Benefits of Hormone Therapy in Men and Women
While it may not fit in your stocking, you can give yourself one gift this holiday season that will last long past the time you take down the tree and put away the decorations… the gift of health.
As you age, your body is less able to produce the hormones you need to keep all your systems functioning efficiently. But age isn’t destiny. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) was designed to keep your hormones at healthy levels―and you in peak form.
Hormones control most of your major bodily functions, from feelings of hunger to your wake/sleep cycle to your metabolism and mood. Some of the main hormones that keep you functioning at your best include estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, and testosterone.
Dr. Kenneth Orbeck, a BodyLogicMD affiliated physician in Greenville, SC, credits testosterone for making a material difference in his patients’ lives, both men and women. He explains that testosterone “directly affects overall wellbeing, emotional volatility, and mental and physical energy levels, as well as vigor,” and notes that “deficiencies in testosterone production often result in a decline of concentration and memory, and this directly affects bone mass, as well as muscle volume and tensile strength.”
Testosterone is one of the many hormones that act like messengers that deliver orders to your cells, telling them what to do. Your health depends on all your hormones functioning in concert, like a symphony in your body―that is, in perfect harmony. If one hormone is off-key, it throws off your body’s performance.
How Can You Tell If You Have a Hormone Deficiency?
If your hormones are out of balance, you will experience physical, emotional, or mental effects―or a combination depending on which hormones are deficient. Whether you’re a man or woman, you may become aware of the following common symptoms:
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Inability to focus
- Poor memory
- Low stamina
- Loss of bone density
- Low immunity
- Loss of skin elasticity
- Joint pain
- Hair loss
Dr. Orbeck explains that “testosterone is foundational to hormonal optimization and it has positive effects on almost every organ system in the body.” He adds that “testosterone is proven to affect lean body mass, and low levels are often associated with increased body fat, particularly around breasts, hips, and abdomen” and that “testosterone replacement therapy is the cornerstone of my treatment protocols for optimizing health, vitality, and longevity.”
Great Things Come in Small Packages
During the holidays, you probably have enough to do and then some. But BHRT pellet therapy, the most favored method of receiving BHRT, only takes about 15 minutes in the office, and once it’s in place, you don’t need to think about it again for the next three to four months. You’ll have one less thing to think about―and you’ll start the New Year off happy and healthy.
No gift can exceed that of health in value, and by bringing your hormones into perfect harmony, that’s what BHRT gives you. A BodyLogicMD physician who has extensive training in bioidentical hormones will do the testing needed to fully assess the state of your hormones and develop a customized plan to address your specific needs.
It could be the best gift you get this year.