What is Hormone Deficiency?

Hormone deficiency is a familiar disorder among Americans of all ages and walks of life.  What it means to be hormone deficient is when one or more of the natural chemicals produced by your body – such as testosterone or estrogen – are too low which is known as a hormone deficiency. A lot of people associate hormone deficiency to mean the natural aging process but while hormone deficiency is associated with aging, hormone deficiency can also be found in younger men and women. Hormone deficiency means that your body is not producing enough hormones, but that doesn’t mean there’s something abnormal about your body, as everyone’s body slows down production of hormones as they age. Hormone deficiency can lead to problematic health problems though and shouldn’t be quickly dismissed or taken lightly.

Hormone Deficiency Can Lead To Health Problems

In some cases, hormone deficiency can lead to and include serious medical conditions but the most frequent complaints are a wide variety of common ailments such as:

  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Mood Swings
  • Decreased Libido
  • Weight Gain
  • Depression

These general, nagging annoyances may seem trivial to some but for those who suffer daily from the symptoms of hormone deficiency it can have a very real and severe impact on everyday life.

Hormone Therapy Can Relieve the Effects of Hormone Deficiency

Luckily, a variety of treatments are available to combat the effects of hormone deficiency.  Methods of hormone therapy include injections, prescription medications, creams, and subdermal pellets implanted under the skin through a tiny incision. If you have experienced any of the symptoms associated with hormone deficiency, you may consider pursuing hormone therapy.  There are many options available that can help you get back to a fuller, more active life.

Take Control of Your Life With Hormone Replacement Therapy

The professional, courteous staff at Scottsdale Restorative Medicine can help you by identifying your needs and providing individualized, custom tailored care. You can get back to feeling more energetic, happier, and all-around better about yourself and your lifestyle.