As we get older, our bodies start to change on us. Whether that be with menopause, warning signs of low testosterone, or our hormones just getting out of whack, it may be time to consider hormone replacement therapy. Not sure you’re ready? Here are our top five signs you may want to consider hormone replacement therapy for a smoother transition into the next stage of your life.
You’re always tired.
Believe it or not, chronic fatigue is more than just a sign that you’re being overworked. Low testosterone and estrogen levels can often mess with our sleeping patterns, making us more tired during the day and unable to sleep at night. This vicious cycle of insomnia and exhaustion during the day can easily be fixed with the right balance of sexual hormones.
You’re not as strong as you used to be.
As we get older and our bodies produce less testosterone, our muscles and bones start to get a little weaker. This means you may not feel as strong as you used to be and it may be harder to maintain the muscle mass you easily put on when you were younger. Fight your newfound weakness with the help of hormone replacement therapy.
Your sexual drive and sexual function aren’t like they used to be.
It may be a little embarrassing to talk to your doctor about your libido, but you’re absolutely not the only one. Lower levels of our sexual hormones means a lower sex drive, less sexual pleasure during the act, and the possibility that you won’t be able to perform as easily as before. It’s very normal for men and women as they get older, but it doesn’t have to be permanent. Hormone replacement therapy can restore your sexual function in a pinch.
You’re starting to gain weight.
In addition to your body not being able to put on muscle mass like it used to, you started to notice you’re gaining weight in areas you normally wouldn’t. This, again, is very normal and to be expected with a sudden drop in hormone levels. It’s simply your body’s way of trying to regulate its processes. Get back to your normal size with hormone replacement therapy and possible nutrition coaching.
You’re getting major mood swings.
Believe it or not, women going through menopause aren’t the only ones that have trouble with mood swings. Men experiencing low levels of testosterone have an equally hard time managing their emotions during these hormonal changes. In addition to mood swings, patients often tell us they’ve started feeling more anxiety, depression and less motivation to do the things they typically enjoy. Simple hormone replacement therapy can help you feeling 100 percent again.
If you’re interested in learning more about how you can get started with hormone replacement therapy, contact us to schedule your one-on-one consultation today. In light of recent events, we are also happy to offer virtual wellness consultations, so you can get your questions answered in the comfort and safety of your very own home.