Most people know women go through a serious hormonal shift when they enter menopause. But the truth is that both men and women are at risk for age-related symptoms caused by hormonal imbalances, like problems with sleep, weight, joints, mood, libido, and more.
The providers at Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists in Arlington, Virginia, can help with our age management services. For some patients, safe and effective hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can ease many of their frustrating effects of aging.
Keep reading to learn more about how you can counteract the effects of aging with hormone replacement therapy.
Problems related to age-related hormone changes
Both men and women can suffer from hormonal imbalances that trigger frustrating symptoms as they age. For women, this is most often associated with the drop in estrogen triggered by menopause. And for men, andropause can lead to a significant decrease in testosterone.
Some of the most common symptoms affecting both men and women associated with hormonal imbalances include issues such as:
- Sleep disturbances
- Skin changes
- Sexual dysfunction and low libido
- Mental health concerns
- Weight gain
- Bone changes and arthritis
- Low energy / fatigue
- Aches and pains
When not treated, these symptoms may worsen. HRT helps restore your optimal hormonal balance and counteracts these and other troublesome effects of aging.
How HRT helps age-related symptoms
Since your provider at Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists first evaluates your current hormone levels, you receive a personalized HRT plan to restore balance to your body.
Depending on your needs and your body’s response to HRT, we can adjust your doses to ensure you get the maximum benefit. You can expect HRT to provide you with noticeable benefits and improvements, such as:
- Improved bone health
- Better mood
- No more brain fog
- More energy
- Healthier skin
- Improved sleep
- Reversal of hair loss
- Improved sexual function and libido
Many patients also notice that it’s easier to shed those extra pounds after starting HRT. And some people say the improved symptoms and energy help them feel younger than how they felt before beginning HRT.
HRT is safe and effective
You might have heard a rumor that hormone replacement therapy isn’t safe. This simply isn’t true. No evidence-based research study has found any evidence that hormone replacement therapy isn’t a safe option.
This rumor may have gotten started when a single analysis reported a possible correlation between HRT and an increased risk of heart disease and cancer. Yet scientists have discounted this since the subjects involved were in poor health before beginning HRT treatment.
At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists, your provider analyzes your health before prescribing any treatment. Our team uses only FDA-approved HRT, which uses hormones that mimic your natural hormones, making them easier to tolerate.
Our team uses lab tests and other key information to prescribe for you the right HRT doses to address the hormonal imbalances causing your specific symptoms. And if HRT isn’t right for you, our team has other therapies as part of our age management services, such as IV therapy and regenerative medicine.
Ready to counteract the frustrating effects of aging? Schedule an appointment online or over the phone with an age management specialist at Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists in Northern Virginia.