Optimized Hormones Improve Emotional Health

Biodentical Hormone Replacement Therapy in Denver

Optimized Hormones Improve Emotional Health

Hormone replacement therapy improves mental health

Research shows that optimized hormone levels improve emotional health. For people in Denver struggling with mental health challenges, research shows optimized hormones improve emotional health.  Events like the COVID-19 pandemic can make life difficult. Maintaining a work/life balance helps improve mental health. BioTE hormone replacement therapy can do just that.

Here is a checklist of six essential habits for Denverites to help maintain mental health:

1. Establish a Routine
Create a routine and stick to it.  A schedule of set times for meals, exercise, and spending time with friend can help maintain a sense of balance.

2. Regular Exercise
During COVID, many Denver gyms were closed.  However, there are many online classes and courses you can take.  Additionally, check your local gym or fitness studio as many are offering FREE online, Zoom-type classes. Even if it is only a walk around the block, consistency counts!

3. Keep Up Your “Support Network”
Working from home and less “in-person” social time can lead to feelings of loneliness. For that reason, it’s important to take time to connect with friends and family, even if it’s just a quick text to “check-in”.

4. Talk to a Mental Health Professional
If your doctor’s office is closed, try a mental health professional offering online visits.  Above all, getting help from a licensed mental health provider is nothing to be ashamed of and can provide many benefits.

5. Avoid Too Much Media Exposure
The World Health Organization recommends avoiding too much exposure to the news as it tends to sensationalize events and may cause anxiety. Limiting how much news you watch one or two times a day can make a real difference in your anxiety levels.

6. Get enough Sleep

Poor sleep quality AND quantity increase anxiety, slow metabolism, and can lower your pain threshold. Consequently, pick a regular time to go to sleep and wake up. This consistency improves the quality of your sleep and improves your health.

The Hormone Connection to Mental Health

In fact, when under stress, the body’s two main stress hormones (adrenaline and cortisol) cause many problems.  This includes anxiety, moodiness, irritability, and difficulty concentrating. Estrogen and testosterone imbalances can also affect your emotional state. Estrogen deficiencies can be misdiagnosed as depression, anxiety, or bipolar disorders. Optimized hormone levels improve emotional health. In fact, optimized estrogen levels can increase serotonin and endorphins, helping to improve mood. Decreased levels of estrogen can cause panic attacks, low mood, anxiousness, and mood swings.

These symptoms can be relieved by boosting low levels of female hormones with natural bio-identical hormones. The effects of Estrogen, Testosterone and Progesterone on mental health is well known.  However, the effect of Thyroid hormones on emotional health is equally important. Hyperthyroidism is a condition where the thyroid becomes works too hard and can cause depression, anxiousness, and even panic attacks.

Optimized Hormones Improve Emotional Health

Lastly, optimized hormone levels improve emotional health. If you’re not feeling your best, contact one of our preferred providers serving Arvada, Denver, and Wheat Ridge, Colorado. You may be a candidate for Biote Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy.  You can take a simple quiz to see if your hormones are imbalanced (Male QuizFemale Quiz). Optimize your hormone levels to maximize emotional health!