Unfortunately, our natural hormone levels decline as we age. You may know this as menopause in women and andropause in men.
Although this naturally occurs in everyone, eventually, it is anything but ‘normal’ to the active adult who suddenly develops concerning symptoms, including:
- Weight gain
- Loss of muscle
- Decreased libido
- Thinning hair
- Insomnia, either as the inability to fall asleep or inability to stay asleep
- Mood changes and irritability
- Brain fog
- Bone loss
- Hot flashes
- Aging skin
These symptoms can be disconcerting and disruptive; even to the point of deteriorating your quality of life; it’s not just in your head!
Sometimes people suffer from low or unbalanced hormones even before menopause or andropause.
Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), sometimes known as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), helps restore hormones to optimal levels and relieve these troublesome symptoms.