There are some hormones, particularly the ones that affect reproduction, that reduce as you age. You may thus require Houston anti-aging services, such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. This therapy can help restore your hormones to healthy levels.
Bioidentical hormones come from plants and are produced into pills, pellets, creams, or gels in the lab. They work as the hormones produced naturally in your body.
Because of the critical role reproductive hormones play, even a small imbalance can cause severe cell and body changes. You risk developing specific symptoms when the estrogen, progesterone, or testosterone level is inadequate. These signs and symptoms often become more evident when women are in menopause, and men are in andropause.
Below are the normal symptoms that appear due to low hormone levels and can be improved using bioidentical hormones.
- Sleeping problems
Hormones that mainly affect reproduction also play an essential role in regulating the circadian rhythm and neural oscillations. Moreover, during menopause, you will experience symptoms like hot flashes that can impact sleep quality.
A hot flash is the sudden feeling of intense warmth on your skin and sweating. Night sweats often affect the chest, face, and neck.
Also, remember you need quality sleep to maintain a healthy hormone production process. The Sleep Foundation recommends that an adult aged between 18 to 64 should have a deep sleep lasting 6 to 9 hours.
The decline in sex hormones will likely cause effects such as a lack of adequate sleep. Because you do not sleep for recommended hours, your body does not have enough time to rest and recover.
As a result, you will not feel energized in the morning and will likely feel tired most of the day. The tiredness associated with menopause and andropause can also result from slowed-down body processes, such as metabolism.
Metabolism is a chemical reaction inside your cells that derives energy from consumed food and drinks. Since the rate of metabolism is reduced, that causes the production and release of low energy levels. You will feel tired without sufficient energy to power the processes of your organs and tissues.
- Sexual problems
Because estrogen is too little during menopause, getting aroused will require much effort. That is because you do not highly respond to sexual touching and stroking. Furthermore, because your vaginal walls take longer to moisten, it will lead to painful sex. Also, you can lose the natural desire for sex.
Andropause will lead to your partner having less energy, low libido, and difficulty getting and sustaining strong erections. For that reason, it is not easy to achieve pleasurable sex.
- Weight gain
During menopause, there is a higher chance of gaining additional weight, especially around your abdomen. Menopausal belly fat comes from a decline in estrogen production and muscle tissue loss due to aging.
You can lose belly fat by undergoing bioidentical hormone therapy and leading a healthy lifestyle. For instance, you need to perform aerobic exercises and eat healthily daily.
Contact Reveal Med Spa today to book an appointment with an anti-aging health specialist and learn more about the services offered.