The hormones in our body will change in quantity over the course of our lives. Hormones that were not as present during childhood may present themselves in full force during adolescence, as our bodies mature into adulthood. For women, however, another major change takes place with the onset of menopause.
As women age and experience menopause, the body begins to make less estrogen, progesterone, testosterone and other hormones – all signs that the body is transitioning out of the childbearing years and into the wisdom years.
From the outside, the hormones that we have in our body – and the degree to which they are present – may not seem like a huge matter of importance. However, especially in women, the hormonal changes linked to age can greatly impact how the rest of the body operates.
The change in hormone levels brought on by menopause can cause symptoms that include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, bone loss, mood changes, low libido, increased weight and fatigue. These symptoms, especially when sustained for a long period of time, can take a toll on quality of life. Many women experience menopause without the knowledge that they can do something about their hormone-related symptoms. In most cases, hormone replacement therapy can help.
A common approach to combating the negative side effects of decreased hormone levels related to age, hormone replacement therapy supplements hormone levels present in the body to reduce the symptoms associated with menopause. If you are tired of not feeling like yourself, it might be worth investigating whether hormone replacement therapy is right for you.
At North Cypress Women’s Center, Dr. Imtiaz takes a holistic approach to the regulation of hormones. She understands that a treatment plan should take lab values as well as diet, lifestyle, physical ability and the entire range of symptoms into account. This means you will receive a plan that is tailored to suit your needs and deliver the results you are seeking.
If you have questions about your hormones and how your age may be playing a part in your physical symptoms, North Cypress Women’s Center is here to help. Ready to take the next step? Then do not hesitate to contact us today.