Anti-aging hormone replacement therapy proceeds from the insight that what we call aging is actually a suite of specific problems brought on by very specific causes that can be addressed medically. Aging is real, but that doesn’t mean we need to sit by passively and just watch ourselves wither away. Time, in itself, doesn’t cause aging. Natural changes that take place in time do that.
One change in our bodies governs all of them, and that is our endocrine system’s fluctuating production of hormones. There are about 50 of these special chemicals, which determined our body’s growth and maturation. With middle age in Gainesville, some hormones increase, and others decline, but what the body requires is a perfect balance. It is the imbalance in hormone levels, more than a simple decline, that gives us the symptoms we take collectively and call aging.
There are basically two ways to approach these symptoms in Gainesville. We can try to “patch” each one individually, taking one cream to smooth wrinkles, another for blemishes, and making dietary changes to minimize mood swings. Or we can use hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to address the root cause of all of them at once.
Several symptoms addressed by hormone replacement therapy are those which express themselves emotionally or cognitively. These include the mood swings and depression suffered by so many menopausal women. Both sexes experience a lack of concentration and memory, and HRT can improve mental performance in both areas.
Physical symptoms associated with aging include sleeplessness, which over a sustained period leads to several problems of its own. So too does the age-related weakening of our immune system, making us susceptible to various diseases which, in themselves, have no relationship to aging. We see the reduction of both bone density and muscle mass.
Through hormone replacement therapy, we can halt their decline or even see an increase in both. Patients find their fatigue replaced by new stores of energy to get them through the day, and libido improves. Hair loss can be halted or reversed.
Women, in particular, have less chance of developing cardiovascular disease. Both men and women burn fat more efficiently. As suggested earlier, hormone replacement therapy reduces wrinkling and blemishing. Hormone replacement therapy can reduce the likelihood or ease the symptoms of osteoporosis. It can cut back the risk of colon cancer by more than a third.
Hormone replacement therapy won’t stop us from getting older, but it can extend youthfulness well into middle age. There is no need to go gently into that good night. Call Dr. DeStephens in Gainesville today to schedule an appointment!