What are some signs of hormonal imbalance?
Your body produces all the hormones you need to thrive, but as the years pass, production naturally declines. This can cause a wide range of changes, some of which can be uncomfortable or disruptive to your daily routines.
Some of the signs of hormonal imbalance in men include:
- Loss of body hair
- Erectile dysfunction
- Low sex drive
- Gynecomastia (swollen breast tissue)
- Loss of muscle mass
Some of the signs of hormonal imbalance in women include:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Weight gain
- Brain fog
- Mood swings
If you notice these or other changes, hormone replacement therapy offers a solution.
What is hormone replacement therapy?
Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, uses top-quality synthetic hormones to replace a portion of the hormones your body is no longer producing at high levels. HRT seeks to restore optimal hormonal balance, which in turn relieves the symptoms of hormonal imbalance.
HRT is a highly personalized treatment. The process begins with lab testing to determine your current hormone production. This allows your provider to craft a customized supplementation program to meet your needs.
There are a number of ways to deliver supplemental hormones. Pills, creams, gels, and injections are available. Women can use vaginal rings or pessaries (dissolvable inserts) to receive additional hormones.
Another popular approach is pellet therapy. This option uses tiny pellets inserted just beneath the surface of your skin to release a slow and steady stream of supplemental hormones.
How long does it take for hormone replacement therapy to work?
It takes time for your body to adjust to supplemental hormones. Your therapy may need to be adjusted over time to achieve optimal results. Rest assured you have the full guidance and support of the Sure Success Wellness Center team as you navigate this process.
Your active participation is an important part of successful hormone replacement therapy. Pay close attention to the messages your body sends, communicate with your provider about the ways your HRT is helping, and discuss with them areas that still need improvement. Be patient as you move through the process of tailoring your therapy plan.
To learn more about the benefits of hormone replacement therapy, call Sure Success Wellness Center or book an appointment online today.