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4 Benefits of Testosterone Therapy Feb 2nd, 2021

As men age, they can experience a decrease in testosterone that leads to insomnia, mood swings, erectile dysfunction, and decreased sex drive.  Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is often the treatment for women going through menopause, but men also benefit from HRT — more specifically, testosterone replacement (TRT) therapy. Gordon Hart,...

How to Improve Your Sex Drive in Your Golden Years Jan 1st, 2021

The desire for sex can sometimes disappear quite inconspicuously. By the time you notice the change in your libido, you might realize that your sex life has gone from hot to not. Hormones, stress, and menopause all cause a shift in your ability to perform sexually. That’s why Gordon Hart,...

Experiencing Appetite Changes? It May Be Time to Have Your Thyroid Checked Dec 1st, 2020

Thyroid disorders affect as many as 20 million Americans. More than half of those people don’t even know they have a thyroid problem. If your appetite has changed recently, you may be one of those with an unchecked thyroid disorder.  But if discovered quickly, thyroid malfunctions are usually easy to...

5 Tips for Reducing Night Sweats Nov 1st, 2020

Your lifestyle and habits play a key role in sleep hygiene. If night sweats rob you of sleep, it might be time to reevaluate some of those habits and perhaps begin some new ones.  At Balance Hormone Center in Norman, Oklahoma, we use integrative, personalized care through natural treatment methods....

Start Your Weight Loss Program Now and Look Your Best for the Holidays Oct 19th, 2020

You no longer need to dread the annual holiday parties and the selfie sticks. If you’re struggling to lose weight or maintain your ideal body weight, it could mean you have a hormonal imbalance.  No matter how healthy your diet or how active you are, if your hormones are out...

5 Ways to Boost Your Immune System This Fall Sep 14th, 2020

A robust immune system means a better quality of life. In addition to proper nutrition and a generally healthy lifestyle, nutritional supplements can also strengthen and improve your immune system.  Gordon Hart, PA-C, our primary provider at Balance Hormone Center, is a nutritional supplement specialist. He and his talented team...

Improve Your Gut Health With IV Therapy Aug 9th, 2020

A better quality of life begins with gut health. Intravenous (IV) therapy targets nutritional deficiencies that lead to low energy levels, so you feel energized and invigorated after just one treatment. At Balance Hormone Center in Norman, Oklahoma, it’s our job to improve your confidence and well-being.  Our primary practitioner,...

Tips for Managing Summertime Hot Flashes (tips, plus HRT) Jul 13th, 2020

Are you sweating up a storm this summer while also dealing with menopause-related woes? Hot flashes during the steamiest part of summer can make you feel miserable and alone.  But you’re not alone. Up to 80% of women experience hot flashes during their transition into menopause. Gordon Hart, PA-C, our...

Here's How Age Management Can Boost Your Sex Drive Jun 12th, 2020

As you age, you may notice more than wrinkles and restless sleep. Your sex drive could be taking a hit as well. If you’re dealing with erectile dysfunction or vaginal dryness, age management helps. With anti-aging therapies to boost your sex drive, you can certainly slow down the signs and...

The Link Between Hormonal Imbalance and Weight Gain May 12th, 2020

Underlying health issues and getting older can both cause hormonal fluctuations, making you feel less than your best. A hormonal imbalance can even cause weight gain, along with a few other unpleasant side effects. Our dedicated primary practitioner, Gordon Hart, PA-C, at Balance Hormone Center, promotes healthy hormone balancing using gentle...

Learn Why Vitamins C and D Are so Important for Your Health Apr 2nd, 2020

Have you ever wondered what makes vitamin C and D so important?  Your body doesn’t make vitamin C naturally, so your diet must include the right foods or nutritional supplements. And Vitamin D is necessary for healing your body; it’s produced in response to your skin being exposed to sunlight....

How Do I Know If I Can Benefit From Nutritional Supplements? Mar 12th, 2020

If you’re like the average American, you lack essential nutrients like: Calcium Potassium Magnesium Vitamins A, C, and D Nutritional supplements aren’t meant to replace food because most people can get their nutritional needs through diet alone. But if you lack certain nutrients based on your age or lifestyle, supplements...

Hormone Replacement Therapy: What Are My Options? Feb 1st, 2020

Do you notice yourself struggling with changes in your body as you age? Fatigue, weight fluctuations, sexual dysfunction, and mood swings are just some of the signs that your hormones are struggling, too.  The changes in hormone levels as you age affect people differently. Some have few, if any, problems,...

Your Thyroid May Be to Blame For Your Weight Gain Jan 1st, 2020

Have you been noticing unaccounted for weight gain? Your diet and activity levels have remained the same, yet you’re gaining weight at a suspicious level? Believe it or not, your thyroid could be the culprit for your weight gain.  At Balance Hormone Center, we take pride in working with our...

