What Are The Signs You Need Hormone Replacement Therapy?

What Are The Signs You Need Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Both women and men are led to believe as they age, the problems they’re struggling with like weight gain, menopause symptoms, decreased sex drive and loss of mental clarity are just a part of getting older. However, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can address many of these problems.

This therapy helps you improve muscle strength, regain energy, lose weight more easily, increase mental clarity, and more. It releases all-natural, bioidentical testosterone and/or estrogen that your body metabolizes consistently as needed.

What Are the Signs Women Need Hormone Replacement Therapy?

With women, menopause is often accompanied by hormonal imbalance and estrogen loss can place you at risk for things like:

  • Colon cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Premature ovary failure
  • Osteoporosis
  • Other serious health issues

Signs women might benefit from hormone replacement therapy are:

  • Low energy, exhaustion, and fatigue
  • Difficulty sleeping at night
  • Thinning hair
  • Decreased muscle strength
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Reduced sexual desire
  • Menstrual cycles slowly ending
  • Difficulty concentrating and reduced mental clarity
  • Dryer skin
  • Joint and/or muscle pain
  • Anxiety, depression, or moodiness
  • The inability of weight loss despite a healthy lifestyle and diet
  • Weight gain, especially around your midsection area and stomach

What Are the Signs Men Need Hormone Replacement Therapy?

With men, it’s not like with women where menopause is a clear transition point in their life, but men still are regularly losing testosterone after they reach the age of 30. Hormone replacement therapy can help prevent significant disorders and boost their energy. 

Signs men might benefit from hormone replacement therapy are:

  • Loss of libido
  • Exhaustion, fatigue, or low energy
  • Weight gain
  • Difficulty achieving or keeping an erection
  • Anxiety, depression, or moodiness
  • Thinning hair
  • Feeling irritable and sluggish
  • Dryer skin
  • Lost muscle mass
  • Difficulty concentrating and lack of mental clarity

Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

A lot of patients are surprised when they see the list of hormone deficiency-related symptoms. Many of these symptoms patients attribute to aging and they think they don’t have any choice about how they can live their lives. But, actually, most of the side effects of getting older can be traced back to the increasing decrease in hormone levels. Common culprits are:

  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of energy
  • Increased frailty
  • Decreased sex drive

Both women and men usually experience different hormone deficiency symptoms too.

HRT Benefits to Women

With women, it’s believed hormone replacement therapy provides several benefits, such as helping to ease menopause symptoms like vaginal discomfort and dryness, night sweats, hot flashes that a loss of estrogen causes. Hormone replacement therapy is believed to help prevent osteoporosis in women. Hormone Replacement Therapy

While this therapy does come with some risks, both doctors and their patients believe the possible benefits outweigh any potential risks when a female patient is healthy, but is going through menopausal symptoms (moderate to severe), has a bone mass loss, can’t tolerate other treatment options or underwent a hysterectomy or is experiencing menopause before they turn 40 years old.

HRT Benefits to Men

When it comes to men, andropause is likened by some as somewhat similar to menopause in women. And, a man’s levels of testosterone, on the average, start declining at a rate of around 1% per year after they turn 30 years old. When you replace the hormones, many age-associated changes men might experience are dramatically reversed. 

When there’s a dip in testosterone levels, hormone replacement therapy will likely consist of pellet therapy, which is the best form of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men. For the treatment of andropause, the benefits of this therapy and how it plays a role as an “anti-aging” supplement, might be exactly what men need. 

Whether you’re a man or woman, you can start to supplement your low hormone levels with bioidentical hormone therapy as early as 30 years old. And, with the pellet delivery system, you won’t have to apply creams every day or keep track of oral treatments. 

The doctor will simply place an implant under your skin that will release hormones steadily until the pellet is completely dissolved. It’s a virtually painless process and will allow you to get back to your normal daily lifestyle right away. Most patients report feeling revitalized, younger, and happier about having the ability to live their life to the fullest after they start treatment.

Contact Savannah Age Management Medicine to Set Up Your Consultation

You can’t stop the aging process – it’s inevitable. But, feeling and looking old is optional. Here at Savannah Age Management Medicine, we provide you with the next-generation medical science gateway. Being able to optimize your deficient hormones, whether it’s estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, thyroid or DHEA to levels you’ve had in your younger years is beneficial to both your quality of life and health. Contact us today for your consultation.

 

Harry Collins

Doctor Harry Collins is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, a Life Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and a member of the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association. Dr. Collins received his certification in Age Management Medicine with the nationally renowned Cenegenics Medical Institute. Cenegenics' certification in Age Management Medicine is jointly sponsored by Cenegenics Education and Research Foundation (CERF) and the Foundation for Care Management in Las Vegas, Nevada. CERF and the Foundation for Care Management are accredited with honors by seven sponsoring organizations including the American Medical Association and American Board of Medical Specialties.

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