You know that your reproductive hormones tend to fluctuate. Whether you are a man or a woman, this is a normal part of life. From your early teens until the age of 50, you expect there to be ups and downs. For women, the hormonal changes are most extreme, ebbing and flowing throughout the menstrual cycle. Pregnancy and menopause can really throw a woman for a loop. For men, reproductive hormones peak during their late teens and early twenties. They will gradually decrease until middle age.
Some lucky people seem to reach their later years without even noticing a change. If you are not so fortunate, you may feel like your world has been turned upside down by the changes that are going on inside your body. Hormone replacement therapy can help you to feel like yourself again.
What’s Going on with Your Hormones?
Your reproductive hormones, like progesterone, estrogen and testosterone, are responsible for more than your reproductive system. They maintain your metabolism, give you energy and help you to build strength. They regulate your moods and give you a healthy libido.
As you get older, your reproductive system will slowly shut down. Your hormone levels will drop. For some people, their bodies ease their way into this stage of life. For others, the changes are dramatic.
If your hormones have plummeted, it can make you feel like you are running out of steam. Your energy and strength may decrease. Your moods can be all over the place. Sexual drive takes a nosedive. Your metabolism may come to a halt, making you gain weight even though you haven’t changed any of your habits. Night sweats and hot flashes are common for women as well. It’s a challenging time in life. Hormone replacement therapy is intended to help you find balance in your system once again.
How Can Hormone Replacement Therapy Help You?
When you opt for hormone replacement therapy, our doctor will pinpoint decreasing hormone levels and prescribe a dosage of hormone replacement that is tailored to fit you. Our doctor can help you to decide which form of hormone replacement is the most effective for you.
Getting Started with Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone replacement therapy should only be started under a doctor’s supervision. Make an appointment at Nova Cosmetic Center in Orlando to be evaluated by Dr. Karlin. You can expect an examination, a discussion of your symptoms and a blood test. If your hormones are the culprit, our doctor will prescribe the form of hormone replacement therapy that is most practical for you. With consistent treatment, your symptoms will improve. You can get your energy and strength back. Balance out your moods, maintain a healthy metabolism and find your libido once again. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to learn more.