Why Men Need Hormone Replacement Therapy, Too Dec 1st, 2019

Many people associate hormone problems with women and menopause. But, men can experience hormone deficiencies, too. Hormones control most of your body’s essential functions, and when your hormones are out of balance, you can experience many uncomfortable and distressing symptoms, such as hair loss and erectile dysfunction.  When your hormones...

Can IV Therapy Help My Fibromyalgia Symptoms? Nov 1st, 2019

Fibromyalgia can affect every aspect of your life, from how you sleep to what activities you can do during the day. Chronic fatigue, pain, and loss of focus are three of the most common symptoms when dealing with fibromyalgia.  Your treatment plan can include a number of lifestyle changes and...

Recognizing the Symptoms of Thyroid Disease and the Preventive Measures You Can Take Oct 1st, 2019

Thyroid disease affects millions of people, especially women. However, it can be difficult to recognize the symptoms of thyroid disease because so many of them can be explained by other factors like stress. Although thyroid disease is serious and medication can help, natural thyroid hormone therapy and lifestyle changes can...

Decreased Libido? Erectile Dysfunction? You May Have Low Testosterone Sep 1st, 2019

Issues like decreased libido and erectile dysfunction (ED) can be frustrating and embarrassing, disrupting your quality of life, leaving you feeling downcast or even depressed. But these conditions aren't just potential personal problems. These symptoms might also indicate that you have low testosterone, a potentially serious medical condition. The good...

Let Us Help You Manage Your Menopause Symptoms Aug 12th, 2019

Though it’s a normal part of life for women, the symptoms of menopause can sometimes feel anything but normal. Some women see few effects in the post-reproductive years while others may have wide-ranging symptoms. Combinations and intensities make every woman’s menopause experience virtually unique, and so it follows that treatment...

How IV Therapy Can Help Treat Chronic Pain Jul 8th, 2019

Chronic pain can occur for many reasons. For some people, an illness or injury causes long-lasting damage to nerves. Sometimes, inflammation exists that doesn’t improve over time. If you suffer from chronic pain, it impacts your daily life. Yet, there is treatment that may help, even if you’ve tried other...

Your Hormones Could Be Keeping You from Losing Weight Jun 1st, 2019

Have you hit a plateau in your weight loss? Perhaps you are trying to eat right and get exercise in, but the weight just is not coming off. There are many reasons why this can happen. However, a primary and often-overlooked cause is related to your hormones. Hormones are chemicals...

Age Management 101: Whole Body Care for Your Later Years May 8th, 2019

Getting older doesn't mean it’s time to slow down, but you may need to pay closer attention to your body’s unique needs. You’re changing, and with that change comes an opportunity for you to refocus your health and wellness to ensure you are able to live your best life as long...

Common Symptoms That Could Mean You Are Suffering from a Vitamin or Mineral Deficiency Apr 1st, 2019

Everybody knows vitamins and minerals are important in maintaining good health. But what many people may not know is that when we don’t have enough of these essential nutrients, we can wind up experiencing a lot of symptoms — symptoms that can be confusing and difficult to diagnose on our...

How a Thyroid Imbalance Can Affect Your Health and What You Can Do About It Mar 5th, 2019

Our glands play major roles in our overall health and wellness, secreting hormones and other chemicals that regulate metabolism, help us sleep, influence sexual desire, and perform many other functions. When our glands function normally, we probably won’t even be aware of their activity. But when glandular dysfunction occurs, we...

The Many Ways Hormone Therapy Can Benefit Postmenopausal Women Feb 7th, 2019

In the US, natural menopause typically occurs between the age of 40 and 55, and significant symptoms leading up to and during include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and cloudy thinking. After menopause, these symptoms often subside as estrogen levels off at a lower concentration in the body. At this time, you go into postmenopause,...

3 Ways You Can Benefit from Vitamin IV Infusions Jan 16th, 2019

If you take a look at the list of ingredients on most of the processed foods in any grocery store, it’s a long time before you come across anything that has the vitamins and nutrients your body needs for optimal health. And unless your diet is strictly farm-to-table, your cells...

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy: The Most Effective Remedy for Menopausal Symptoms Dec 13th, 2018

On the road to menopause, the time when your periods stop for good, you may experience a variety of complicated, confusing symptoms. For some women, these symptoms can seriously impact their quality of life, making it difficult to stay on track with work and family. While there’s no one-size-fits-all treatment...

8 Signs You May Have a Testosterone Deficiency Nov 30th, 2018

Testosterone production declines naturally as men age, but sometimes levels drop abnormally low. What’s more, it can occur earlier than you think. Did you know that 25% of men over age 30 and close to 40% of men over age 45 have testosterone deficiency? That number goes up significantly for...

