Most women and men will feel the symptoms and effects of declining hormones. Women will naturally start to lose their hormones as early as their late 20s and early 30s. These hormones will decline until menopause begins around age 52. When menopause begins, many women will start to experience symptoms, such as hot flashes and night sweats. Factors such as stress, lack of proper nutrition, poor sleeping habits, smoking, lack of exercise, and excessive alcohol intake can cause hormones to decline even while a woman is still relatively young.
Pre-menopause is when women experience symptoms that are associated with the decline of the female hormones, especially progesterone, and can feel angry towards kids or their significant other. If menopause is treated at this stage, life can become more enjoyable again.
Men can suffer from hormonal imbalances just as women do. Testosterone levels steadily decline in men as they hit the age of 30. This phase is called andropause, or male menopause since the process and symptoms are similar to women’s menopause.
Treating Menopause and Andropause
While the symptoms of menopause and andropause can lower one’s quality of life, there is a solution. Hormone replacement therapy has helped many women and men decrease or get rid of their symptoms for menopause and andropause. Hormone replacement therapy is a procedure that replaces hormones with hormones that are identical on a molecular level. In this way, hormone levels can come back to a normal range and symptoms for both men and women can be alleviated.
The Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy
There are several benefits to undergoing hormone therapy. The benefits include the following:
⦁ Healthier moods: When sex hormones become balanced, healthier moods can be experienced. Sex hormones affect brain chemistry in both men and women by promoting neurotransmitters that send signals of calmness and contentment.
⦁ Regulated body temperature: When hormones are able to signal the hypothalamus in a balanced way, the body temperature is regulated properly. When hormones decline, body temperature can fluctuate and product hot flashes or night sweats.
⦁ Improved sexual function: Both men and women can experience low libido when hormones decline. When the sex hormones are balanced, libido can be improved, along with sexual function.
⦁ Thicker hair: For men, low testosterone levels can cause hair follicles to die away. Increasing free testosterone levels helps increase the thickness of hair and helps preserve hair follicles.
⦁ Weight loss: Both men and women, when deficient in hormones, can feel bloated, retain water or hold onto body fat. Reestablishing the proper hormone balance can lead to weight loss.
⦁ Improved sleep: The hypothalamus also sets the body’s cycles. When hormones are out of balance, the body’s cycle may not be set correctly. Regulating hormones can help the hypothalamus to set sleep cycles, making it easier for men and women to fall asleep.
Improve Hormone Imbalances at Angel Longevity
At Angel Longevity Center, we understand the challenges and upsets that can occur due to menopause and andropause and the symptoms associated with them. Thankfully, there is a solution to help improve one’s quality of life. We want to ensure that our patients receive optimal levels of care and the latest therapies available in Functional Medicine, which is why we offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for men and women.
Our knowledgeable staff is experienced in helping patients face and overcome a wide variety of health concerns by creating personalized wellness programs to address each patient’s specific needs. Patients who are currently in menopause or andropause, and are suffering from the symptoms that are associated with it, please call our office at 818-237-3943 to schedule your free wellness phone consultation with one of our specialists.