The body’s aging process causes dramatic hormonal changes for both men and women that can trigger a variety of symptoms. If you’re experiencing a lost sense of vitality and other uncomfortable changes in older age, it may be time to consider hormone replacement therapy.
Dr. Nicholas Demellis at Family Medical Centers is an experienced provider of hormone replacement therapy. With this safe, time-tested treatment option, Dr. Demellis can help you overcome symptoms of a hormonal imbalance to improve your quality of life.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Women
Menopause is a normal part of aging for women that causes a sharp decline in the body’s production of certain hormones (namely estrogen). As the female sex hormone, estrogen contributes to several aspects of a woman’s health. So, when estrogen levels drop with age, women may experience:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Disrupted sleep
- Changes in mood
- Weight gain
- Vaginal dryness
- Painful sex
- Bone loss
The replacement therapy can help women overcome symptoms of menopause by restoring estrogen levels in the body. When women regain hormonal balance with hormone replacement therapy, they typically experience improved sleep quality, a lower risk of osteoporosis, greater sexual gratification, and an enhanced overall quality of life.
Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men
For men, the aging process comes with a natural decline in testosterone levels. Testosterone is the male sex hormone and plays a role in libido, strength, muscle mass, bone mass, and fat distribution. Low testosterone can lead to symptoms including fatigue, sexual dysfunction, increased body fat, reduced muscle mass, brain fog, and hair loss, among others.
Hormone replacement therapy can help men maintain normal testosterone levels in older age. Given that low testosterone in men can lead to metabolic syndrome, which comes along with a higher risk of stroke, heart disease, and type 2 diabetes, HRT can support the ongoing health of men with low testosterone.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of a hormonal imbalance, schedule an appointment with Dr. Demellis at Family Medical Centers to learn more about hormone replacement therapy in Trinity and Port Richey today!