A decrease in sex hormone levels is a normal part of the aging process. Unfortunately, these hormonal changes usually come with a variety of symptoms that may affect your daily routine, as well as your overall health and wellness.
To restore hormone balance and help you feel more like your usual self, our chiropractor and nurse practitioner, Dr. Trace Alexander, here at Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine offers hormone replacement therapy.
Like many people, you may have mixed feelings about hormone replacement therapy. But restoring hormone balance may benefit your physical, emotional, and mental well-being.
Here are some of the benefits of hormone replacement therapy:
1. Alleviates hot flashes and night sweats
More than two-thirds of women report experiencing hot flashes in the years leading up to menopause. Hot flashes cause a sudden and unexpected feeling of warmth in the upper body that may include flushing and sweating.
Night sweats are hot flashes that happen while you sleep. Your night sweats may wake you up and make it harder for you to fall back asleep. It’s not uncommon for women to experience hot flashes and night sweats for years.
Hot flashes aren’t as common in men. However, they may occur in men undergoing androgen deprivation therapy for prostate cancer.
Hormone replacement therapy is one of the most effective treatments for alleviating hot flashes and night sweats.
2. Restores your sex drive
A low libido is one of the most common symptoms men and women experience as their sex hormone levels decline. Your lack of desire may place additional stress and strain on your intimate relationship.
Hormone replacement therapy otpimizes your hormone levels and restores your sex drive. We customize your therapy to match your specific hormonal needs so you get the most benefits.
We also use bioidentical hormones, which are plant-based chemicals modified to have the same structure and function as the hormones naturally made by your body.
3. Supports your weight-loss efforts
Midlife weight gain is common. Like many, you may find it harder to lose those extra pounds as you get older.
You may be struggling with weight loss because of your hormonal changes, which may cause a decrease in muscle mass and increase in body fat. These body composition changes may lower your metabolism, making it harder for you to lose weight.
Though there are many factors that affect weight loss, hormone replacement therapy may make it easier for you to reach your weight goals.
4. Boosts your mood
Hormones direct many body functions, including your mood. Mood swings and depression are common signs of a hormone imbalance. Hormone replacement therapy may boost your mood and energy and alleviate your depression symptoms.
5. Improves bone health
Your bones are under constant construction, with new bone cells continuously replacing old bone cells. Estrogen and testosterone play an important role in your bone renewal process.
When your sex hormone levels decrease, your body may not be able to produce enough new bone cells to keep up with bone loss. These changes in bone cell production increases your risk of bone fractures and osteoporosis. Hormone replacement therapy may improve bone health and reduce your risk of developing osteoporosis.
Though hormone replacement therapy offers many benefits, it may not be the best treatment for those with a history of breast cancer, endometrial cancer, blood clots, or stroke. When you come in for a consultation, Dr. Alexander conducts a comprehensive evaluation to determine the best treatment for you.
To learn more about hormone replacement therapy and how it may benefit you, call one of our offices in Plano or Addison, Texas, or click the online booking button to schedule your consultation today.