Benefits of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women and Men
Both Men and women can suffer from hormone decline at any point during their lives. Hormones are chemical messengers that help the body maintain homeostasis and functions that are necessary for life, and they are secreted in the endocrine system, which includes glands such as the adrenal glands, testicles, ovaries, thyroid, and the pituitary gland. The function of these glands can be disrupted due to a number of factors, such as a poor diet, lack of exercise, stress, prolonged negative emotions, and environmental factors.
Hormone Imbalances In Women
In women, hormones can be thrown out of alignment during the teens, reproductive years, perimenopause, and menopause. During the teen years, it takes time for the period to become regular and hormones have to adjust the body from childhood into adulthood. Common imbalances that can occur during this time include Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, which occurs when women have too many male hormones, or increased PMS symptoms. During the reproductive years, some imbalances that can occur include menstrual irregularities, painful periods, infertility, and intense PMS symptoms. Perimenopause and menopause hormone imbalances are usually due to aging and come with their own set of problems.
During perimenopause, the ovaries begin to secrete less estrogen and progesterone, and the body is preparing to transition into the non-reproductive years. This period of transition usually lasts from four to six years, and women can enter into this time as early as the thirties or as late as the fifties. Women in this stage of transition can experience migraines, fatigue, water retention, weight gain, bloating, painful periods, infertility, or acne.
After perimenopause, women transition into menopause, which officially begins after women have not had a menstrual period for twelve months in a row. Menopause can be a very uncomfortable time and can cause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, outbursts of anger, depression, insomnia, vaginal dryness, low libido, osteoporosis, and thinning skin.
Hormone Imbalances In Men
In Men, hormone imbalances can affect the development of the secondary sex characteristics, reproduction, or they can occur in middle age. During the teen years, hormone imbalances can cause the development of body and facial hair, a deeper voice, and muscle growth to be slowed down or obsolete. During a man’s twenties or thirties, imbalances can cause men to have issues with erections or sperm production. Beginning in a man’s 30’s, however, hormones begin to naturally decline, and they decline by around 10% each decade until the late 40’s or early 50’s. When a man reaches the late 40’s or 50’s, hormone production tends to take a steep drop.
This steep decline is known as andropause, which occurs when the testicles begin to produce less testosterone than is required to maintain health and vitality. During andropause, men can experience a number of changes, which can include hair loss on the head, groin, or under the arms, erectile dysfunction, insomnia, low libido, muscle atrophy, decreased workout performances, fatigue, poor moods, lack of motivation, a poor memory, and joint pain.
Bio-identical hormones can reduce many of the effects of hormone imbalanced by going to the root of all the issues. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy has a multitude of benefits for both men and women, and some of these benefits may include:
- Reducing Depression, Moodiness and Anxiety
- Promoting Weight Loss
- Reversing Osteoporosis
- Helping With Sleep and Reducing Insomnia
- Eliminating Hot Flashes and Night Sweats
- Reducing Joint Pain and Arthritis
- Increasing Muscle Mass and Reducing Body Fat
- Enhancing Sexual Desire and Performance
- Reducing The Risk of Alzheimer’s
- Increasing Mental Clarity and Attention
- Reducing The Risk of Some Cancers
- Improved Overall Sense of Well-being
Thousands of men and women have experienced the benefits of Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. The signs and symptoms of aging no longer have to be endured and considered to be just a normal part of aging. Bio-identical hormones can help to reduce hormone deficiencies and eliminate the symptoms that occur as a result.