We go through some serious changes as we age. Going to bed earlier, body parts randomly beginning to ache and finding interest in things we didn’t before are just a few of them. If your body is undergoing hormonal deficiencies, don’t feel singled out. Many other women are also undergoing the same thing. Uptown Medical Wellness & Anti-Aging Center has the answers you’ve been looking for with our Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.
Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you suffer from any of the symptoms described above. We have all-natural options to return your estrogen, progesterone and testosterone to their natural levels.
Hormones: A Woman’s Armor
Functions within your body, ranging from metabolism, growth and child reproduction, are controlled by hormones. Women’s hormones, for example, are crucial elements of their health, well-being and sexuality. While most of us feel that these issues are a normal part of our changing bodies as we age, they don’t have to be.
Informing yourself with the correct knowledge will prepare you for the proper treatment. Having a good understanding of what and how hormones affect our bodies is important when trying new therapies. In women, hormonal imbalances are nothing new, but if you’re able to spot the signs of a deficiency, you’ll be better equipped to deal with natural declines.
As hormone levels start decreasing when we age, they prove to be major factors in the process of aging. The health benefits of bioidentical hormones are tremendous when restoring the most important of hormones in women.
Testosterone: For Women Also
Testosterone is mostly attributed to men, but it so happens that it is also found in small amounts in women. For example, women who have declining levels of testosterone show decreases in sexual desire. Some controlled studies have found that by slightly increasing testosterone levels in women, they undergo a restored sexual drive and an increase in sexual fantasies. The results of one study even showed that testosterone therapy helped women improve their sexual function and mood.
Further proof of the benefits of increasing testosterone in small levels was uncovered in 2000 when the New England Journal of Medicine released a study on the importance of testosterone in women. The study collected data on the effects of transdermal patches of testosterone in 75 women aged 30 to 56 who’d undergone the removal of both ovaries (which decreases levels of testosterone).
In the weeks that followed, the subjects were given placebos with different levels of testosterone. Those with the highest dosage of testosterone experienced increased levels in their mood, well-being and sexual function.
What are Bioidentical Hormones?
Bioidentical hormones are plant-based, natural hormones just like the ones found in our bodies. Everyone has a unique hormone “blueprint” and, through therapy, levels can be adjusted to match everyone’s particular need. Most synthetic hormone therapies are a one-size-fits-all match. Below are a few of the hormones that decrease as we age:
- Estrogen: Crucial in protecting against stroke, osteoporosis, heart disease, memory loss disorders and hot flashes associated with menopause. Estrogen deficiencies also contribute to wrinkle formation, low energy, depression, mood swings and insomnia. Overall, having normal levels of estrogen will help you fight symptoms that countless women deal with on a daily basis. Bioidentical hormone therapy helps in that regard.
- Testosterone: Energy, strength, decreased amounts of fat, endurance and fitness tolerance are some of the contributing factors of testosterone. It’s no surprise that it also helps fight off obesity while enhancing the well-being of your body. Levels of testosterone usually decline around the age of forty in both sexes. The most common sign that you might be suffering from low testosterone levels is experiencing fatigue. Supplementation is recommended as a treatment.
- Cortisol: Depression and fatigue are signs of low cortisol levels. This hormone is also responsible for helping the body handle stress. Sometimes, we assume life’s choices or situations are the causes of stress without realizing how cortisol can affect the symptoms of depression.
- DHEA: Recent findings have shown that DHEA could help as an anti-stress hormone by reversing stress on the immune system. DHEA also restores sexual desires and lowers body fat levels.
- Progesterone: Supplementation after menopause can protect against osteoporosis, ovarian cysts and, in some cases, breast cancer.
The Bioidentical Hormone Therapy service we provide at Uptown Medical Wellness & Anti-Aging Center is individualized and has several health benefits.
Say Goodbye to Hormone Issues
Everyone (especially women) experiences different changes in their body as they age. While there are many approaches to treating the symptoms mentioned above, we’ll work with you to find the best option that fits your needs. Whether you’re lacking energy or stamina, or are experiencing higher levels of stress, visit us at our McAllen office or call 956.627.4056 to set up your first appointment.