If you find yourself listless and lethargic all the time, and simply don’t feel like yourself, its best to visit your doctor, because your hormones could be to blame. Hormone levels decline with age, often leading to a range of unwanted physical changes, but hormone replacement therapy can relieve these symptoms. But how does hormone replacement therapy work.
What is hormone replacement therapy (HRT?)
Hormone replacement therapy is a treatment option for restoring optimal hormone levels in the body, by replacing hormones that are in decline. This typically involves the hormones estrogen and progesterone for women, and testosterone for men.
Declining estrogen levels during menopause can trigger a variety of negative symptoms such as hot flashes, frequent urination, and vaginal dryness. Men experiencing symptoms such as erectile dysfunction, muscle loss, lack of energy, and low libido, are often suffering from low testosterone levels. HRT can resolve these symptoms.
How does HRT work?
Hormone replacement therapy works by replacing hormones the body can no longer produce on its own. HRT restores hormones to their natural balance. This is done by implementing a customized treatment plan based on an evaluation of the client’s hormone levels, and their goals for treatment. Each patient therefore gets a specific dosage of hormones based on their unique needs. Hormones are typically administered via injections, gels, or patches.
It usually takes a few weeks before patients feel the benefits of HRT, as the body takes time to adjust.
Are you ready to regain your energy and improve your health with HRT? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the greater Nashville area, Life at Cool Springs, Franklin, TN is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.lifecoolsprings.com, or by calling (615) 502-4198.