Anti-Aging

Hormone Replacement Therapy: What is it and what are the benefits?

Are you experiencing any symptoms of hormone imbalance, such as extreme drowsiness, vaginal problems, night sweats or frequent headaches? This list is not exhaustive, but if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should consider Hormone Replacement Therapy. Hormones help to coordinate nearly all of your body’s functions and are exceedingly essential to keep your body running smoothly. As women age and go through menopause, their ovaries produce fewer hormones and men’s bodies produce lower levels of testosterone. This decrease in the production of hormones causes various hormonal symptoms in women going through menopause such as hot flashes, sweats, and vaginal dryness. Women who experience menopause early on run a higher risk of getting diseases or different forms of mental health disorders. As men go through hormone changes, they experience different symptoms such as mood swings and lack of energy. 

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a treatment that supplements the body with these hormones. There are two basic types of hormone replacement therapy: systemic hormone therapy and low-dose vaginal products. The former contains a higher dose of estrogen that is absorbed throughout the body, and usually comes as a pill, skin patch, ring, gel, cream, or spray. The latter typically comes as a cream, tablet, or ring form, and aims to minimize the amount of estrogen that is absorbed by the body. Although there are both risks and benefits to hormone replacement therapy, we’ll discuss the benefits and why HRT might be for you.

10 benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy

1. It helps relieve hot flashes and night sweats

When women go through menopause, their body produces fewer hormones and causes several new symptoms–one of them being hot flashes. During hot flashes, you might feel a sense of heat around your chest, face, or head. You might also experience redness all over your body and/or excessive sweating. Hormone replacement therapy can help with replacing estrogen that the body stops producing during menopause. This is an effective treatment that can help ease hot flashes and helps to dismiss night sweats.

 

2. It helps you improve your sleeping habits

Changes in hormones can deeply affect sleeping habits and it can be challenging to try to fall asleep, and stay asleep. With bad sleeping habits, you could feel more drowsy throughout the day. Estrogen is known to improve the quality of sleep because it helps to keep your body temperature low. Hormone replacement therapy can help form better sleep patterns and can help keep you more energized throughout the day.

 

3. It eases vaginal dryness

One of the symptoms women go through as a result of decreasing estrogen levels is vaginal dryness. Vaginal dryness can cause severe discomfort and can be painful during sexual intercourse. It can also cause burning, redness, and itching. HRT can help to ease this discomfort and treat vaginal itchiness, and can also be a very effective way to help alleviate painful sex.

 

4. It strengthens your bones and helps prevent fractures

Another severe symptom of menopause is bone loss and thinning. Osteoporosis is a condition that occurs when the bones in one’s body start to become weak and thin. With osteoporosis, many people do not have symptoms and aren’t aware they have it until they fracture a bone. Hormone Replacement therapy can come in different forms in order to treat osteoporosis, help strengthen bones, and prevent fractures.

 

5. It will improve your mental well-being

Along with hot flashes and sweats during menopause, women can also experience symptoms of mental illnesses such as depression. Depression can include feelings of anxiety, lack of energy, and angry outbursts. As your body produces less estrogen during menopause, it has an enormous effect on your emotions. These hormones have negative impacts on different parts of your body which in turn influences your mental health. Hormone Replacement therapy can help boost your mood and improve your overall mental health and well-being.

 

6. It can help with fatigue and drowsiness

Low hormone levels cause you to feel more tired and fatigued and has a significant impact on your energy levels. Chronic fatigue can be caused by many things, although it’s one of the more common symptoms of hormone imbalance. If you’re experiencing fatigue, HRT is a great option to help treat this by finding a balance of hormones. Hormone replacement therapy can help to restore energy that was lost due to hormone imbalance.

 

7. It can help treat painful menstrual cycles

Menstrual cramps during menstruation can cause a feeling of pain in your lower stomach or lower back. These cramps are caused by high levels of hormones during a woman’s menstrual cycle. Hormone replacement therapy is an effective way to help treat painful and irregular menstrual cycles. As a result of hormone replacement therapy, menstrual flows during your cycle can become lighter and shorter.

 

8. It strengthens your immune system

The immune system plays a significant role in your body by protecting it from infections, diseases, and bacteria. A strong immune system is vital to fight off antigens from entering the body. During menopause, the estrogen in your body starts to decrease and your immune system starts to weaken. One of HRT’s benefits is that it helps to strengthen your immune system. With the help of hormone therapy, your immune response can be improved, and your body can continue to protect itself.

 

9. It can improve memory and concentration

Estrogen is an important factor in brain function and memory. Loss of estrogen during menopause can make it difficult to concentrate and can cause severe memory loss. Another benefit of hormone replacement therapy is that it can help improve memory and concentration because of its impact on the brain. Improvement in memory is important for an individual’s overall health and well-being and helps improve their gratification in life.

 

10.  It can treat metabolic syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is a collection of various conditions that occur together, which increases your risk of stroke, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes. The symptoms of metabolic syndrome include high levels of blood sugar, blood pressure, weight gain, and abnormal cholesterol or triglyceride levels. As you start to age, the chances of you having metabolic syndrome are higher. Additionally, women that have metabolic syndrome are at a greater risk for cardiovascular disease. Hormone Replacement Therapy can help to treat the compound effects of metabolic syndrome and decrease the risk of cardiovascular events.

To wrap up, if you’re facing an imbalance of hormones or other bodily changes, you might want to consider hormone replacement therapy. This form of treatment can benefit your body and relieve you from discomforting symptoms that you’re experiencing due to the loss of hormones. It can be used to treat many common symptoms that both men and women experience including fatigue, sleep habits, and your overall mental health.

How LifeGaines can help you

At LifeGaines Medical and Aesthetics, we utilize several approaches that allow our patients to receive a unique hormone replacement therapy experience based on their individual blood tests. The LifeGaines team has helped patients successfully reach their health goals and treat symptoms of hormone deficiency through HGH Therapy, Bio-identical HT for Women, Testosterone Therapy for Men, and Sermorelin Alternatives to HGH.

Schedule for a free consultation at (561) 931-2430, email [email protected], or go to www.lifegaines.com for more information. LifeGaines is located at 3785 N Federal Highway Suite #150, Boca Raton, FL 33431.

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