Everyone has heard of hormone replacement therapy, or HRT. However, many experts say that the reward isn’t worth the risk. Synthetic hormones can cause problems in women – problems like heart disease and osteoporosis. All risks can be negated by making sure only natural bio-identical hormones are used in the therapy. Below is more information about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and how this therapy can offset changes caused to the body by andropause and menopause.
What Are Bio-Identical Hormones?
Bio-identical hormones are natural, and they are normally made from plant life. They are molecularly identical to the hormones already present in people’s bodies.
Most patients of BHRT are women; however, BHRT for men is also an option. Women typically receive a mixture of progesterone and estrogen; men typically receive testosterone. Both are designed to offset the signs of aging.
The Benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy can be used to slow down the effects of menopause and andropause. This means it can alleviate many of the harsh symptoms associated with hormonal imbalances. Not only will common symptoms such as night sweats and mood swings be relieved, physical changes to the body can be stopped or reversed with hormone replacement therapy.
Men, for example, typically begin to lose muscle mass in their late 40s and 50s. Hormone replacement therapy can maintain the body’s natural level of testosterone, preventing men from losing muscle mass.
Women gain weight too when they enter menopause. Keeping a regulated balance of hormones will help a woman keep her current figure all the way through menopause.
Who Is a Candidate for Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Women should consider BHRT during the perimenopausal stage; men should consider the therapy once they notice they are losing strength and stamina.
The primary benefit of hormone replacement therapy is maintaining your current lifestyle and body during a difficult part of your life.
People who have hormone imbalances unrelated to getting older should also consider hormone replacement therapy. The best way to discover how HRT can help you is by contacting someone knowledgeable on the subject.
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Contact us to schedule a consultation where we can discuss your options with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. We can test you for a hormone imbalance and discuss future options. Don’t wait another day to make sure you keep your life under control during menopause or andropause. You can also completely restore your body and stop it from changing to begin with thanks to this treatment at Advanced Anti Aging & Weight Loss in Evansville, IN. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!