As we grow and age, we become more aware of the role hormones play in our development, moods, and wellbeing. Throughout puberty, it is readily apparent what effect hormones have on our moods and behavior as we move through spurts of growth and surges in the presence of hormones in our bodies.
As we approach middle age, the tide turns, and the hormone levels begin to dip, and this is notable for its marked differences as well, both in mood and physical sensations. It is clear that hormones can play havoc with us when their levels are not maintained.
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Whether your hormonal imbalance is caused by the issues listed above or reactions to medication, situational stress, your body needs some way to restore the imbalance to keep you from suffering from complications like endometriosis, fibromyalgia, migraines, or fatigue and depression.
Luckily there are treatment options available that can help to restore your body to its original balance.
After administering blood tests and giving you a complete exam to determine the exact problems, it is possible for medical teams to create a Hormone Replacement Therapy(HRT) protocol to suit the needs of your body in particular.
The hormones used in bioidentical hormone replacement therapy are artificial but identical in molecular structure to the natural hormones like estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone that regulate so many of your body’s processes.
The treatment can come in many forms. Whereas old HRT used to exclusively be injections, modern therapies can include creams, patches, gels, as well as pills.
It is no longer necessary to suffer the serious side effects of hormonal imbalances. Not only can HRT alleviate existing symptoms of imbalances, but it can also help prevent problems like osteoporosis, cataracts, and diabetes. It only makes sense to pursue therapeutic options that can restore the natural balance your body needs to have a healthy, long life.