Why You Should Consider Estrogen Therapy
Considering Estrogen Therapy? Here are several reasons you should:
Our bodies are complex systems of biochemical processes that govern how we live, how we look, and how we feel. In our youth, hormones are triggered, released, or stifled as part of the many biochemical processes that play a critical role in our development from adolescence into adulthood. It should be noted that puberty isn’t the only instance within our lives where dramatic physiological changes happen; these dramatic changes occur throughout our lifetime as we continue to grow older. As our biological clocks tick, the biochemical processes that have “tocked” in rhythm with our aging begin to change. Just as you may look at a picture of a younger you and be in disbelief at how much has changed, you’d be hard-pressed not to feel the same when examining the distribution of hormones integral to your functioning biology.
What Happens to Our Hormones As We Age
When older age begins to set in, your hormones aren’t as balanced as they once were. For men, the amount of testosterone begins to dwindle. Inversely, women as they approach menopause experience similar hormone imbalances with estrogen. While neither testosterone or estrogen is mutually exclusive to males and females, estrogen remains a vital hormone to women. Throughout their life, estrogen serves many purposes: from helping young girls transition into womanhood by developing sexual characteristics and reproduction to facilitating sexual desire and libido to even the regulation of metabolic processes like cholesterol levels and bone growth.
While not an exhaustive list of estrogen’s importance, a primary focus should be on the negative consequences of women who find themselves facing estrogen imbalances. Despite no longer needing estrogen to help aid with sexual maturation, women desperately still need estrogen to maintain a healthy balance with the rest of their biology. For both younger women with estrogen imbalances and older women facing menopause arise a series of potential problems. Some of those problems include but aren’t limited to irregularities in menstruation, infertility, thinning bone density, discomfort with vaginal intercourse, hot flashes, mood swings, depression, UTIs, and weight gain.
As worrisome as those real issues are that thousands and thousands of women deal with, there remains hope in combating against defunct biology. Estrogen replacement therapy, or HRT in general, is a widely accepted and safe means to reverse the harmful effects of estrogen deficiencies. Amongst reversing many of the problems mentioned above, estrogen therapy provides the added benefits of bolstering the cardiovascular system. Supplemented estrogen can lower bad cholesterols while promoting good cholesterol, dilate blood vessels to encourage greater cardiovascular health, and even soaks up free radicals that cause damage to arteries and other tissue.
With each passing day, our clocks tick a little slower, and our biology straggles behind. Vitality Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine offers up solutions to reverse the effects of biological aging through safe, comprehensive, and reliable practices through the implementation of bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormones are a safe and viable treatment to combat estrogen deficiency, especially when Vitality Aesthetic and Regenerative Medicine takes the utmost care to tailor a hormone therapy program to meet every patient’s unique biology.