What are some of the most common symptoms of hormonal imbalance?

Are you tired all of the time? Do you feel like you have less energy than you used to? Has your libido plummeted? Are you experiencing hot flashes or night sweats? Have you been gaining more weight lately and don’t know why? If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, you might be suffering from a hormonal imbalance.

What's the relationship between hormones and the body's aging process? Is there a clear connection? Also, if I'm experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance, such as foggy thinking/memory, fatigue and weight gain, how can bioidentical hormones help me get my life back on track?

Our bodies are comprised of trillions upon trillions of cells and these cells rely on hormones - the body’s chemical messengers - to communicate with one another and function optimally. As we age and our hormones begin to decline, a diverse range of systemic physiological effects take place throughout the body. However, age is not the only factor – hormonal imbalance can occur in children and young adults as well and the result is just the same. Even the minutest hormonal imbalance can spell disaster for our overall health...

Today, women accept menopause as a natural part of life. However, in the times of early civilization, women didn’t go through menopause because they didn’t live long enough to experience it. While women today can live well into their 90’s, the average lifespan in the Neolithic era was less than 40. As our species evolved over the next five thousand years, we would see the average lifespan near double, thanks to medical advancements, scientific research and the miracle of evolution.

Recent animal experiments suggested that an ingredient in beer may actually help prevent prostate cancer in men and lower the risk of developing breast cancer in women.

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Recent studies found a link between hot flashes and increased risk of cardiovascular health.

Last night's episode of Cougar Town, "Into the Great Wide Open", toyed with the cliched notion that once women hit a certain age, they begin to realize that they're "prime" is long gone.

Learn How Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Can Help You. BodyLogicMD provides targeted and comprehensive seminars focused on natural bioidentical hormone therapy and our customized fitness and nutrition programs – at no cost to our attendees. Our highly trained physicians share their expertise and show how our individualized programs are designed to meet the unique needs of each patient. Plus, guests enjoy the opportunity to speak directly with our physician presenter(s) in a question and answer format following each seminar.

Learn How Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Can Help You. BodyLogicMD provides targeted and comprehensive seminars focused on natural bioidentical hormone therapy and our customized fitness and nutrition programs – at no cost to our attendees. Our highly trained physicians share their expertise and show how our individualized programs are designed to meet the unique needs of each patient. Plus, guests enjoy the opportunity to speak directly with our physician presenter(s) in a question and answer format following each seminar.

It is important for men to realize the importance of stress reduction, diet and lifestyle on their hormone levels. Men should find ways to reduce their stress such as meditation, exercise, reading, journaling or enjoying nature.

Weight gain in men and women can be a result of a hormonal imbalance. Hormones decline as we age and as they do, contribute to men and women's propensity to gain weight.

One of the most recognizable symptoms of menopause is a hot flash - a sudden, intense, hot feeling that reddens your skin as it rises from your chest to your neck. It is usually accompanied by sweating. They can last as little as a few seconds or go on for what feels like hours.

There are many celebrities who have started on bioidentical hormones - first was Suzanne Somers, then Oprah, now Dr. Phil's wife, Robin McGraw. Read more about Dr. Phil's show: "What's Hormones Got To Do With It?".

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