As the body ages, changes begin to develop such as night sweats, insomnia and more. If you’re suffering from the many and often uncomfortable symptoms of perimenopause or menopause, hormone replacement therapy may help to reestablish your body’s natural balance. In fact, there are many instances in which bio-identical hormones can bolster all-around health, prevent the onset of many medical conditions and improve overall quality of life.
Hormone imbalances can occur for a variety of reasons other than the natural aging process. Among some of the more common signs of hormonal imbalance are sudden and significant weight gain, stubborn deposits of fat around the midsection, changes in libido, dry, flaky skin and troubles with sleeping. Many people also experience chronic fatigue. If you start feeling like you’re functioning less than optimally despite your best efforts to maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle, a hormone imbalance may be responsible.
Trouble Losing Weight
Some people struggle with weight loss as the result of unhealthy eating habits and a lack of exercise. If you’ve been maintaining a balanced diet and a routine exercise plan, however, it may be necessary to have your hormone levels balanced in order to achieve your weight loss goals. Imbalances in stress or thyroid hormones can contribute to difficulty losing weight, but the best way to determine if this is the case is to schedule a consultation and have your individual levels checked.
A Family History of Osteoarthritis or Osteoporosis
For women, one of the most daunting aspects of the aging process is the increased likelihood of osteoarthritis and osteoporosis. This risk is especially high for those who have family histories of bone density loss. Hormone replacement therapy has been shown to not only slow the progression of bone loss but, in many cases, prevent it. In fact, it is not uncommon for women to obtain an increase of up to 5 percent in bone mass within just two years of starting hormone replacement therapy.
Whether your thyroid is under or overactive, hormone replacement therapy could be key for regaining a sense of normalcy and good health. The thyroid controls many different functions throughout the body and can affect a person’s libido, sleep habits, mood balance, energy levels and more. The goal of hormone therapy for both under and overactive thyroids is to eventually normalize natural hormone production for lasting good health. This is usually accomplished via an individualized and integrated treatment plan that includes changes in diet, activity levels and general lifestyle habits.
Severe Menopause or Perimenopause Symptoms
Perimenopause and menopause often mean more than just a gradual winding down of the menstrual cycle. These can cause thinning of the pelvic walls and lead to urinary incontinence, frequent urinary tract infections, painful intercourse and more. During menopause and perimenopause, women are often plagued with hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia and mood swings. Hormone replacement therapy can help to manage these uncomfortable symptoms while simultaneously limiting the likelihood of developments like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis.
Learn More During a Consultation
To find out if you are a candidate for hormone replacement therapy, visit the Sajune Institute for Restorative and Regenerative Medicine in Orlando. Our team of medical professionals is committed to helping patients look and feel their very best. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!