Hormones are chemical signals produced by the body to regulate various aspects of your metabolism. As you age, changes in hormone production cause resulting changes in energy, weight, appearance, and general health. If you have begun to experience hormone imbalance symptoms due to the aging process, hormone replacement therapy can supplement your dropping hormone levels for greater comfort, health, and even quality of life.
Because your hormone levels regulate your body’s metabolism, dropping hormone production can lead to increased fatigue that can affect your ability and even your motivation to complete both important daily tasks and engage in leisure activities. Additionally, hormone imbalances and other symptoms associated with changing hormone levels can cause sleep difficulties such as trouble falling asleep or staying asleep throughout the night. Hormone replacement therapy can thus improve your energy levels by increasing your metabolism and helping you achieve higher-quality sleep, improving your mood and your ability to get through your day without feeling fatigued.
Lower Osteoporosis Risk
Both women and men are at higher risk for osteoporosis as they age; women in particular develop a greatly increased risk for osteoporosis after menopause. Because osteoporosis causes the bones to lose density, older adults are at much greater risk for fractures due to falls or even minor accidents, as well as chronic back pain due to weakened and fractured vertebrae. Hormone replacement therapy offsets many of the changes in the body associated with aging and dropping hormone levels, which in turn can drastically reduce your risk for developing osteoporosis or the worsening of existing bone density concerns. This medical treatment will not only lower your risk of serious injury associated with falls, but can also prevent chronic back pain associated with osteoporosis.
Hormone replacement therapy uses bio-identical hormones to maintain your metabolism and offset hormone imbalance symptoms as you age. Your physician can evaluate your current health and other factors to determine whether this medical treatment is right for you.