You’ve probably seen commercials and other advertisements for “Low T” and “PMS” and “Menopausal Symptoms” and others problems. A lot of these symptoms come from Hormone Imbalances.
Mostly, it’s been a female issue because women usually speak up and talk about things that don’t feel right. Men usually push through and just get resigned to their decreased functioning. Recent studies are showing that men’s hormones are just as messed up as women’s, so pharmaceutical companies have put on the full court press to include men in their commercials.
Weight is a touchy subject for a lot of people. We’re told it’s just too many calories or not enough exercise. It may have worked that easily in the past but now it is much more likely to fail, due to our modern lifestyle.
This is a term used to describe the tender tissue, fatigue, muscle aches and other vague symptoms that don’t fit into any other traditional medical diagnosis. It’s taught as a “diagnosis of exclusion”, meaning the doctor’s job is to rule out, or exclude, known illnesses first. If none can be identified, you are left with the word Fibromyalgia. Literally, it means pain of fibrous and muscle tissue.
Being tired all the time is one of the most common things patients tell me they deal with. Usually it starts in the morning and some can’t even function until they’ve had some sort of stimulant; usually coffee, soda, sugar or an energy drink. Sometimes, they feel fine in the morning but get progressively tired as the day goes on. Others get extremely tired right after a meal. All of these cases can have very different causes.
This is one of the most common issues I see. Many thyroid sufferers, usually Hypothyroid (low), have been on traditional medication for years and haven’t seen a difference. You see, there are many ways to treat the thyroid beyond the synthetic medication, Synthroid.
Usually, a doctor gets a blood test for a hormone called TSH. This is a hormone from the pituitary gland that tells the thyroid what to do. If you have low thyroid hormone, the pituitary is supposed to increase the TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) to tell the thyroid to put out more hormone.
Migraine is a term used to describe a specific kind of headache. People usually call any bad headache a Migraine. But, this term is used for a neurological phenomenon that usually includes a headache, but not always.
Normally, the treatment includes staying away from any triggers that can be found and using medications like B-blockers, Calcium Channel blocker, tryptans, anti-inflammatories, pain medications, steroids and others. Even with all these treatments, many people get minimal, if any, relief and continue to need medications for much of their lives.