Throughout the aging process, your hormones are in a continual state of flux, and this constant fluidity can result in a whole host of uncomfortable and undesirable side effects and symptoms. Instead of suffering through the discomfort, hormone replacement therapy offers a safe and effective way to address your body’s ever-changing needs, achieve balance, and regain lost vitality.
Far from a one-size-fits-all approach to wellness, HRT involves the guidance of a qualified medical professional who will listen to your questions and concerns, conduct an exam and state-of-the-art testing to evaluate your physical fitness, and then develop and execute a customized plan to address to help you turn back the hands of time and begin to feel like your best self.
Whether you’re a woman grappling with menopause or a man fighting a similar battle with andropause, benefits of hormone replacement therapy are numerous, as documented in respected sources like the Wall Street Journal, Oxford Journal, the Office on Women’s Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Mayo Clinic, and may include the following:
- Increased Energy Levels – Depleted stores of essential hormones can cause your metabolism and basal body temperature to dip below their normal levels, resulting in the loss of energy. Replace those hormones and you may well experience a return of the vitality and drive synonymous with youth.
- Mediation of Menopausal Symptoms – Hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness – the symptoms of menopause are as multitudinous as they are distressing, and the discomfort can have an adverse impact on a woman’s quality of life. Hormone replacement therapy can not only help mitigate the symptoms listed above but also potentially ease mood swings and the mild depression that exists in tandem with the onset of menopause.
- A More Youthful Appearance – Some studies suggest that estrogen replacement therapy may increase skin thickness, holding at the bay the collagen loss and overall deterioration of the skin’s structures that make wrinkles, fine lines, and pores more evident. A University of Vienna study saw similar results in their group of postmenopausal women who experienced noticeable improvement in their skin’s firmness and elasticity after six months of hormone replacement therapy.
- Better Heart Health – With the onset of menopause, hormonal changes occur in a woman’s body that impact over heart health including an increased likelihood that plaque and clots can form and higher levels of a clotting factor that can lead to heart disease and stroke. Along with lifestyle changes, the Cleveland Clinic mentions hormone therapy as a way to combat the decline of heart health in postmenopausal women.
- Improved Libido – Considering the impact hormones have on libido, it stands to reason that the natural drop in hormones that accompanies age could negatively impact the sex drive of both men and women, but that also means that HRT (testosterone and hGH in particular) can potentially return lost libido to its former glory, so to speak, for both men and women.
- Better Bone Density – Over the last 50+ years, study after study has proven the inarguable link between estrogen deficiency and bone loss. Estrogen-based HRT can help slow or even completely halt bone loss, resulting in stronger bone density and a decreased risk for hip and back fractures and associated disability and height loss.
- A Memory Boost – Oxford Journals sites studies that suggest a link between HRT and improved cognitive function, and there are also new studies currently investigating the link between hormone replacement therapy and a reduction in the long-term risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.