A comprehensive blood panel can reveal a lot about what’s happening in your body. Loss of energy, decreased sex drive, and weight gain are three of the most common complaints women have; and we know there can be many underlying reasons for these symptoms.
It’s critical for women at every stage of life to routinely assess their reproductive health, blood cells, hormone, and essential nutrient levels. Every woman’s body has specific needs that have the potential to impact weight gain, sleep, energy, mood, sexual performance, reproduction, longevity, and more, and we don’t believe one-size-fits-all solutions are the answer. Blood testing allows us to find out exactly what those needs are, and develop a custom treatment for each patient so that they are better equipped to achieve their goals and better their health.
Ways2Well offers the following
treatments for women’s health:
- Hormone Optimization
- Thyroid Health
- Peptide Therapy
- Low Libido
- Vaginal Dryness
- Anti-Aging & Skincare
- Sleep Support
- Weight Loss/Management
- Immune Health
HORMONE FUNCTION IN WOMEN:
Not feeling like yourself lately?
Hormone imbalances are often neglected as a significant factor in our overall health.
Symptoms can be vague: inexplicable fatigue, poor sleep, inability to lose weight, and poor stress management are just a few.
In women, these symptoms can often be misdiagnosed as depression. Most women typically experience 2-3 periods of hormonal imbalance in their lives.
Pregnancy, Post-Partum, and Menopause are the biggest shifts in our hormones, but it can happen at any time, for anyone!
Common Signs of Hormonal Imbalance in Women:
- Mood Swings
- Weight Gain
- Sleep Disturbance
- Hot Flashes
- Low Libido
- Vaginal Dryness
- Dry Skin
Pregnancy causes a flood of hormones, many of which are necessary for maintaining pregnancy and preparing the body for childbirth and motherhood, but sometimes hormonal issues like insulin resistance can arise from pregnancy. This insulin resistance, also known as gestational diabetes, is often manageable but sometimes requires treatment and can increase the woman’s risk of developing type 2 diabetes later on in life.
Post-Partum, the hormone levels crash, which is why postpartum depression often occurs. Sometimes hormone levels don’t normalize like they should after pregnancy. One common example is the production of thyroid hormones slowing down, which in turn slows the metabolism. This is one of the reasons it can be so difficult to lose that baby weight.
Menopause is when the woman’s body ceases to produce the hormones necessary for reproduction, but it is likely to cause the imbalance of other hormones as well. It is common to experience many symptoms of hormone imbalance during this time.
Even though these are the biggest shifts in our hormones, it can happen at any time, for anyone!
HOW DO YOU TREAT IT?
Hormone optimization in women does not always mean supplementing additional estrogen and progesterone. Testosterone, Insulin, DHEA, Cholesterol, and Thyroid levels also play integral parts in a woman’s overall endocrine function. Insulin resistance and low testosterone can also cause the symptoms related to fatigue, decreased libido, and weight gain; whereas low progesterone in a woman can cause an interruption in the ability to obtain deep, multiphasic sleep. Creating the right mix for each individual woman is critical to good health and anti-aging.
Treating hormone imbalances result in energy improvement, increased vitality, improved sex drive, weight loss, and slowing the aging process. The goal is to achieve optimal ranges of all hormones, which can include Vitamin D, Thyroid, Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone, Insulin, and Cholesterol; to get you feeling like yourself again.
Schedule a free consult today with the Ways2Well medical team if you believe you are experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
Thanks to the continuous advance of modern medicine, Peptide Therapy is a new treatment that can positively affect the signs and symptoms of the aging process. There are various benefits that can fight back against aging and achieve an increase in your overall health and wellness, and at Ways2Well we work to identify what is right for your body, age, and health state to create a customized solution that fits your specific needs.
Positive effects of a peptide therapy treatment can include:
- Improved energy and decreased fatigue. Hormone optimization can bring your energy levels back up so that you feel revitalized and ready to take on each new day. Higher energy levels can be the first stepping stone on your journey to a healthier lifestyle.
- A balanced mood. If you have been experiencing drastic swings in your mood, peptide therapy can help regain your balance and stay in better control.
- Decreased body fat. With a peptide therapy weight loss regime, you can fight back against the natural weight gain that occurs with age and keeps your body healthy and strong.
- Better sleep. Another benefit of hormone optimization is improved sleep. Peptide therapy can help you experience better sleep patterns and regain those restful nights.
- Increased libido and decreased hot flashes. If you have noticed a drop in libido or the hot flashes has become overwhelming, there are peptide therapy options that can help you.
The effects of aging are something that humans have been trying to reverse since the beginning of time.
While there is no cure against aging that will keep a person young forever, there are certain treatments available that not only combat aging but also improve immune function and repair damaged tissue.
Hypothyroidism is when the thyroid doesn’t produce enough of its hormones, which play an important role in metabolism. This is very common and affects millions of people a year, most of the women. Hypothyroidism can have many symptoms, including a slower heart rate, weight gain, depression, constipation, temperature sensitivity, fatigue, muscle soreness and weakness, dry skin, and joint pain. The broad range of symptoms, especially those it shares with other health complications and hormone imbalances, can make it difficult to diagnose hypothyroidism without blood analysis.
Many Women struggle with their energy levels during the day. Normally we just write it off as “how women our age are supposed to feel”, but in reality there is an actual reason behind it. Common causes include lack of sleep, hormonal imbalances, deficiencies in vitamin D or magnesium, depression, stress, iron deficiency in the blood, and obesity.
Many times it can be difficult, if not impossible, to determine exactly what is sapping your energy on your own. Ways2Well can help find out why you are feeling this way, and then help solve the problem. That solution could be as simple as getting a little extra vitamin support or assistance with getting better sleep at night, or it could be that real lifestyle changes are needed. No matter what the solution is, we can help put life and energy back into your day, everyday.
Women are more likely than men to be overweight or obese, and unfortunately it is typically more difficult for women to loss weight as well. There are many reasons why so many women, especially in the United States, struggle with their weight, and it’s more than just a poor diet and low activity level. Other factors can include hormonal imbalances such as an underactive thyroid, stress or trauma, living conditions, family history, poor sleep hygiene, and discouragement from past failed attempts to lose and keep off weight.
With weight loss it is always a good idea to make healthy lifestyle changes such as drinking more water, exercising regularly, and maintaining a healthy and balanced diet. This isn’t always enough, so the best way to make sure that you can lose weight and maintain a healthy weight is to check out what is happening on the inside. Maybe the weight loss issues are being caused by a hormonal imbalance or a deficiency of nutrients, but the only way to find out is through a comprehensive blood panel that will allow you to see exactly what the problem is. Once you have this information, you can start making real progress towards your goal instead of stagnating or gaining the weight back a month or two later.