Are you experiencing low energy, anxiety, or unexplained weight gain? It could be your hormones! Hormones play a crucial role in overall health, but life changes can alter natural hormone levels, and negatively impact quality of life. Luckily, hormone replacement therapy can restore much needed balance. But are you a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy.
Hormone replacement therapy
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) refers to the use of medications that are designed to restore hormone balance. HRT is usually customized to meet the needs and symptoms of each patient, based on the results of a hormone analysis test. The hormone analysis will provide measurements for the main hormones, namely – estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone.
HRT may be carried out using synthetic or bio-identical hormones. Bio-identical hormones are often preferred, as they have a chemical structure that is similar to the hormones naturally produced by the body.
Are you a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy?
If you are a woman experiencing symptoms such as fatigue, mood swings, dry skin, decreased libido, and menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes, you may be a good candidate for HRT. HRT is also recommended for men experiencing symptoms such as erectile dysfunction, lack of energy, hair loss, and low libido. One of the main reasons men and women choose to undergo HRT, is to ease the discomfort of symptoms related to hormonal imbalance.
Patients considering HRT should discuss the pros and cons with their physician, and have a hormone analysis done.
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