Is Hormone Replacement Therapy Right for You?

Your hormones make a big difference in your day-to-day life. Remember how impactful hormonal changes were during your teen years as you went through puberty? Even in adulthood, hormone imbalances can seriously disturb your physical and mental health and wellness.

With age, decreasing hormone levels in both men and women can make you susceptible to fatigue, weight gain, hot flashes, and more. At Performance Spine & Sports Medicine, with six facilities in three states, our functional medicine experts offer a full range of customized hormone therapy services. With hormone replacement therapy (HRT), you can rebalance your whole body, reduce fatigue, and even improve your mental health.

Damaging effects of hormone imbalance

If you’re noticing changes around your energy levels, metabolism, weight, appetite, mood, or sex drive, you could be suffering from a hormone imbalance. Hormone imbalances can make it hard to stay active, and can leave you feeling fatigued, too hot, or just generally uncomfortable all the time.

Hormonal imbalances can occur in both men and women at any age. However, most hormone imbalances occur naturally, as part of the aging process. Men are known to typically produce less testosterone with age. Testosterone levels start to decline when you’re in your 30s, potentially leading to a hormone imbalance and distressing symptoms in your later decades of life.

Women undergo significant hormonal changes during the years of menopause surrounding the cessation of menstrual periods. You might end up with low levels of the reproductive hormones estrogen and progesterone post-menopause. Women’s hormonal imbalance symptoms during and after menopause can often be eased with HRT.

How HRT can help

At Performance Pain & Sports Medicine, our anti-aging specialists provide HRT with bioidentical hormones, restoring your natural balance and vitality. Bioidentical hormones are similar to those naturally produced by your body.

When you come in for a hormone consultation, your provider discusses your symptoms with you. With a simple blood test, we can learn more about your hormone levels and recommend effective hormone replacement therapy options. We also review your medical and family history, checking for other potential underlying health conditions.

You can try custom-compounded hormones delivered in pills, creams, lotions, and gels. Once you’ve got a steady stream of replacement hormones in your bloodstream, the symptoms of your hormone imbalance start to subside. It might take time to determine the exact right custom hormone therapy regimen for you.

Get in touch with us at Performance Pain & Sports Medicine this spring to learn more about your hormone therapy options. You can schedule an appointment by calling our office most convenient to you or requesting an appointment online today.

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