As our bodies age, specific changes take place within them. One of the most significant changes is in the production of hormones. Most people think hormones are the mystery chemicals that make women cranky during their menstruation. However, hormone changes can occur in both men and women profoundly affect daily life.
If you are experiencing changes in energy levels, sleep patterns, etc., you may consider seeking help from our St. Augustine providers. At Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates, we can create a custom treatment plan to address and correct neuroendocrine hormone imbalances to restore your quality of life.
What Is Neuroendocrinology?
According to Merriam-Webster, neuroendocrinology is the study of the communication system within the body (the central nervous system) and how the brain works to regulate hormone production (the endocrine system).
Hormone levels regulate all the systems within the body. Whether we respond to a fight-or-flight situation or produce insulin to help break down sugar into energy, hormones control it. When we experience a breakdown in hormone production, it can result in depression, weight gain, loss of sex drive, and more.
Working with a St. Augustine healthcare provider who can help monitor and control hormone production through things such as Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) may help.
Are Hormones the Answer to Everything?
Our bodies produce hormones and deliver them throughout our nervous system to assist with all our body’s complex operations. Hormones control all the processes in the human body, including:
- Growth and development
Excess hormone production can create as many problems as decreased production. Our St. Augustine provider can monitor and help your body regulate hormone production when your body’s systems break down.
Whether too little or too much, unregulated hormone production can cause life-threatening complications such as diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and more. To address that “out-of-balance” feeling, it may benefit you to seek a consultation with our St. Augustine providers.
Part of Neuroendocrinology Involves Helping Your Body Deal with the Aging Process
As we age, our bodies experience changes that affect hormone production. We can also experience changes due to trauma or illness. These changes can result in decreased functioning of our autonomic nervous system.
In some instances, HRT may be the answer to correcting the hormone levels within your body to combat adverse effects. Our anti-aging specialists can correct imbalances by using naturally based hormones that have the same chemical makeup as the hormones your body produces. The side effects are reduced by restoring balance with natural replacement therapies, producing stable results.
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Women’s Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Women are the brunt of many jokes about hormones. While some people might find hormone imbalances humorous, they can affect the quality of life for women.
The most common and well-known HRT treatment helps combat the effects of perimenopause and menopause in women. HRT can assist in lowering the risk of heart disease and also work with perimenopausal and menopausal women by decreasing symptoms such as:
- Bone density loss associated with osteoporosis
- Hair loss/thinning
- Mood swings
- Hot flashes
- Low sex drive
- Vaginal discomfort
Some specific hormone-related problems that women can experience include:
- Catamenial epilepsy, which causes seizures that happen at predictable times during a woman’s monthly cycle. This type of seizure is non-responsive to standard anti-seizure medications.
- Menopausal transition problems, which can include increased seizure activity, mood swings, cognitive ability (brain fog), anxiety, and potential complications from HRT.
- Seizure disorders, which may appear in premenstrual adolescent girls and young women.
In many instances, our St. Augustine providers can correct the chemical imbalance caused by fluctuating neuroendocrine hormone levels. This can help women lead an everyday life free of hormone-related problems.
If you have been experiencing symptoms of perimenopause, a St. Augustine provider at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates can help.
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Men’s Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
HRT can also be beneficial in correcting many problems men experience due to the aging process. A low testosterone level is a common imbalance in men. This condition can cause many symptoms, including:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Thinning hair
- Lower sex drive
Low testosterone can also contribute to weight gain, a feeling of weakness, and more extended recovery periods following strenuous exercise. It can also lead to osteoporosis, muscle loss, anemia, a weakened immune system, and depression.
Testosterone replacement therapy can work to combat the problems associated with lowered hormone levels. If you have been suffering symptoms, HRT therapy under the supervision of a St. Augustine provider may help.
Men’s hormone deficiencies may also result from temporal lobe epilepsy and can lead to reproductive disorders, a lower sex drive, and infertility. HRT can sometimes assist in decreasing the impact of these problems.
Our St. Augustine Provider Can Help With Hormone Deficiencies Affecting Men and Women
Some hormonal problems are specific to women or men, while others may affect either sex. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, you may benefit from HRT under the supervision of the providers at Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates.
Anxiety disorders can cause anything from a mild nervous feeling to a full-blown panic attack with symptoms that may seem similar to a heart attack. Anxiety affects men and women and can cause life to come to a complete halt.
According to Biological Psychiatry, congenital adrenal hyperplasia may also cause some anxiety disorders. A healthcare provider could determine if your anxiety is related to hormone deficiencies and take appropriate corrective action.
Neurological disorders affect concentration, mood, and memory. They may result from thyroid gland dysfunction or past trauma, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). If the problems are hormone-related, our St. Augustine providers may be able to help.
Hypothalamic or Pituitary Gland Lesions
When lesions develop on hormone-producing glands, they can disrupt production, causing changes in mood, behavior, and thought processes. In some cases, these lesions must be surgically repaired.
Finding the Right Healthcare Provider for You in St. Augustine
Anti-Aging & Regenerative Associates offers a full array of treatment plans, including HRT, erectile dysfunction, and regenerative services for men and women. If you are ready to see what you can do to begin reclaiming some of your lost youth, contact us today to schedule an appointment.
Our Port Orange office is conveniently located, and we serve the surrounding areas of St. Augustine, Daytona Beach. Jacksonville, Brevard County, and Orlando. Find out how to reclaim your youth by contacting us today.