It’s the most wonderful time of the year but it’s also one of the most hectic. Whether it’s from stress at work, family obligations, or just the holidays alone, this time of year can get a little trying. We all feel some stress from time to time which, believe it or not, can be a good thing. The goal is to manage the good stress and the bad stress which includes keeping your hormones in check. But how do you do this and when do you know if it’s time for hormone replacement therapy? Let’s talk about that.
The Difference Between Good Stress and Bad Stress
Good stress can be best described as the excitement you experience from planning a big event, starting a new job, buying a house, or learning a new hobby. A moderate amount of this type of stress can, in moderate amounts, improve cognitive function because it strengthens neurons in your brain. Further, this type of stress can motivate you to take action where action is needed.
Bad stress is the type of stress that can take over your daily thoughts and have severe mental and physical effects on your body. This type of stress can impair your ability to think clearly and feel happiness, and prolonged periods of this stress can lead to medical problems such as heart attacks, strokes, and ulcers, just to name a few.
Hormones, Stress, and Natural Hormone Therapy
Hormones tend to make stress a bit more complicated. When there is a hormone imbalance it can be both the cause of stress as well as be caused by stress. While this is very common, most people don’t realize just how involved hormones are with stress. Here are a few of the usual symptoms that are associated with a hormonal imbalance:
- Hot flashes
- Difficulty sleeping
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
- Low sex drive
- Difficulty concentrating
Did you know that these could also be the symptoms of stress? As confusing as it can be, the fact is that stress and hormonal imbalances carry almost the exact same symptoms. If you’ve never had an issue with stress in the past and believe a hormone imbalance may be to blame, it might be time to consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at our San Antonio hormone therapy clinic.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Using BioTe pellets, hormone replacement therapy can balance out your hormones while simultaneously reducing your stress levels. And the good news is, it doesn’t matter whether your hormone imbalance is what’s causing you stress or is because of stress – natural hormone therapy will get you back to feeling like your old self.
When you choose to treat your symptoms with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, you’ll notice more restful sleep, an easier time managing your weight, an improved ability to concentrate, and (possibly the best aspect of all) an increased sex drive. It’s important to note that there are a variety of hormones that can play a role in your feelings of stress so it’s important to get to the bottom of your stress.
At our San Antonio hormone therapy clinic, we’ll have you come in for an initial consultation to discuss your symptoms and concerns. From there, we’ll schedule blood work for you to determine which of your hormones are imbalanced. Next, Dr. Neera Bhatia will create a customized hormone replacement therapy plan using BioTe pellets and, following your first administered dose, will monitor your results to determine if any changes are needed.
If you’re ready to get your hormones and stress in check, we’re ready to help. Contact our San Antonio hormone therapy clinic to schedule your appointment with Dr. Neera Bhatia today at 210.222.2694!