Have you noticed that you haven’t been feeling like the best version of yourself lately? You may not be sick or have anything in particular wrong with you, but something just feels…off.
It could be that you don’t have as much energy as you once did, that your focus isn’t as sharp, or that you just seem more moody than usual. Maybe you’ve also noticed a lack of motivation in your daily life or a decrease in your sex drive. If any of these issues are relevant to you, you’re not alone. You could be like millions of Americans suffering from a hormone imbalance.
Most people will suffer from a hormone imbalance at one point or another, but the issue is particularly common in men and women as they age. Fortunately, you don’t have to just live with the symptoms!
Touch MedSpa offers scientifically-backed treatments, including bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and nutraceuticals in North Myrtle Beach, that can help alleviate symptoms and get you feeling like your old self again.
What is a Hormone Imbalance?
A hormone imbalance can occur at any point in your life, but the majority of people affected are aged 40 or older. When your hormones are at suboptimal levels, it can throw many of your biological functions out of whack. These may show up in the form of universal symptoms, such as:
- Loss of libido
- Decreased muscle mass
- Weight Gain
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering things
- Mood swings and irritability
- Loss of muscular strength & increased body fat
- Difficulty sleeping
- And more
How Does it Affect You?
Beyond those general signs & symptoms, hormone imbalances may also cause issues that are specific to men or women.
For men, a hormone imbalance can cause erectile dysfunction or the development of breast tissue (known as gynecomastia), while women may suffer from vaginal dryness or particularly heavy, painful, or irregular periods.
Because so many different hormones impact your body’s biological functions, you may actually have more than one hormone deficiency causing your symptoms.
Some of the more common issues stem from an imbalance in your testosterone, growth hormone, or thyroid. However, they can also result from a lack of vitamins and minerals in the body. Trouble can pop up everywhere!
That’s why, when our providers utilize HRT and nutraceuticals in North Myrtle Beach, we aim to optimize all of your primary hormones. Even though fixing one deficiency or imbalance may help, optimizing all of your hormones will lead to much greater synergistic results and more comprehensive improvements.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
Your hormones have a large impact on so many of your body’s natural processes. If they are out of balance, it can impact your overall well-being through different deficiencies. If you’re not feeling quite like yourself, with symptoms like low energy or low libido, your hormone levels can very well be the cause.
Our hormone specialists will evaluate where you’re currently at and help determine if hormone replacement therapy is right for you.
Our HRT process starts with a full panel blood work at our North Myrtle Beach location. These full panel tests allow us to better understand the specific areas patients have a deficiency or imbalance.
After performing your blood work, you’ll meet with a Touch MedSpa provider for a one-on-one consultation to learn more about your specific symptoms, challenges, and goals for treatment. We’ll also use this as an opportunity to learn more about your personal history and any allergies and medications you currently use.
After taking the time to learn more about you, your symptoms, and your specific hormone imbalances, we can begin to develop a treatment plan based on your unique profile. A key part in our HRT treatment plan: nutraceuticals.
Nutraceuticals in North Myrtle Beach
Over the past several years, nutraceuticals have attracted a bunch of interest due to their potential nutritional, safety, and therapeutic effects. These products, and the health support they provide, play a role in a huge spectrum of biological processes. This includes, but is in no way limited to: antioxidant defenses, cell proliferation, gene expression, and safeguarding of mitochondrial integrity.
So, nutraceuticals may be used to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, postpone the aging process, and in turn, increase life expectancy or just support the functions and integrity of the body.
Sounds too good to be true? Well, it’s not.
The professionals at Touch MedSpa trust these products because we’ve used them. Our team would never recommend treatments we haven’t tested ourselves. When we offer you nutraceutical solutions to your wellness concerns, you can rest assured that we’re providing quality treatment options.
What Is A Nutraceutical?
So, for some folks, this may be the first you’re hearing about nutraceuticals. What we’re basically discussing are dietary supplements.