How a Hormone Imbalance Can Sabotage Your Weight Loss Efforts Oct 22nd, 2018

It seems like everywhere we turn there's a new fad diet or exercise craze certain to be the magic solution to help us lose weight. However, with over 70% of adults registering as overweight or obese, clearly, there are more factors at work than the need to eat less and...

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Anti-Aging Oct 17th, 2018

Whether you’ve just turned 30 or are waving goodbye to your 50s, when you reach a certain point in your life, you begin worrying about aging. The effects of time, environment, and stress will undoubtedly show themselves in wrinkles, lines, sagging skin, dark spots, thinning hair, and other unpleasant visual...

What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy? Oct 17th, 2018

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)—also known as hormone therapy (HT)—treats and diminishes the often-debilitating symptoms experienced by men and women during all stages of menopause and testosterone deficiency.Why Get HRT?For women, the uncomfortable symptoms that coincide with peri-menopause and menopause such as hot flashes, night sweats, painful intercourse, and vaginal dryness...

The History of Menopause Oct 17th, 2018

An awareness of menopause can be traced all the way back to the ancient Greeks. In fact, the roots of the word can be found in Greek as well—”men,” meaning month, which is related to the word moon, and “pauein” meaning to cease or stop. In other words, the time...

10 Myths About Menopause Oct 17th, 2018

Myths, like gossip, can take on a life of their own, passing from person to person with just enough accurate information to make the whole thing plausible. Unfortunately, as long as women have been going through life changes (i.e., forever) myths about menopause have spread.Fortunately, advancements in medicine and biological sciences have...

Beginner’s Guide to Estrogen Replacement Oct 17th, 2018

Do you have hot flashes that leave you drenched in sweat? Feelings of moodiness or anxiety that have your family hiding from you? (Even the dog?) Have you experienced weight gain to the degree that you can’t find one thing to wear in your closet? Are you feeling mentally foggy...

What Growth Hormones DON’T Do Oct 17th, 2018

Growth hormones (GH) are naturally occurring in the human body and stimulate growth, cell reproduction, and cell regeneration. While a person cannot increase muscle mass or bone density without them, they are also important to maintaining the health of all human tissue, including the brain and other vital organs.GH diminishes...

The Evolution of Hormone Therapy Oct 17th, 2018

Contemporary medical articles often report that prior to the 1960s, menopausal women had few options when it came to effectively dealing with the symptoms they experienced during “the change.” Hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and irritability were just a natural part of life and must be endured.However, history reveals...

What Does HGH Do for Women? Oct 15th, 2018

As a woman, a decrease in HGH or Human Growth Hormone can result in various side effects as you age such as weight gain. Women who experience HGH treatment can expect to see many physical, mental and emotional improvements over time. As a non-invasive treatment for HGH deficiency, HGH treatment...

What is in a Myers Cocktail Infusion? Oct 15th, 2018

Named for the late John Myers, M.D., the Myers Cocktail is an infusion of multiple vitamins and minerals, including B vitamins, vitamin C, calcium and magnesium. This nutrient cocktail is injected into the body via IV. It is believed that by introducing the mixture intravenously, the higher concentration levels of...

What to Expect When Starting Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) Oct 15th, 2018

If you’ve been struggling with symptoms of peri-menopause, menopause, or andropause (male menopause), your physician may suggest you seek relief with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT.) When you start, you will first undergo a physical exam and extensive lab tests to measure your hormone levels. If you suffer from a...

What Causes Low Testosterone? Oct 15th, 2018

If you have low testosterone or suspect that you may, you are certainly not alone. In fact, a publication from the Boston University School of Medicine says as many as 4 to 5 million men are affected in the U.S. alone. In this post, we’ll explain what low testosterone all is about...

What Are the Symptoms of Low Testosterone? Oct 15th, 2018

Low testosterone, sometimes called low-T or hypogonadism, is a very common condition that affects millions of men in the U.S. It can occur at any point in life, although it is more prevalent among men 45 and older than in younger age groups. If you suspect you might have a...

Are Bioidentical Hormone Pellets Safe? Oct 15th, 2018

If you’ve been diagnosed with a hormone imbalance, you’ll want to consider how to effectively treat the condition. Your medical professional may have offered you several treatment suggestions, including bioidentical hormone pellets.But are they safe?As with any treatment option, you should be as informed as possible when deciding how to...

What Is Growth Hormone Deficiency? Sep 27th, 2018

Your pituitary gland makes growth hormones needed for your body to grow and develop. When there is an absence of these hormones, you are suffering from a growth hormone deficiency (GHD).In children, GHD slows the growth rate and results in short stature. In adults, a variety of symptoms may indicate...