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How Hormone Therapy Can Help You Feel Better

How Hormone Therapy Can Help You Feel Better

It’s no secret that as we age, we experience physical and emotional changes. Many of these age-related differences stem from changes in our hormones. 

While most people think of women and menopause when it comes to hormones, men aren’t immune from the ups and downs caused by hormone imbalance. 

At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists, our specialists, John Huffman, MD, and Talal Ghazal, MD, provide innovative hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as part of our comprehensive line of age management treatments for patients at our Arlington, Virginia, offices. 

Hormone therapy is a minimally invasive treatment that uses hormones from natural plant or animal compounds to correct any imbalances or deficiencies in your natural hormone levels. They function just like your own hormones do and depending on your needs you can receive hormone therapy through pellets, pills, creams, or tablets. 

If you’re an older adult struggling with unpleasant symptoms, take a moment to learn how hormone replacement therapy can help you feel better. 

1. Help with menopause or andropause

During the years leading up to menopause (perimenopause) and into menopause, women’s reproductive hormones decline. This causes hormonal imbalances that can wreak havoc on your daily life by triggering a number of unpleasant symptoms, including:

Hormone replacement therapy helps restore balance to your hormone levels and stops these troubling symptoms. 

Although it’s not as widely discussed as menopause, men can experience a drop in testosterone around the same time women enter perimenopause and menopause. This condition, called andropause (sometimes referred to as “male menopause”) can lead to frustrating symptoms, including:

Hormone replacement therapy addresses these symptoms, restoring your quality of life. What’s more? Research indicates HRT offers many positive effects on men’s health.    

2. A better sex life

The changing hormone levels associated with aging can lead to a troubled sex life for both men and women. Your sex life can suffer for a number of reasons, including:

HRT restores your imbalanced hormones, helping you enjoy a healthy and pleasurable sex life well into old age.    

3. Stronger, healthier bones

Although it’s not talked about much, your hormones actually play an important role in helping you have strong and healthy bones. This is because your hormones are responsible for triggering cell renewal in your bones.

Cell renewal helps promote good bone density, so if you have imbalanced hormones, over time you can develop weaker bones and a condition called osteoporosis. Osteoporosis increases your risk of getting bone fractures. 

The good news is that HRT can slow and sometimes prevent bone loss by replacing the hormones your body needs to trigger the cell renewal process.  

4. A reduction in other age-related symptoms

Hormone replacement therapy can also help with many other age-related symptoms. When working optimally, you’ll notice significant benefits and improvements, including: 

At Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists, your provider evaluates your progress regularly to make sure your customized HRT delivers the benefits you need and that you’re responding well to the treatment. 

What about additional age-management treatments?

In addition to hormone therapy, based on your history, current symptoms, and goals, your provider at Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists may recommend additional age-management treatments, including the following options:

Regenerative medicine

Minimally invasive regenerative medicine uses natural growth factors, like stem cells and platelets, to promote the natural healing processes inside your body. These treatments not only alleviate your symptoms, but they can also reverse some conditions or help you avoid more invasive therapies, like surgery. 

IV therapy

As we age, our bodies are more vulnerable to vitamin, mineral, and nutrient deficiencies. IV therapy delivers the right mix of these elements directly into your bloodstream, helping you feel better while giving your immune system a boost. 

Ready to learn more about what hormone therapy can do for you? Contact Interventional Pain and Regenerative Medicine Specialists in Northern Virginia at 571-210-1813 or book an appointment online now. 

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