The reason that clarification is important, though, is because the actual, technical definition of nutraceuticals and their related products generally depends on the source. These products are classified by their natural sources, pharmacological conditions, as well as the chemical makeup of the products themselves. This can lead to a little inconsistency in the dialogue around them.
As a rule, though, nutraceuticals traditionally come in 1 of 4 forms:
A Dietary Supplement
This is the most common variety. A supplement (you can probably think of what to expect pretty easily) contains nutrients derived from food products and is typically concentrated in liquid, capsule, powder, or pill form. We offer nutraceuticals in North Myrtle Beach in the form of supplements!
This category of nutraceuticals includes whole foods and fortified, as well as enriched or enhanced, dietary components. Functional foods help reduce the risk of chronic disease and provide benefits beyond traditional health benefits derived from food items.
A product used for dietary management, usually requiring internal injection or medical administration. Think protein gels provided to coma patients to keep them as healthy as possible.
Medication. This just means medication. Usually medication is derived from modified agricultural crops or animals, but also sometimes other agriculturally derived products.
Nutraceuticals We Offer in Myrtle Beach at Touch MedSpa
Just as a reminder, when Touch MedSpa talks about Nutraceuticals, we’re talking about supplements. Little pills you can take with dinner. There’s a few that we offer, but the most frequently prescribed ones are:
Derived from cruciferous veggies like Broccoli, Cabbage, and more, DIM is a vital nutraceutical for improving general estrogen metabolism. This includes both the processing of bad estrogen in your body and the prevention of testosterone conversion into estrogen. It also serves as a powerful antioxidant and is known to help prevent artery disease and heart attacks!
Also derived from cruciferous veggies; Sulforaphane boosts your body’s detoxification and anti-inflammatory responses. This will help you feel better faster when your body gets sick or responds to unwanted irritants.
ADK 5 and ADK 10 (combo of vitamins A, D, and K2)
ADK 5 and ADK 10 are combination vitamins, optimized for general wellness benefits. They contain:
- Protects eye health
- Provides immune support
- Fights inflammation.
- Supports healthy skin
- Supports healthy bones and muscle mass which will improve balance and reduce fall risk
- Supports the immune system
- Reduces risk of cancer as it promotes apoptosis
- Found in some foods in small amounts (like fermented cheese)
- K2 takes calcium out of the arteries and puts it into bone
And the last major nutraceutical variety we offer is Methyl Factors. These products contact combination vitamins B2, B6, B12, and folate. These vitamins play a part in your body’s natural gene regulation, chemical/toxin processing, neurotransmitter productions, hormone metabolization, and immune system.
They also, and this is critical, help bolster the protective lining of your nerves, improving cognitive function and mental wellness.
The Touch HRT Journey
What sets our hormone replacement therapy treatments apart at Touch MedSpa is our commitment to finding your optimal hormone levels. Each person is different, and the specific treatments, dosage, and frequency of therapy needed will all be different as well.
The problem with many hormone therapy clinics is that they don’t take this fact into account. Rather, the treatment programs are too rigid, causing some people to get too little or too much treatment at incorrect doses for substandard results.
We want all of our patients to feel their absolute best, and going the extra mile to find your optimal hormone production level ensures a better chance of that outcome.
This is one of the major reasons that we bolster our treatments with nutraceuticals in North Myrtle Beach. They allow us to further tailor the treatment to meet your needs and match you where you are, and where you want to be in your wellness journey.
Schedule Your Appointment for HRT & Nutraceuticals in North Myrtle Beach Today!
Looking and feeling your best only takes a Touch! Our extensively trained and personable staff is dedicated to maximizing the results of hormone replacement therapy and nutraceuticals in North Myrtle Beach for each patient. Your skin journey starts here with a free in-office consultation.
We’ll discuss your concerns and goals, so we can create a one-of-a-kind plan to optimize your every visit.
Contact us today to learn more about developing your aesthetic plan and making the most of your results.
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