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  • Writer's pictureLarry Palmiter

Maintaining Optimal Hormone Levels: Reduce Risk

Hormones play a vital role in maintaining optimal health and wellness in both women and men. They act as chemical messengers in the body, regulating various bodily functions such as metabolism, mood, reproduction, and overall health.

When hormone levels become imbalanced, it can lead to a host of health issues, including fatigue, weight gain, poor sleep, depression, and anxiety, as well as increased risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and heart disease.

Fortunately, maintaining optimal hormone levels is possible through a combination of healthy lifestyle habits, proper nutrition, and medical intervention when necessary. Here are a few ways to support optimal hormone levels:

Exercise regularly: Regular physical activity can help balance hormones by reducing stress levels and improving overall health.

Cardiovascular exercise:

This type of exercise is focused on improving cardiovascular health by getting the heart rate up and increasing endurance.

  • running

  • cycling

  • swimming

  • aerobic

Strength training:

This type of exercise is focused on building muscle and increasing strength. Examples of strength training exercises include:

  • weight lifting,

  • resistance band training,

  • bodyweight exercises like push-ups and squats.

Manage stress:

High levels of stress can disrupt hormone balance, so finding healthy ways to manage stress, such as meditation or yoga, can be beneficial.

  • Stretching

  • Breath Work

  • Reiki

  • Pilates is a low-impact exercise that focuses on building core strength, improving posture, and increasing flexibility.

Get adequate sleep: Getting enough quality sleep is crucial for hormone balance and overall health.

BHRT uses hormones that are structurally identical to those produced naturally by the body.

This therapy can help alleviate symptoms of hormonal imbalance, including fatigue, mood swings, decreased libido, and more. BHRT can also help reduce the risk of age-related diseases such as osteoporosis, Alzheimer's, and heart disease.

It's essential to work with a qualified healthcare provider who specializes in BHRT to ensure proper dosing and monitoring of hormone levels. With the right support and resources, maintaining optimal hormone levels can help support overall health and wellness, reduce the risk of age-related diseases, and promote longevity.

At Gershon Preventative Medicine, we provide patients with adequate knowledge and understanding about the state of their hormone health!

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