The Need for Hormonal Balance in Females
Aging is difficult enough for women without having to suffer from declining hormone levels. Women often complain of a diminished sense of well being, chronic fatigue, and a loss of libido just to mention a few symptoms of hormonal imbalance. This is not necessary!
Too many women have given up trying to find the right combination of estrogen and testosterone hormones. Once this hormonal balance is determined, combining hormone replacement with a healthy lifestyle and appropriate diet will allow females to return to a healthy and vibrant lifestyle as well as maximize the years in which to enjoy it.
Hormone Deficiencies in Women
For many women there is a tremendous void in the treatment of menopause symptoms. Hot flashes and mood swings are just the tip of the iceberg. One of the earlier signs and symptoms of estrogen deficiency is frequent waking at night. Many others symptoms may also be present including mental fogginess. A woman’s short-term retention may be dwindling and her concentration or focus isn’t as good as it used to be. Frequently, women may experience some loss of energy to the point that they actually slide into symptoms of chronic fatigue.
In addition, women may experience some mood swings and irritability, and at the extreme may actually develop feelings of depression. With the loss of energy and chronic fatigue we also find ourselves unable to exercise as much as we have in the past, or to recover as quickly when we do exercise. We find ourselves sliding into increased weight gain in spite of attempts at exercising. One that is not so frequently discussed is the loss of sexual drive. Not only is our energy level and sense of well being diminishing, but anticipation and enjoyment of sexual activity is waning as well.
Unfortunately, so many times these symptoms are simply attributed to normal aging. It is assumed when we eradicate hot flashes and night sweats we have alleviated the menopausal syndrome. While we cannot reverse the aging process we can certainly optimize it by restoring the normal balance of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in the menopausal woman.
Extensive research has shown hormone replacement therapy may have additional benefits for women after menopause.