It’s no secret that older people have more health issues and chronic pain than younger people do. Whether it’s general fatigue, aching joints, or memory lapses, aging brings about many challenges. What many people used to write off as typical signs of aging we now understand to be the effects of hormonal imbalance. People at midlife and beyond are no longer content to accept the notion that they can’t be as healthy or energetic as they once were. They often find out about Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) in their quest for wellness.
Hormone imbalance affects men and women equally, although it is often more noticeable and drastic in women. This may be because they know and expect to go through menopause and all of the hormonal changes that come with it. For most people, the changes start becoming noticeable during their 40s. Women experience painful intercourse due to vaginal dryness while men struggle with erectile dysfunction. People of both sexes can experience a decreased interest in sex due to abrupt hormonal changes. Other typical symptoms at this stage include:
Anti-aging medicine is an approach that focuses on helping people remain as healthy as possible for as long as possible. Its practitioners strongly believe that while getting older is inevitable, slowing down and getting sick is not. This is one reason why they recommended Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy without hesitation. When the hormones are restored to previous levels, it has a tremendous effect on their overall well-being.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy utilizes replacement hormones that contain the same genetic structure as human hormones. They are called natural hormones because they come from plants rather than being chemically produced. The amount of bioidentical replacement hormones a patient receives during treatment depends on his or her sex, age, overall health, and results of a hormone screening. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is ideal because it allows our Anti Aging and Age Management Doctors to treat each person on an individual basis. Regardless of how the patient receives Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, pharmacists create the compound based on his or her test results and self-reported symptoms.
Fatigue is one of the most frequent complaints of people as they get older. They miss the energy they once had and would love to get it back. When fatigue can’t be explained by lack of sleep or a high degree of stress, it is often due to problems with the thyroid and adrenal glands. Both of these are part of the endocrine system and play a large role in maintaining energy as well as the following:
People who undergo Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy typically report that bringing the thyroid and adrenal systems into balance resulted in greater energy, a more positive outlook on life, and the ability to enjoy activities and relationships as they did before hormone imbalance became a problem.
People at midlife and older are just as interested in maintaining a healthy and satisfying sex life as anyone else. Unfortunately, the symptoms of hormone imbalance often make it seem like it’s too much bother. Even when the desire is there, the body may not fully cooperate. The first step in overcoming this problem is to see an anti-aging specialist who offers Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy. It many cases, it simply takes balancing estrogen and progesterone levels in women and testosterone levels in men for sexual desire and performance to return. Without having to worry about pain or erectile dysfunction, many couples find their love life more spontaneous and enjoyable than ever.
Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that often happens due to a decrease in hormones. When the hormones responsible for creating and maintaining healthy bones are absent, people can lose bone they already have or manufacture too little bone. Both of these are serious issues that make it much easier for the bones to break. Since people also experience more trouble with balance as they age, having osteoporosis is often a disaster waiting to happen. In severe cases, simple actions like sneezing or bumping into an end table can cause someone to break a bone. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy has proven itself to halt bone loss in the majority of cases and even reverse it on occasion.
The information above only highlights the most common symptoms of hormone imbalance and aging. People who recognize these descriptions should see an anti-aging specialist for treatment recommendations.