As you age, your body produces fewer hormones and eventually stops making certain ones. While these hormones might have caused acne and anxiety as a teenager, they have actually helped you throughout life.
Certain hormones help you bounce back from stress placed on your body while offering specific benefits to your overall health. Without these hormones, it’s hard to feel and look as good as you want to. Some people are turning to hormone therapy to help.
Hormone replacement therapy uses a variety of medications and treatments to maintain hormone levels and keep you going, so you don’t have to feel held back by your body.
Check out these three ways hormone therapy could help you.
#1) Assist with Weight Loss
Weight gain and hormone levels are closely related. As you age, your body starts to lose muscle mass, which means your metabolism slows down and your body starts to convert more food into fat. The slower metabolism is further affected by lower estrogen levels, a hormone which controls body weight. As these hormones decrease, weight gain increases.
Plus, hormone imbalances can lead to lower energy levels, hurting any motivation to get up, move around, and work out. Weight gain caused by hormones isn’t just correlated to aging. Hormone imbalances can negatively affect young people as well.
This is where hormone therapy comes in. By increasing hormones like estrogen and seeing which hormones you need, we can help you slow the weight gain process and increase your energy levels to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
#2) Reduce Menopause Symptoms
Many women start hormone therapy as they enter menopause as a way to reduce or relieve their symptoms.
Hormone therapy has been proven to help symptoms like hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and night sweats. While hormone therapy can reduce annoying symptoms like these, it can also help with more severe symptoms.
For example, reducing menopause-include bone loss can also reduce the chances that a woman develops osteoporosis as she ages.
#3) Improve Mood and Sense of Well-Being
Hormone therapy doesn’t just improve your physical symptoms, it can also help you mentally.
Hormone imbalances affect each person differently. Some people might be more tired and irritable, while others can experience severe depression symptoms. While hormone therapy isn’t a cure-all for mental health, many people report having an improved mood and better sense of well-being during and after treatment.
This goes to show how much your hormones can impact your life. If a hormone imbalance makes you feel depressed, you are more likely to be sluggish and not want to work out. This can cause weight gain and increase insecurities and depression. Your bodily systems are connected through the chemicals and hormones flowing through you.
See If Hormone Therapy Is Right For You
Everyone has their own hormone needs and balances. Talk to a specialist if you are having a hard time losing weight or feel like menopause has pushed your hormones to unhealthy levels. Matrix Hormones, our sister company, might be able to help you.
Matrix Hormones treats hormone imbalances and deficiencies related to sex hormones (testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, etc.), erectile dysfunction, thyroid, adrenals, autoimmune issues, nutritional deficiencies, weight loss, and more.
To get you started, Matrix Hormones is waiving all startup and doctor fees for new patients. To make an appointment, call 813-833-5762 or email Ken Marple at firstname.lastname@example.org.