3 Hormones That May Be Responsible For Your Chronic Pain

Hormones play an important role in regulating the body functions. They may be the cause of your chronic pain but they are easily overlooked. At the top pain management clinics, such as Colorado Clinic, the expert pain management doctors evaluate for these hormone deficiencies and can help to put them back into balance with hormone replacement therapy.

Here are the top three hormones that need to be in balance for pain relief and optimal health.

Thyroid Hormone

The thyroid gland has two hormones that need to be in balance with each other – TSH (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) and T4. These two should always be proportional to each other and it is important that the thyroid gland is producing them in proper amounts since these are fundamental to regulating metabolism, mental wellness, gut motility, menopause, insomnia, and pain.

Research in patients with chronic pain in multiple parts of the body, including the wrists, back, upper back, arms, legs, neck and ankles showed reduced thyroid function. Such pain may get worse with exposure to cold weather. In many cases, treatment with thyroid hormone relieved the pain.

Testosterone Hormone

Testosterone is more prominent in males, but present in both males and females. Responsible for regulating energy and libido, it is produced in the ovaries, testes, and adrenal glands. If a person is experiencing chronic pain accompanied with decreased sex drive or chronic fatigue, low testosterone levels should be considered. This can be corrected with hormone replacement therapy at Colorado Clinic in Denver.

Estrogen Hormone

Estrogen regulates the reproductive system, health of the bones, skin, and cardiovascular system. When estrogen levels naturally drop in women around the age of 50, they begin to experience symptoms, such as pain. Estrogen levels are linked with thyroid hormone production, and a decrease in estrogen causes a lower thyroid hormone release. High levels of estrogen have also been linked to spinal and joint pain.

To understand more about how hormone replacement therapy can bring pain relief, call Colorado clinic in Denver at 970-221-9451 or visit coloradoclinic.com.