The human body is a remarkable thing, creating every blood cell, brain synapse, and hormone necessary to keep an individual’s biology humming along as usual, but as we get older it is inevitable that some of those bodily processes stop working the way they should. In shifting over to the latter halves of our lives, it is not uncommon to see some rather noticeable physical changes, and while some of that can just be chalked up to Father Time wreaking his typical havoc, there is a chance that some of those changes actually are a sign that a person may need bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Men and women can see their hormones go out of whack as they get a little older, but here at Passer Restorative Therapies we can help ensure that your body’s stasis remains intact. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may be a candidate for hormone replacement therapy.
Signs that Men May Need Hormone Replacement Therapy
Both men and women can find themselves in need of hormone replacement therapy, but these are the symptoms that most often affect our male patients:
It would be easy to chalk up trouble sleeping and the corresponding exhaustion to the daily stresses of being an adult, but there is a chance that these issues could be caused by hormone deficiencies, as well.
While some hair thinning is normal for men as they get older, this symptom in conjunction with some of the others may mean that hormone issues could be causing the problem rather than genetics.
Lost Muscle Mass & Weight Gain
If you are living an active lifestyle and eating healthy, yet somehow still gaining weight and feeling weak much of the time, that could be another sign it is time to consider hormone replacement therapy.
Reduced Sexual Desire
Since testosterone is what drives male sex drive, it should come as no surprise that a testosterone deficiency would deflate that sex drive.
Signs That Women Many Need Hormone Replacement Therapy
Women can be affected by many of the same symptoms, as well as a few unique to the female gender. These include the following:
Difficulty Sleeping & Exhaustion
Women actually need more sleep than men, but if a good night’s sleep is not enough to get you through the day, there is a chance your hormones (or lack of hormones) could be the culprit.
Decreased Muscle Strength & Weight Gain
Like in men, putting on extra pounds and losing muscle mass despite exercising and eating a good diet can be a sign of hormone issues in women.
Reduced Sexual Desire
Loss of estrogen in women typically corresponds with menopause, and that can put women at increased risk of premature ovary failure, diabetes, osteoporosis, and even heart disease. As we age, some loss of sexual desire is normal, but it shouldn’t vanish completely.
Menstrual Cycles Gradually Ending
This also could signal the onset of menopause, with all of the same risks as those attached to loss of sex drive.
If you would like more information about hormone replacement therapy from Passer Restorative Therapies, just give us a call, and we will set up a consultation as quickly as possible. It won’t be long before you start feeling like yourself again.