As you begin to age, starting at age 25 for women 30 for men, the hormones start to decrease. While this is a natural process, it can lead to many unwanted systems which can ultimately make getting older physically draining. When you think of draining, it can be symptoms such as decreased sex drive, depression and fatigue, brain fog, unexplainable weight gain despite exercising, and much more. Symptoms vary in both men and women; however, they are caused by the same thing, decreased hormones.
In women, these hormones can be estrogen, progesterone, and even testosterone. For women, if these hormones aren’t regulated, it can increase the risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, low libido, depression, insomnia, and brain fog, hot flashes, and menstrual irregularities.
In men, testosterone is naturally produced in the body to preserve sex drive, energy levels, mood, and muscle strength. However, if not regulated, can prove detrimental to a happy life.
So you may be wondering, what can I do to prevent this from happening to me?
Well, we have an answer. The answer is hormone replacement therapy (HRT). HRT serves as a way to regulate all hormones that could be causing the symptoms. That includes the thyroid as well. Many of the symptoms associated with deficiencies in testosterone, estrogen, or progesterone are often similar to those of hypothyroidism. It is necessary to correct delays in function in the thyroid as well, to make you more optimal.
Hormone therapy can treat: