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5 Signs You May Have a Hormone Deficiency

Sep 13, 2022
5 Signs You May Have a Hormone Deficiency
Fatigue. Low libido. Hair loss. Weight gain. What do these health issues have in common? They all may be related to a hormone deficiency. Read on to learn more about the effects of low hormone levels.

Are you feeling tired all the time lately? Have you experienced a loss of your sex drive? Maybe you’ve gained weight you just can’t take off. These unwanted changes in your health are affecting the quality of your life. They may all be related to a hormone deficiency. 

At Atlas Health Institute in Las Vegas, Nevada, our expert team specializes in wellness treatments, including hormone replacement therapy. We help restore and balance your hormone levels so you feel like yourself again. Following are five signs that you may be suffering from a hormone deficiency.

Fatigue

Are you tired all the time? Are you finding it difficult to complete daily tasks because you feel worn out? Excessive fatigue is one of the symptoms of hormone deficiency. Your thyroid could be malfunctioning. If you’re a woman in menopause, changes in adrenal hormones and a drop in estrogen can contribute to chronic fatigue. 

Difficulty sleeping

If you’re in menopause, you may be experiencing sleep difficulties. Estrogen affects serotonin, and serotonin produces melatonin, the hormone related to sleep. You may have insomnia and/or night sweats. Waking up with wet sheets makes it difficult to go back to sleep. Loss of estrogen also affects other hormones in your body that are responsible for regulating your temperature. 

Low hormone levels that cause poor sleep affect both men and women. If you’re a man and have sleep problems, you may have a low level of testosterone, your male reproductive hormone. 

Erectile dysfunction

If you’re a man, are you having trouble getting and maintaining an erection with your intimate partner? You may have erectile dysfunction (ED). It affects about 30 million males in the U.S. Not surprisingly, ED can cause anxiety and/or depression and contribute to low self-esteem. 

At Atlas Health Institute, we determine if your testosterone levels are causing your ED, or if it’s related to other causes such as lower blood flow to the penis from high blood pressure or hardening of the arteries. We provide a prompt diagnosis and treat your ED with compassionate care. 

Low libido in women

Are you having a problem getting aroused for intimate time with your partner? Perhaps intercourse has even become painful. You’ve tried lubricating gels, but they don't work well. 

If you’re experiencing early menopause or are in menopause, your estrogen levels have declined suddenly. Low estrogen levels slow the blood flow to your vagina. Without estrogen, your vaginal tissue thins and your natural vaginal lubrication can dry up. You’re not able to get aroused. Testosterone is also an important hormone in females and plays a large role in libido. Decreased testosterone levels can lower a female’s desire for intimacy and make it more difficult to orgasm.

Atlas Health Institute offers hormone replacement therapy geared to your individual needs. We use bioidentical hormones that have the same molecular structure as the hormones in your body and are made with plant-based material, unlike synthetic hormone replacement. 

Weight gain 

Low hormone levels can result in weight gain in both men and women. Low testosterone is associated with obesity in men. When you have low testosterone, your muscle mass decreases. You don’t burn calories as efficiently; muscle burns many more calories than fat tissue, and you have less of it. You’re likely to gain weight over time. If you were already overweight, the loss of testosterone could move your weight into the obese range. 

If you’re a woman in perimenopause or menopause, the drop in estradiol, an estrogen hormone, can contribute to weight gain because it helps control your metabolism. Bioidentical hormone therapy can help reset your metabolism, helping you burn calories more effectively. 

Our natural, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can work wonders for you. Call or book an appointment online with Atlas Health Institute today. 

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