Hormone imbalances can cause a myriad of symptoms for both men and women including insomnia, anxiety, depression, decreased libido, sexual dysfunction, fatigue, bone loss, decreased muscle mass, and poor memory. Thyroid hormone levels can be monitored and optimized to allow for optimal metabolism. Testosterone supplementation can help improve muscle mass, bone strength, memory and mood. Estrogen for women can help improve sleep, mood, skin health, memory, bone strength, visceral fat, and sexual health. A consultation regarding hormone therapy will include a thorough discussion of the risks and benefits of each treatment for each individual. Through appropriate replacement or correction of these hormones, along with diet and exercise, many of these symptoms can be alleviated.
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