressure
  • Increase heart rate
  • Increase vascular disease
  • Elevated sugar
  • Weight gain
  • Immune suppression
  • Activates sympathetic system
  • Indigestion, stomach ulcer, and irritable bowels
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Depression
  • Upset sex hormone production

Insulin: The “Food Hormone”

  • Insulin resistance causes metabolic syndrome(high blood pressure, high triglycerides, reduced HDL, inflammation, abdominal fat)

What causes hormone imbalance?

Numerous reasons can cause hormone imbalance. These include lifestyle, medications, aging, and individual hormone imbalance. Detailed evaluations with advanced testings are helpful to determine which hormones and the degree of hormone imbalances.

What are the treatments for hormone imbalance?

Treatments