Hormone Replacement Therapy at Colorado Clinic
Find Relief From Chronic Pain
Chronic pain is the body’s way of alerting the brain that something
is wrong. If a person falls and scrapes their knee, it is understood that
pain is something that person is likely to experience. But what happens
when we have ongoing intense pain, along with other symptoms, and are
unsure what the root cause is?
Many Americans with chronic pain are being treated with medication to block
the pain signals. While this may provide temporary relief, it can lead
to long-term consequences. Treating pain symptoms without addressing the
root cause can result in hormonal imbalances, which can lead to secondary
symptoms including fatigue, malaise, irritability, inability to concentrate,
loss of sex drive and mood swings.
Hormones & Pain Signals
Hormones play an important role in regulating the body and its functions.
These messengers are often overlooked when doctors are treating patients
with chronic pain. At Colorado Clinic, our expert pain management doctors
evaluate these hormone deficiencies and design treatments to get them
back in working order!
There are a variety of hormones at work in the body that need to be in
balance for optimal health. Let’s take a look at some key players.
When it comes to the thyroid, one of the first things you need to know
is that it has two hormones that need to be in balance with each other;
the thyroid stimulating hormone and the free T4. These two should always
be proportional to each other in testing so that when one is low, the
other is high.
It is important that the thyroid is producing proper amounts of hormones,
because it is fundamental to regulating metabolism, mental wellness, gut
motility, menopause, insomnia, and pain. When out of balance, any symptoms
related to those functions can manifest. It is recommended that all people
35 years of age and older have their thyroid hormone levels checked every
Testosterone is more prominent in males, but present in both males and
females. It is responsible for regulating energy and libido. The hormone
is produced in the ovaries, testes, and adrenal glands and is important
for normal functioning. If a person is experiencing a decreased sex drive
or chronic fatigue, low testosterone levels should be considered.
Estrogen is the hormone that regulates the reproductive system, health
of the bones, skin, and cardiovascular system. When in balance, estrogen
keeps the body working properly. However, low or high levels of estrogen
result in health problems.
Estrogen levels are linked with thyroid hormone production, and a decrease
in estrogen causes a lower thyroid hormone release. Additionally, high
levels of estrogen have also been linked to spinal and joint pain.
Estrogen levels naturally drop in women during menopause, and it can result
in some painful, if natural, symptoms. Hormone therapy may be an effective
treatment for women having difficulty during menopause.
After investigating the hormones that play important roles in the body’s
function, it becomes clear that hormonal imbalances should be considered
when looking for potential causes of secondary symptoms in those taking
chronic pain medications. Hormones are key players in regulating the normal
functioning of various systems within the body. Hormones, such as the
thyroid hormone and estrogen, are partly responsible for pain and bodily
Colorado Clinic offers full hormone evaluation for its patients and customized
hormone replacement. This can help rectify these symptoms discussed along
with further reducing patient pain!
Call the Colorado experts in pain management today at the location closest to you.