What are the Benefits of Hormone Replacement Therapy?
- Posted on: Sep 15 2020
At Dr. Jensen’s we now offer bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for our female patients. Some patients come to us suffering from exhaustion, stress, foggy thinking, hot flashes, weight gain, sleep disturbances, anxiety, and other symptoms. They can be at a loss because these symptoms have either been misdiagnosed or they’ve chosen to simply live with them.
But getting your hormones back in balance can make a big difference. Here are some of the benefits of our bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at Dr. Jensen’s.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help relieve the symptoms of hormonal imbalance. All women know about the hot flashes and night sweats, caused by your hypothalamus (the body’s thermostat) overreacting. But there are lots of other physical symptoms that many women simply believe is a part of getting older. Fatigue, muscle loss, and weight gain are a few of the telltale signs of hormonal imbalance.
Drops in estrogen also reduce the amount of moisture in your vagina, along with the amount of lubrication it produces during sex. This leads to symptoms such as a dry and itching vagina, and pain during intercourse.
Low levels of estrogen in women can lead to lower mental capacity, depression, and brain fog. Again, many people incorrectly assume this is their brain getting older. Not necessarily. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can keep your brain sharp.
Hormonal imbalance can be what’s behind your mood changes, irritability, depression, anxiety, and stress. For women, estrogen is closely linked to emotional well-being. It has been clinically linked to premenstrual syndrome, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and postpartum depression. The common link between all of those conditions? Fluctuating hormone levels.
Various clinical studies have shown that hormone replacement therapy can help correct hormone imbalance in women. This helps with related problems such as depression, anxiety, low sex drive, osteoporosis, heart disease, and other conditions.
If you think you could be suffering the effects of hormone imbalance, please call Dr. Jensen at (385) 424-4567.