Why Would I Need Hormone Replacement Therapy?

You consider yourself pretty self-reliant. You work out. You eat healthy foods. You thought aging would be a cinch. But you’ve hit a few roadblocks.

As we get older, our bodies slow down their production of key hormones that keep us feeling and looking healthy. That’s why the professionals at Modern Wellness Clinic in Las Vegas, Nevada, recommend hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for both women and men who suffer from the symptoms of unbalanced hormones.

Is HRT the right solution for you? Here are a few clues that it might be.

You can’t lose weight anymore

If you’ve started to pack on layers of fat, and you haven’t been adding muscle either, you may be low in testosterone (T), estrogen, or another key hormone. No matter how much you exercise or how severely you restrict your calories, if your hormones are out of balance, you won’t be able to lose the fat.

Unbalanced hormones also prevent you from building new muscle cells. If you go on a diet, you’re more likely to lose muscle mass instead of fat. Ironically, less muscle mass slows down your metabolism, leading to even more fat gain.

Once your hormones are normalized with HRT, you’re able to pack on more muscle and lose the fat. Greater muscle mass also speeds up your metabolism.

You’ve lost interest in sex

Both women and men experience a loss of libido as their hormone levels plummet. You might not even be able to fantasize about sex anymore, never mind actually engage in the act.

Men who suffer from low T might also have trouble achieving and keeping an erection long enough to complete an act of sexual intercourse, a condition known as erectile dysfunction (ED). When men suffer from ED, they may also lose confidence in their ability to perform sexually, dampening their libido even more.

Women who have low levels of estrogen and T might experience a dry, itchy vagina and vulva that makes sex unappealing. They may not produce enough or any lubrication during sexual intercourse, which can be extremely painful.

After HRT, your sexual organs begin to function healthily again. Men are able to have erections. Women’s vaginas become more lubricated. Both sexes experience an increase in libido.

You feel depressed or angry

Depression isn’t just an emotional state, it can have physical causes, too. As your hormones are depleted, you may not feel like yourself anymore. The lack of physical energy translates into a lack of emotional energy. Men who are depressed often become irritable and even angry.

If you’ve started to feel like life is harder than it used to be, you may be operating with hormonal deficiencies. In addition to T and estrogen, you could be producing insufficient levels of thyroid hormone. Our professionals test all of your hormones, to identify which need to be adjusted.

It’s hard to concentrate

Hormones influence just about every organ and system in your body, including your brain. When your hormones are out of balance, or if you’re not producing enough thyroid hormone, you may start having cognitive difficulties.

“Senior” moments are often caused by unbalanced hormones, too. You don’t have to live with decreased mental function; HRT can help you get back up to speed.

Your bones are brittle

If your doctor has told you that you have osteopenia or osteoporosis, or if you’ve recently suffered a fracture, you could benefit from HRT. Hormones like estrogen help preserve bone health in women. Testosterone does the same for men.

Your skin sags and your hair is falling out

While wrinkles and hair loss may not compromise your health, they can compromise your confidence. One of the benefits of HRT is that by restoring your hormones to more youthful levels, you restore your entire body, including your skin and hair.

Once your hormones achieve a more balanced state with HRT, you notice a range of benefits that affect both the way you feel and the way you look, including:

Don’t let a lack of hormones disrupt your life. Restore your hormones, your energy, and your self-esteem with HRT. Call or use the online form to contact our office to find out if HRT is right for you.

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