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Understanding Hormone Imbalances and Deficiency Signs

Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate many essential bodily functions. When hormone levels become too high or too low, it can lead to disruptions in physical, mental, and emotional health. Some common signs and symptoms of hormone imbalance include:

Symptom Potential Hormonal Cause
Fatigue Cortisol, thyroid, estrogen, testosterone imbalances
Trouble Losing Weight Thyroid, cortisol, insulin imbalances
Low Libido Low testosterone (both sexes), estrogen deficiency
Sleep Disturbances Melatonin or cortisol irregularities
Mood Changes Imbalances in serotonin, estrogen, testosterone
Hot Flashes Estrogen decline (perimenopause)
Hair Loss Low testosterone levels
Muscle Loss Low testosterone, DHEA, growth hormone
Bone Loss Low estrogen or testosterone levels

If you are experiencing any combination of these symptoms, hormonal imbalance may be to blame. But identifying exactly which hormones are involved requires proper testing.

Diagnostic Testing is Vital

Testing hormone levels through blood, saliva or urine samples is the only way to pinpoint which hormones are deficient or excessive.

Some key hormone tests include:

Hormone Test Purpose
Thyroid hormone Checks TSH, T3 and T4 levels
Estrogen Measures estradiol, estrone and estriol levels
Testosterone Assesses total and free testosterone
DHEA Indicates adrenal gland reserves
Progesterone Screens for adequate ovulation and progesterone synthesis
Cortisol Evaluates daily cortisol rhythm and adrenal function
Insulin Detects insulin resistance and blood sugar handling ability

Testing may need to be performed at multiple times throughout the day since hormone levels fluctuate. Testing before and after strength training can also give important insights for athletes.

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Choose a Highly Qualified Physician

The physician you choose may be an endocrinologist, gynecologist, urologist, naturopath or other specialist with advanced hormonal training. Look for the following:

Taking the time to find an exceptional hormone specialist is crucial for successful treatment.

Innovations in Hormone Replacement Methods

The methods for delivering hormone replacement doses into the body now include more convenient and highly effective options than ever before.

With more delivery methods than ever before, one can be tailored to your specific needs and preferences for convenience, accuracy of dosing and comfort.

HRT Medication Options

The ideal hormone medications mimic the body's own natural hormones as closely as possible. These are referred to as bioidentical hormones.

There are also synthetic versions of hormones that have a different molecular structure. Synthetic hormones should typically be avoided due to increased side effects.

For testosterone replacement the preferred options are bioidentical testosterone gels, creams, injections, implants and aromatase inhibitors like anastrozole. Oral forms tend to be hard on the liver.

Estrogen is commonly replaced using estradiol, estrone and estriol which closely match the body's estrogen. Estrace and Premarin contain synthetic estrogens.

Progesterone replacement employs bioidentical versions like Prometrium. Provera is a synthetic progestin that should not be used long-term.

For thyroid supplementation, products containing T3 and T4 are preferred over synthetic versions like Synthroid. Armour Thyroid and Nature-Throid are natural options.

Always speak to your hormone specialist about the best medications and delivery methods tailored to your particular situation.

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Lifestyle Support for Best HRT Results

To maximize the benefits of hormone replacement therapy, supporting lifestyle measures are strongly recommended:

By combining hormone optimization therapy with a healthy lifestyle, you can maximize the positive impacts on your health, vitality and wellbeing.


At Renew Clinic, our experienced specialists are dedicated to providing comprehensive, personalized hormone replacement therapy solutions. We utilize advanced diagnostic testing, bioidentical hormone medications, and the latest delivery methods to restore optimal hormone balance safely and effectively. If you're experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance, we encourage you to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards improved health and quality of life. Trust Renew Clinic to guide you on your journey to hormonal wellness.

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