10 Days of Testosterone!

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Day 5

Depression

Depression, mood swings, and other unexplained emotional symptoms can be caused by decreased testosterone levels. These symptoms occur because the hormone helps regulate more than just energy levels and libido; it also plays an important role in mood stabilization and mental focus. Other neuropsychiatric symptoms of low androgen levels in women include a generalized lack of motivation and a loss of interest in activities the patient once enjoyed. Patients also frequently complain of a pervasively “low mood,” which may not descend into full-blown depression but is nonetheless constantly present.

The mood-based symptoms of reduced testosterone levels in women are often misdiagnosed and treated with antidepressants and other drugs, when hormone therapy holds the potential to yield similar results with a lower risk of complications and side effects. While these symptoms may be among the most noticeable, you should evaluate yourself carefully for the presence of others to reduce your risk of a root-cause misdiagnosis. At Complete Hormone Solutions, we treat many symptoms with all natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy.  We would love the opportunity to help you start living again with BHRT! Call today to schedule your appointment! 256-350-9880 or take our ONLINE TEST for your FREE CONSULTATION!

10 Days Of Testosterone!

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DAY 4

Decreased Libido

As we age, many of us tend to be less sexually active. However, when testosterone is low, women experience more sudden and extreme sexual changes—including reduced libido, vaginal dryness that makes intercourse very painful, and a general disinterest in sexual intimacy. This happens because testosterone plays an extremely important role in sexual arousal in both men and women, and people of both genders who are suffering from deficiencies will naturally have a decreased interest in sex.

Hormone replacement therapies and other treatments can restore your sex drive to normal levels, but you should proceed with caution, and you should never self-treat a suspected testosterone deficiency. Mood swings, the development of male secondary sex characteristics, increased body hair, chronic headaches and sleep apnea can all result from the improper treatment of reduced androgen levels in women.  We at Complete Hormone Solutions have had the privilege of watching many of our patients experience a drastic change in there libido! We would love the opportunity to help you Start Living Again with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy! Call today at 256-350-9880 or take our online test for your FREE CONSULTATION!

10 Days of Testosterone!

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Day 3

Weight Gain

Weight gain commonly shows itself in women affected by low testosterone. For instance, a loss of muscle tissue may be followed by a sudden unexplained increase in body fat, particularly around the area of the abdomen. In fact, many researchers now believe that diminishing testosterone levels is a leading cause of midlife weight gain in women, if not the single most common culprit.

The weight gain associated with reduced levels of testosterone in women may also present alongside other noticeable changes in physiology. In particular, women with diminishing testosterone levels also experience changes in muscle tone and bone density, which can have a significant impact on the appearance and character of the body. These symptoms usually start to appear when women are in their mid-30s, but all too often, they’re chalked up to simply being a part of getting older when, in fact, they are treatable and, in many cases, reversible. We would love the opportunity to help you cross this symptom out!

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DAY TWO:

Disrupted Sleep

Low levels of testosterone in women can also interrupt healthy sleep patterns.

For instance, affected women may suffer bouts of insomnia, sleep apnea, or just struggle with frequent waking and other sleep disturbances during the night. Of these symptoms, sleep apnea is the most serious and troublesome. Over extended periods of time, sleep apnea increases your risk for heart problems. It needs to be diagnosed and treated to reduce your risk of these types of serious effects.

Researchers aren’t quite sure why reduced testosterone levels in women cause sleep disturbances, but the prevailing theory is that they may cause other imbalances in important regulatory hormones and brain chemicals that promote healthy, restful sleep. However, disrupted sleep patterns may result from any number of medical problems, or they might not signal an underlying problem at all. From a general standpoint, you should seek medical attention if your normal sleep habits are disrupted for four to six weeks, or longer. We would love to help you knock this symptom OUT!! Call us today 256-350-9880 or take our 10 question online test to see if you are a candidate for bio-identical hormone replacement therapy!

 

Chronic Fatigue and Your Secret Weapon, Testosterone: Are they linked?

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Chronic fatigueIf you’ve been experiencing severe exhaustion that’s lasted longer than six months, you may be suffering from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS). If left unchecked, CFS could not only leave you at a loss for energy, it could begin to diminish your quality of life. Dealing with chronic fatigue can affect your performance at work, your time spent with family and friends, and even your enjoyment of recreational activities and over all LIFE!

Chronic Fatigue Symptoms

In addition to the obvious symptom from which chronic fatigue gets its name, there are other symptoms doctors look for when trying to make a diagnosis:

  • Memory loss or trouble concentrating
  • Sore throat
  • Swollen lymph nodes in the neck or armpits
  • Muscle pain
  • Joint pain with no swelling or redness
  • Headaches unlike any others you’ve previously experienced
  • Sleeping without feeling rested
  • Exhaustion that lasts more than 24 hours after any moderate physical activity

Causes of Chronic Fatigue

One of the leading causes of chronic fatigue is hormonal imbalance. Particularly cortisol and the hormones produced in the thyroid gland can lead to fatigue.

Your doctor will likely perform a blood draw to check your  hormone levels to see if your Chronic Fatigue Syndrom is the result of any imbalance.

Doctors have noted that many of the patients dealing with chronic fatigue are experiencing low hormone levels in Testosterone.

 

Treating CFS with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

Chronic Fatigue - Harmans, MD

Chronic fatigue syndrome is a serious condition that can lead to bouts of depression or a desire to cut off all social interactions. That’s why if you suspect you may be suffering from this affliction, it’s important to seek out the help of a health care professional. We can help you in this!

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, or BHRT, provides relief for chronic fatigue. By replenishing your body’s supply of Testosterone with BHRT can RIGHT your wrongs. Unlike conventional hormone therapy, BHRT uses hormones that are identical to those your glands produce naturally.

Is Testosterone a secret weapon to fight my chronic fatigue?

The answer is YES, and we can help you get started!

Call us today 256-350-9880 – or take our online test for $200 OFF your hormonal treatment with us!