How Vitamin Deficiencies and Hormone Imbalances Impact Your Health

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If there’s one universal truth about the human body, it’s that it relies on balance above all else to function at its best. From balanced diets to balanced hormones, your overall wellness requires that your body has the resources it needs to maintain optimal health. And when these balancing acts are thrown off, the effects extend to your physical and mental health.

At XBody Health, Wellness & Spa, our team of integrative medicine specialists understands what it takes for our patients to achieve optimal wellness. So, when our patients are feeling “off,” the first places we look to are hormones and vitamins.

Here’s a look at how vitamin and hormone imbalances can impact your health, and how we can help restore order.

A matter of hormones

When it comes to a hormonal imbalance, which is also called endocrinopathy, your reproductive hormones are one area we look to first, in both men and women. It’s these hormones that are largely responsible for your gender characteristics, so an imbalance comes with different symptoms for each sex.

Let’s first start with women, who are no strangers to fluctuating hormones. A woman’s life is largely governed by her reproductive hormones — namely estrogen and progesterone — and imbalances in these hormones can lead to:

  • Fatigue
  • Hot flashes
  • Hair loss
  • Bone loss
  • Sleep issues
  • Anxiety or irritability

Hormonal imbalances in men, and we’re talking about low testosterone, can lead to:

  • Loss of lean muscle
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Loss of libido
  • Mood changes

No matter your sex, we perform a thorough evaluation of your health and run blood tests to check your hormone levels. If we find a deficit or imbalance in your reproductive hormone levels, we offer bioidentical hormone therapy or testosterone replacement therapy.

While reproductive hormones cast a wide net, you can also have imbalances in other areas, such as your thyroid. Rest assured, we leave no stone unturned to locate the problem and work quickly to restore hormonal harmony.

A matter of vitamins

Data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) showed that both children and adults in the United States have high deficiency rates of vitamins A, B6, B12, C, D, E, and folate, as well as the mineral iron.

While it would be impossible to list here the many areas of your health these deficiencies can affect, we’ll give you just one example that highlights why vitamins are so crucial to your health — namely vitamins C and D.

As the nation, and the world is gripped by a pandemic, there’s been a lot of talk about the benefits of a healthy immune system. Whether we’re dealing with COVID-19 or diseases like cancer, your immune system plays a critical role in how your body is able to fight off the problem. And one of the best ways to support a healthy immune system is through vitamins C and D, which work to bolster your defenses.

To protect yourself properly, we sit down with you to review ways that you can keep these vitamin levels up, which you can accomplish through tweaks in your diet, as well as with our customized IV therapies.

Putting aside these pressing concerns about immunity, many people also suffer from B12 deficiencies. This vitamin is essential in producing your blood cells, and it plays a key role in your brain and nerve function. Unfortunately, B12 is tough to get through your diet as it’s mainly found in animal foods, which is why we offer B12 injections, among our many vitamin injections.

The bottom line is that if you’re just not feeling quite like yourself, the odds are fairly good that a hormone imbalance or vitamin deficiency may play a role. To get to the bottom of your problem, contact our office in Wayne, New Jersey, to set up a consultation

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