What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy, also known as HRT, is a type of treatment where a person is given hormones to help balance them to normal levels when something is causing insufficiency in their body. By replacing the natural hormones that are not reaching appropriate levels, people can experience improved health.
HRT is a broad term for the treatment of many different causes of hormone imbalances. Hormone therapy may be used for women after menopause or following a hysterectomy to replace hormones like estrogen and progesterone, or can be used if someone has pituitary or thyroid glands that are not producing enough of the hormones that regulate systems in the body.
People may also experience deficiencies from hormones like adult growth hormone. Adult growth hormone production can decrease over time due to age, starting to lessen after about age 21. Adult growth hormone deficiency may occur for various reasons, such as age, pituitary gland issues, congenital deficiency, or Panhypopituitarism, and can cause symptom including depression or anxiety, fatigue, sleep problems, decreased sexual desire, weight gain, muscle weakness, or feelings of hopelessness. Deficiency can be treatable with human growth hormone therapy and many people experience great results in as little as six months of treatment.
Hormone Therapy for Men
Some hormone therapy is specific to men and women. In men, it’s normal for testosterone production to decline with age. This profoundly affects many different types of body tissues and organ systems. A decrease in testosterone alone can also lead to a disruption of other hormones, which create their own side effects. For example, men with hormone imbalance may experience low sex drive, depression, fatigue, irritability, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, weight gain, urinary problems, and more. Thankfully, hormone replacement therapy can often reduce or eliminate these systems and combat andropause, also called male menopause.
Hormone Therapy for Women
Women experience hormone imbalances differently. Production of estrogen declines in the ovaries as women experience menopause, and estrogen production drops drastically following a hysterectomy. Hormonal imbalances cause symptoms including hot flashes, endometriosis, fibroids, chronic fatigue, depression, low sex drive, mood swings, loss of muscle mass, and more. Estrogen replacement therapy is the medical administration of estrogen to return the body to normal levels when it is not being produced in sufficient quantity.
Why choose hormone therapy?
Many people wrongly believe that they have to live with the symptoms of hormonal imbalance because it’s a “normal” part of aging. We believe that people can feel better and experience improved health with natural hormone replacement. Plus, natural hormones have the same molecular structure as your body’s own hormones, which means people tend to have a lower risk of side effects that are possible during hormone therapy with synthetic hormones.
If You Suspect a Hormone Imbalance
If you are experiencing symptoms of hormone imbalance, it’s important to seek medical assessment. At Global Life Rejuvenation, we want to help you achieve the youth and vitality to make you feel your best. Our goal is to connect you with qualified physician specialists in your area. Your physician can work with our individual hormone replacement therapy treatment plans to oversee your treatment with supplements and nutrition guidance. Our patients have experienced reduced and eliminated perimenopause and some menopausal symptoms, decreased menopause depression, naturally lost weight, and many report developing more youthful appearance.
Contact us at 866.793.9933 for a hormone replacement consultation or email today to meet a physician and get started!