Live a more balanced life with our hormone replacement therapy
As we age, the likelihood of a hormonal imbalance becomes more and more common. Luckily, our medical professionals are able to detect hormonal imbalances through a simple blood test.
If an imbalance is detected, hormone optimization/hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may be recommended. Hormones can be replaced through oral medication, patches or creams. Our medical professionals will work with you to determine the best option for you.
An imbalance in your hormone levels can cause a number of health concerns including:
- Loss of sex drive
- Memory loss
- Sleep problems
- Weight gain
Hormone replacement therapy is most often recommended for women experiencing negative symptoms during menopause or for couples experiencing trouble with their sex lives. While these are the most common uses, there are a variety of other instances where it may be recommended.
Hormones serve as your body’s chemical messengers, controlling and coordinating activities throughout the body. Each type of hormone has specific functions it’s supposed to perform.
Main types of hormones:
The body has a normal range for each type of hormone. It’s when the range is higher or lower than normal that you can experience the variety of symptoms listed above
Hormonal Imbalances (Men vs Women)
As we all know, there are many differences in men and women and the role hormones play in both are no different.
For men, the three main hormones are testosterone, growth hormone and cortisol. Testosterone contributes to a man’s sex drive, fat distribution, bone density and even muscle mass. Human growth hormone is associated with proper metabolism, regulating body composition and muscle and bone growth. Cortisol can help the body regulate blood pressure, blood sugar levels, metabolism and inflammation.
For women, the main hormones are estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. Estrogen is the hormone most associated with sex for women. Testosterone, typically associated with males, is also found in females in small amounts. The same is true with estrogen, which can also be found in males in small amounts. They have the same duties in both males and females, but to a much lesser degree.
Progesterone is very important in preparing the reproductive organs during conception through delivery. Progesterone starts to wane in women in their forties or later. Low progesterone can cause estrogen to become the dominant hormone which can create negative reactions in the body.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT)/hormone optimization
Hormone replacement therapy is designed to help support your naturally occurring hormones or to replace hormones no longer being produced by the body.
One of the most common uses for HRT is with women going through menopause who may be experiencing uncomfortable symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness. These symptoms are caused by lower levels of estrogen which can be replaced through hormone therapy.
Another common use is when couples are experiencing problems in the bedroom like a decline in sex drive, physical sensitivity or vaginal dryness.
Low testosterone (often referred to as Low T) is often to blame for a man’s lowered sex drive but low levels in women can have negative implications as well. Low levels of estrogen is the most common reason for a decline in a woman’s sex drive.
If you’re experiencing any of the symptoms named above, our medical professionals are standing by and ready to help. Whether you have a hormonal imbalance or something else is to blame for your symptoms, we’re here to provide you with a customized plan to get you on the road to feeling better (and younger) as soon as possible.
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