Mental-Health-Awareness-Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s a good time to inform ourselves about mental health conditions, as well as their causes and treatments. As the Mental Health America video notes below, 50% of Americans will meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health condition in their lifetime. 50 percent. That is half of the population who will suffer from the sometimes debilitating symptoms of certain metal health conditions.

Mental Health America:

The MHA video above and infographic at the bottom of this post outlines four main risk factors for mental health conditions:

  • Genes
  • Environment
  • Biology
  • Lifestyle

Three out of four of these risk factors can be manageable to a certain extent. For our purposes here at Ageless Medicine of the Palm Beaches, these risk factors (environment, lifestyle, and biology) are of utmost importance. Environment and lifestyle factors are pretty straightforward. Living a stress-free, healthy life in which exercise and nutrition is an important concern will foster a healthier mental state than one that is filled with stress and harmful lifestyle choices. However, biological factors are also somewhat controllable.

Mental Health and Hormonal Balance

In addition to environmental and lifestyle, biological factors such as patterns of cell communication and chemical (hormone) balance are just as important…and can be just as manageable. Some of the most important signs of hormonal imbalance affect our mental health. Depression, anxiety, and even confusion are notable signs in hormonal imbalances. Now…this does NOT mean that mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, are not very real and very debilitating diseases, which are caused by many other things than hormonal imbalance. And, this does not mean that these mental conditions are attributed to only those factors that are within our control. It is just that hormonal imbalance does indeed also cause these mental health conditions. Thus, it is extremely important to find out if an hormonal imbalance might be causing them.

All to often symptoms such as depression, exhaustion, memory problems, etc. are chocked up to be normal signs of aging. When these symptoms are combined with physical symptoms, such as low libido, weight gain, muscle loss, and hair loss, it is extremely important to test for an hormonal imbalance. Feeling awful should never be considered “normal” no matter what age you happen to be.

How Ageless Medicine Can Help

The anti-aging experts at Ageless Medicine of the Palm Beaches help patients optimize their physical and mental health through a scientific approach to aging well. In addition to a decrease in age-related disease and symptoms of menopause and andropause (male menopause), our patients experience overall improvements in physical fitness, mental sharpness, mental clarity, sexual vitality, as well as an increase in energy, and uninterrupted sleep patterns.

Through comprehensive medical testing, Ageless Medicine’s treatments naturally balance your hormones that contributes to common mental health conditions, such as depression.

Your mental health is just as important as your physical health. Review the infographic below to find out just how common mental health conditions are.

MHA

Contact Mental Health America for more information.

And, if your mental health symptoms are combined with physical symptoms such as:
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Appetite and weight changes
  • Lack of energy and fatigue
  • Decreased Sexual Desire
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Fatigue and Loss of Energy
  • Loss of body Hair
  • Decrease in Strength
  • Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
  • Weight gain
  • Bone mass loss
  • Low Libido
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Urinary problems
  • Thinning hair
  • Sleep problems and fatigue
  • Lower fertility
  • Irregular periods
  • Premature Menopause
Call to make an appointment at Ageless Medicine of the Palm Beaches: 844.469.5698