The aging process can take a toll on both men and women. If you have reached your middle-age years, you’ve likely started to feel the effects of this phase of life. You may be dealing with fatigue, insomnia, and fluctuations in your mood that you did not have when you were younger. At times, these physical and emotional changes can be so severe that they inhibit your ability to enjoy your everyday life. For some, the symptoms are connected to a decrease in the production of hormones. Hormone replacement therapy may be the answer for you.
The first and most common reason why women seek hormone replacement therapy is to address symptoms of menopause. These symptoms can include things like hot flashes, irritability, low libido, sweats at night, and insomnia. These changes happen because your body is attempting to react to a fluctuation in hormone production. For many women, hormone replacement therapy is able to help them make it through this phase of life without all of the unwanted symptoms.
A second reason why both men and women will turn to hormone replacement therapy is to counteract the effects of certain types of surgery. Women may have hormone replacement treatments following a hysterectomy. Men may do the same following procedures to remove the prostate or testicles.
The third reason for hormone replacement therapy is to counteract illness. Certain hormones, such as those produced by the thyroid, are essential in every part of the body. When the pituitary gland produces or under-produces thyroid hormones, the effects can be devastating. It can lead to fluctuations in weight, skin irritation, protruding eyes, and much more. Hormone replacement therapy can help by restoring your body’s balance to what it was when your thyroid, or in the case of human growth hormone, your pituitary gland, was working properly.
The fourth reason for hormone replacement therapy is to be able to live life. What we mean by this is that when your hormones are out of whack, the symptoms you face can be debilitating. Hormone replacement therapy can be used to address this.
The beautiful thing about hormone replacement therapy is how effective it can be. You can learn more during a consultation with us at Potomac Rejuvenation Center. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at our office in Washington, DC!