Hormone levels are something most people don’t consider when they are not feeling well. At times, they attribute their woes to stress, lack of exercise, or some other health issue. While that may be the case, many people find that their problems go away as they undergo hormone replacement therapy. How do you know if HRT is right for you? If you have any of the following signs, it may be time to talk with your doctor.
You Have Trouble Sleeping
Hormones that are not properly balanced interfere with just about every aspect of your health. This can include the ability to get to sleep and stay that way. Even when you use some type of prescription or over the counter sleep aid, it’s still hard to get a good night’s rest. You may find that undergoing hormone replacement therapy leads to sleeping well without needing any medication at all.
Your Energy Level is Low
Even if you do sleep well, there never seems to be enough energy to get through the day. The mornings are not bad, but it’s hard to keep going in the afternoon. By the time night falls, all you want to do is crawl into bed. With the aid of hormone replacement therapy, your energy levels return to normal. It’s easier to get through the day and not feel wiped out in the evenings. That makes it all the easier to do whatever you like without feeling so tired.
You’re Easily Irritated
In times past, you rarely got irritated. Now it seems every little thing sets your teeth on edge. While you know that your reaction is not normal, there seems to be no way to control it. Over time, it seems as if the irritation gets worse. One of the benefits of hormone replacement therapy is that your body is restored to a more balanced state. With the right approach, you find you have greater and easier control over your temper. The result is that you, your coworkers, and your friends and family enjoy more harmonious relationships.
You’re Struggling With Anxiety or Depression
Generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, and some form of depression are common for people who have hormonal imbalances. While there’s medication to help manage the symptoms, they don’t address the underlying causes. If low levels of one or more hormones is that cause, the best way to heal is to undergo hormone replacement therapy. As the therapy begins to take effect, you notice the panic attacks are less frequent and not as severe. Your mood in general is more positive and balanced. Even the racing mind associated with anxiety disorders is replaced by a greater sense of being in control.
Your Interest in Intimacy is Lower Than Before
Hormone imbalances definitely have an impact on intimacy. You may find that there’s no real interest. You may also find that even if you make the effort, the ability to engage in physical intimacy is hampered. It’s only after you begin hormone replacement therapy that some of the old interest returns, along with the ability.
These are only some of the signs that some sort of hormone replacement therapy is needed. To be sure, make an appointment with Advanced Anti-Aging & Weight Loss! If your hormones are out of balance or at low levels, we will come up with a plan for replacement that will help you feel better. At our office in Evansville, IN, our experienced professionals are happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!