Hormonal imbalances in various phases of life
Hormonal changes at certain stages in life are part of human nature. Hormonal alterations in puberty are widely discussed, whereas menopause – like other changes with advancing age – is rarely addressed. Only few doctors seriously consider treatment of these changes.
Both women and men produce the same hormones. As aging progresses, hormone levels decline.
Reduction of these messenger substances, which affect all systems in the body, results in the occurrence of chronic fatigue, reduced performance, loss of libido, diminished vitality, weight gain and a change in fat distribution in the body. Furthermore, sleeping disorders are often reported as the main symptom of these hormonal changes.
The severity and onset of these complaints depend on individual factors, such as genetics, lifestyle and individual biochemistry.
Complaints can be reduced by exercise, appropriate nutrition, lifestyle change, supplementation of vitamins and micronutrients as well as hormone replacement therapy.
Special topic: Menopause
Hormonal changes during menopause need not always be associated with health problems.
For some, the menopause happens so smoothly that it may be difficult to notice. Others may experience physical symptoms: sweating, hot flushes, depressed mood etc.
Treatment of hormonal imbalances is performed with bioidentical hormone compounds: these hormones are identical in molecular structure to human hormones.
This allows to determine the hormone level and to analyse the metabolic imbalances as well as any vitamin and micronutrient deficiencies.
The individual needs of patients are crucial to matched substitution with plant extracts, vital substances and bioidentical hormones.
In the course of the treatment, the dose is adjusted – not necessarily on the basis solely of laboratory values but also in relation to the symptoms.
The aim of the therapy is to produce hormonal balance in the case of absolute or functional deficiencies. This can happen only as part of a holistic concept, which includes an in-depth medical history, blood test and detailed consultation. Equal consideration is given to lifestyle and nutrition as well as professional and personal stress.