As you age, your body decreases the production of hardworking hormones that regulate many of your body’s essential functions. Dr. Clayton Hansen, DC, offers hormone optimization at Hansen Health Solutions in San Antonio. To learn more, call the office or use the online scheduling feature to book at your convenience.
Questions & Answers
What is hormone optimization?
If your hormones are on the decline or out of balance, you can experience a range of negative problems like sleep disturbances, weight gain, mood swings, hot flashes, and low sex drive. It’s important to know that this is a natural process.
Everyone produces lower levels of hormones like estrogen, progesterone, growth hormone, and testosterone as they grow older. Your provider at Hansen Health Solutions evaluates which hormones you are lacking and optimizes them to restore your body to an optimal hormone balance.
What are the symptoms of hormone imbalance?
If your hormones aren’t in balance, you can experience a number of troubling symptoms:
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Hair loss
- Night sweats
- Hot flashes
- Difficulty sleeping
- Low energy or exhaustion
- Loss of muscle
- Dry skin
- Increased cholesterol levels
Other problems associated with hormone imbalance are erectile dysfunction, vaginal dryness, and low libido.
What is the goal of hormone optimization?
Your team at Hansen Health Solutions optimizes your hormones with one goal in mind: to give you the highest quality of life possible. In addition to helping you look and feel your best, when your hormones are balanced and working properly, you have the best chance of defending against certain diseases. Balancing hormones also is a critical factor in your ability to lose excess fat and build and maintain lean muscle mass.
What can I expect from hormone optimization treatment?
Since Hansen Health Solutions is a functional medicine practice, your provider treats your hormone imbalance from a whole-body approach. There’s a root cause for everything happening with your health, so the team conducts a comprehensive battery of tests to determine what’s causing your symptoms, condition, illness, or disease.
Typically, something isn’t working properly with your endocrine system, where your hormones are produced. Dr. Hansen and his team address those underlying issues so your body gets back to optimal hormone production. When your hormones are in proper balance through functional medicine therapies like nutritional counseling, IV therapy, sleep improvements, detoxification, and ozone therapy, it’s likely you won’t need much or any supplementation.
To find out if you can benefit from hormone optimization, call the office to book a personal consultation or use the online scheduler to make an appointment at your convenience.