Women's Hormone Health
Could a hormone imbalance be to blame for your chemical dependence? The answer might surprise you. While hormonal imbalance is a common symptom of substance abuse, it is also possible for a hormonal imbalance to lead to addiction. High levels of estrogen make you more susceptible to drug and alcohol addiction. Our treatment plans address the patient as an individual and develop a long-term plan that limits the chances of relapse due to hormone imbalance.
How Substance Abuse Leads to Hormonal Imbalance – and Vice Versa.
Substance abuse can have profound effects on the human body. The chronic use of opiates and alcohol have long been associated with lower levels of androgens, hypogonadism, adrenal dysfunction, pituitary dysfunction, reduced bone mineral density, and growth-hormone abnormalities. One of the most overlooked consequences of drug addiction is hormonal imbalance, however it is crucial to address the relationship between hormones and addiction in recovery.
When a person is struggling with addiction, his or her substance of choice interferes with the body’s ability to naturally maintain homeostasis. Homeostasis is a term referring to the state of balance and stability in the human body and its ability to function. The hormones in the human body all strive to keep the body in homeostasis. Hormones levels and addiction patterns vary from user to user, so it is difficult to predict exactly how a person will experience the hormonal effects of an addiction. At Vida Wellness Center Las Vegas, abuse recovery professionals track at-risk patients and limit the risk of relapse by consistently monitoring hormone levels.
Hormone Imbalance and Addiction
Multiple studies found an important connection between estrogen and the progression of substance abuse -- Recent studies have shown hormone imbalances can lead to addiction and behavioral health issues if untreated. If you’re a woman, chances are you’re familiar with the side effects of a fluctuating hormone levels. Common symptoms such as fatigue, anxiety, and depression become the new normal. The good news is hormone levels are correctable with hormone replacement therapy. Through the use of natural hormone replacement therapy, women can relieve of the symptoms, protect themselves against substance use disorder and relapse, and feel physically and emotionally healthier.
Men's Hormone Health
Studies have shown that long-term opiate use may lead to opiate induced hypogonadism resulting in significantly decreased testosterone levels in men. Opiate-induced androgen deficiency can go unrecognized creating low testosterone caused by opioid drug inhibition of LH (Leutininizing Hormone), a pituitary hormone involved in testosterone production, as well as direct inhibition of testosterone itself.
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Opiate Use Disorder (OUD) has long been associated with adrenal dysfunction, pituitary dysfunction, reduced bone mineral density, growth-hormone abnormalities, and abnormalities in glucose and lipid metabolism. In addition, there is also inhibition of the entire endocrine system and adrenal hormone suppression.Low testosterone caused by opioid drug inhibition of LH (Leutininizing Hormone), a pituitary hormone involved in testosterone production, as well as direct inhibition of testosterone itself. In addition, there is also inhibition of the entire endocrine system and adrenal hormone suppression.
Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) can impair the functions of the glands that release hormones and the functions of the tissues targeted by the hormones. When alcohol impairs the hormone system's ability to work properly, it can disrupt these major bodily functions, increase the conversion of testosterone to estrogen in the body, damage Leydig cells in the testes which produce and secrete testosterone, and increase a stress hormone, called cortisol, which is known to decrease testosterone synthesis. When alcohol is consumed, NAD ( A coenzyme, nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide), must help in metabolizing alcohol rather than synthesizing testosterone.
Vida Wellness Center Las Vegas offers medication assisted treatment hormone replacement therapy and all natural NAD IV therapy for the treatment of testosterone deficiency.
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