Anti aging hormones are commonly known as estradiol, progesterone and testosterone.
There are many hormone imbalance symptoms; so if you have some of the following symptoms you may be experiencing hormone imbalance:
Symptoms for both women and men:
-Loss of libido
Hormone imbalance symptoms specific for women:
Hormone imbalance symptoms in men:
-Muscle loss replaced by fat (can happen in women too)
Women need testosterone for mental clarity, muscle maintenance, a healthy sex drive, and much more.
Men need testosterone for the same reasons in addition to helping maintain a healthy prostate. Prostate enlargement can be due to dropping testosterone levels.
Two Doctors interviewed mentioned that male hormone replacement (with testosterone) is, at times, used as a hormone treatment for prostate cancer prevention. Young men rarely get prostate cancer. Testosterone is partially responsible for supporting prostate health and decreasing prostate inflammation.
Anti aging hormones not only keep you looking younger but appropriate female hormone levels in women can be protection against some female breast cancers. Estradiol is now recognized as a protective breast hormone for women, when it is properly balanced. Estradiol helps maintain a woman’s hair growth. You may need it if you are a woman experiencing hair loss or thinning eyebrows or eyelashes.
Even men and women in their twenties are experiencing hormone imbalance.
There are animal hormones in our milk and meat. These hormones and the chemicals in car exhaust, cigarette smoke, some prescription medications, herbicides, pesticides and plastic drinking bottles bind with your hormone “receptor sites” in your body.
These chemicals and animal hormones are called “xeno estrogens” and they wreak havoc in your body. Instead of getting a “human hormone” signal, your cells get a different chemical message.
These xeno estrogens may “tell” your body to retain water, grow bigger fat cells, make cellulite and slow your metabolism. They can also cause anxiety or depression and trigger migraine headaches.
Because some xeno estrogens bind more tightly to your cell receptors than your own natural endocrine hormones, you may experience symptoms of hormone imbalance even when your lab tests indicate you have balanced hormone levels.
Additionally, when men are exposed to xeno estrogens, testosterone levels can be neutralized. This testosterone insufficiency can cause pot belly, growth of male breasts and loss of interest in activities you once enjoyed.
Yes, aging is a factor that can contribute to hormone imbalances. Even if you live a healthy lifestyle and eat an organic diet, your hormone levels can drop prematurely as you age. Memory loss, irritability, and water weight gain are symptoms of declining testosterone levels in men and women.
Tell your doctor all your symptoms.
Even though your blood work may look “fine”, there is always a possibility that your body is unable to use your hormones properly. A hormone saliva test or a 24-hour urine metabolite test can show you exactly what types of hormones your body is using and how.
The breakdown products of the hormones your body uses are found in your urine. Even though you may have “normal blood levels” of hormones for your age; your body may not be using them optimally, or may be converting them into non beneficial hormones.
Ask to have your thyroid hormones checked, and check your sex hormone levels too. Thyroid hormone levels can affect sex hormone function.
Some doctors report that their patients look younger, stronger and more vibrant when using these anti aging hormones appropriately.
Work with your doctor to determine if your symptoms are related to aging hormones causing a hormone imbalance.
Your anti aging regimen may be as simple as balancing your hormones.