hormone replacement

Reasons to Consider Hormone Replacement Therapy

Both men and women are discovering that many of the symptoms that used just be attributed to part of being older, are caused by an imbalance of hormones. Unlike older notions, which generally included the concept that only women suffered hormone problems as they aged, and that certain male behaviors were simply to be expected, modern medicine has slowly begun to turnover these notions. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can help improve the lives of anyone, regardless of gender, if they are suffering the effects of hormonal imbalances.

Symptoms For Men

Common signs of hormone imbalance can greatly impact not just their overall health but their quality of life. These symptoms include, but are not limited too:

  • Sexual Dysfunction/Decreased Sex Drive
  • Sleep Disturbances
  • Mood Changes, Including Irritability and Depression
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to Concentrate/Focus

Symptoms For Women

Hormonal imbalances in women is no less serious than it is for men, an can also be highly disruptive to general and mental health, as well as quality of life. Common Symptoms include, but are not limited too:

  • Insomnia and Fatigue
  • Changes In Behavior/Depression/Irritability/Anxiety
  • Sexual Dysfunction/Decreased Libido
  • Sweating/Hot Flashes and Skin Problems
  • Trouble Managing Weight

Hormone Imbalances Can Lead To Other Problems

If left untreated, hormone imbalances can lead to more severe problems in both men and women. In particular it can lead to severe depression or mental instability. This is largely in part due to both the depression hormonal imbalance can cause in both sexes, as well as a result of frustration with being unable to perform sexually, or manage weight as desired. Imbalanced hormones can also lead to other endocrine related problems, which can include thyroid problems and as well as an increase in the risk of developing diabetes.

General Benefits to Hormone Replacement Therapy

Aside from helping to improve overall health, both physically and mentally, many patients report that the best benefit of hormone replacement therapy is how they feel. The general haze in mental states, depression, and lack of energy, as well as anxiety that is common with hormone imbalances can make patient’s feel like they are missing out on their life. After undergoing hormone replacement therapy, many state they feel like themselves again. Often times they also indicate that they not only feel “normal” again, but that they also feel rejuvenated and youthful again.

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Dr. Michael Heim

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