Depression and mood disorders significantly impact the quality of life for tens of millions of people every year. These disorders can make it difficult to maintain a job, perform daily tasks and function normally. Even when the symptoms are less severe, they can greatly affect the patient’s emotional well-being and their relationships with others.
For some time, the medical community has accepted that hormonal imbalances and depression are interconnected in women, but they are only just coming around to accept that men’s moods are also affected in the same way. In fact, both men and women suffer from the effects of reduced hormone production as they age, and many of the symptoms are similar.
Symptoms of a Hormonal Imbalance
- Muscle loss
- Weight gain
- Reduced sex drive
- Depression, anxiety & mood disorders
- Sleep problems
- Night sweats
- Vaginal dryness (women)
- Erectile dysfunction and urinary problems (men)
Traditional Treatments Vs. Bioidentical Therapy
Disorders with psychological symptoms are traditionally treated with a battery of heavy-duty psychoactive drugs that cause a dictionary-full of side effects and adverse reactions. But even after several rounds of trial and error with different brands and doses, they still aren’t guaranteed to work.
Synthetic hormones made from horse urine and animal products have been another popular treatment. For years, doctors used them to treat hormonal imbalances in women going through menopause. But many now shy away from prescribing them after safety concerns arose in the early 2000s.
Natural treatments, like bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, nutritional therapy, exercise and other natural interventions, often offer effective symptom relief without the harmful side effects of synthetic hormones and pharmaceutical “solutions.”
Plant-based bioidentical hormones, unlike synthetic hormones, are molecularly identical to the hormones found in your body. Because the chemical makeup is exactly the same, the body recognizes these hormones and full function can be replicated.
Other Conditions Related to Hormonal Imbalances
Depression and mood disorders are not the only medical issues interconnected with hormone imbalances. Thyroid problems, adrenal fatigue, gastrointestinal issues and even diabetes have all been linked to hormonal imbalances. There are a number of bioidentical hormones that can be used to successfully treat these issues as well.
Why continue to struggle with depression, anxiety and other mood disorders when there’s an all-natural treatment that can help you beat it? For more information on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, click here. To find out how it can help you regain your balance, give the DaSilva Institute of Antiaging, Regenerative & Functional medicine a call at 888-832-7458.