Hormone imbalances are a nearly unavoidable part of getting older. When your hormones are out of whack, you may experience a range of unwanted side effects — including brain fog, joint aches and sleep disturbances — that impair your health, mood and quality of life.
Hormone replacement therapy with Dr. Lynne Ahn can level out your hormones and help you feel happy and healthy. Read on as she reveals signs that you could benefit from hormone replacement therapy.
You experience moderate to severe symptoms of menopause
Menopause causes a woman’s estrogen and progesterone levels to drop, which can cause hot flashes, mood swings, pain during intercourse and other symptoms to varying degrees.
Depending on the severity of your menopause symptoms, hormone replacement therapy could give you much-needed relief from physical or psychological discomfort. If severe menopause symptoms are interfering with your work, social life or day-to-day routine, consider discussing hormone replacement therapy with Dr. Ahn.
You cannot get the restful sleep your body needs
Hormones regulate our sleep patterns, and if your hormone levels are interrupted, you may find it difficult to fall or stay asleep. Restoring normal or near-to-normal hormone levels can improve insomnia, night sweats and the brain fog or lack of mental clarity that results from inadequate sleep.
Your libido has dropped
There is a direct correlation between your hormones and libido. Low levels of testosterone in men and estrogen or progesterone in women can lead to low libido or interest in sex. Men may also experience difficulty getting or sustaining an erection. By balancing out your hormones with hormone replacement therapy, you can reclaim a healthy, satisfying sex life.
You experience frequent, severe changes in mood
Everyone experiences occasional bouts of moodiness. But if you have noticed you regularly have severe changes in mood and, as a result, feel anxious or depressed, it could be linked to fluctuating hormone levels. With hormone replacement therapy, you can get off the emotional rollercoaster and enjoy a more stable state of mind.
Find the Product and Delivery Method That Works for You
Everyone’s hormone replacement therapy needs are unique, and you need a combination that reflects your unique goals. Furthermore, hormones can be administered several different ways, including through topical creams, transdermal patches, injectables or pellets. It is important to test your levels and determine the hormone replacements that are right for you.
Dr. Ahn will evaluate your hormone levels and discuss your medical history to confirm whether hormone replacement therapy is a suitable option. If so, she will help you find the product and delivery method that works for you and your lifestyle.
To speak with Dr. Ahn about hormone replacement therapy, please call or email our office today.