You’ve probably seen commercials for “Low T,” “PMS,” “Menopausal Symptoms,” and other 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 get resigned to their decreased functioning. Recent studies are showing that men’s hormones are as messed up as women’s. 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 too many calories or not enough exercise. It may have worked that easily in the past, but now it is more likely to fail due to our modern lifestyle.
This term describes 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 exclude known illnesses first. If none can be identified, you are left with the word Fibromyalgia. Literally, it means fibrous and muscle tissue pain.
Being tired all the time is one of the most common things patients say they deal with. Usually, it starts in the morning. Some can’t even function until they’ve had a 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 different causes.
This is one of the most common issues we see. Many thyroid sufferers, usually Hypothyroid (low), have been on traditional medication for years and haven’t seen a difference. There are many ways to treat the thyroid beyond synthetic drugs or Synthroid.
Usually, a doctor gets a blood test for a hormone called TSH. This is a hormone from the pituitary gland, which tells the thyroid what to do. If you have low thyroid hormones, the pituitary is supposed to increase TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) to tell the thyroid to produce more of the 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 generally includes a headache, but not always.
Typically, the treatment includes staying away from triggers that can be found and using medications like B-blockers, Calcium Channel blockers, triptans, anti-inflammatories, pain medications, steroids, and others. Even with these treatments, many people get minimal, if any, relief. They continue to need medication for much of their lives.