Your hormone levels play an important role in your physical and mental well-being, as certain hormones are responsible for several critical body functions. Individual with hormonal imbalances may experience disrupted or limited digestion, sleep patterns, sex drive and functioning, energy levels, skin health, and more.

Fortunately, Colorado hormone replacement therapy is available to balance your hormone levels, relieve symptoms, and restore your physical and mental health. Since the nature and impact of hormonal imbalances are unique to each patient, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) requires an individualized treatment plan that accounts for your exact needs and circumstances. Schedule a consultation to discuss your symptoms and benefits of HRT in greater depth.

Signs You May Have a Hormonal Imbalance

Your body relies on many different hormones to function, including testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, thyroid hormones, and more. As a result, hormonal imbalances could result in a broad spectrum of symptoms that some individuals may attribute to other medical concerns. For instance, frequent signs of a hormonal imbalance in men and women include symptoms of worsening depression and anxiety, such as increased irritability.

However, the primary indicators of a need for HRT are significant psychical changes such as decreased libido, mood swings, sleep disruptions, and weight fluctuations. Additionally, men and women with imbalanced hormones may develop muscle weakness, fatigue, changes in appetite, hair loss, dry skin, muscle or joint pain, and other physical disruptions.

Women in particular may develop symptoms that are otherwise typical during menopause, such as vaginal dryness, irregular menstruation, night sweats, and hot flashes. For men, hormone imbalance symptoms may include the loss of bone and muscle mass, breast tenderness, and the development of excess breast tissue (gynecomastia).

What to Expect from Hormone Replacement Therapy in Colorado

HRT in Colorado corrects hormonal imbalances by administering necessary hormones to the body through various non-invasive methods. The treatment is dependent on your medical history, the types of hormones that are out of balance, and your age, so HRT requires a thorough evaluation beforehand to determine the most effective treatment, including several tests, physical exams, and blood work.

Patients may choose from topical creams or gels, oral supplements, patches, injections, or small pellets implanted underneath the skin to deliver hormones to the bloodstream. Though creams, gels, and patches containing hormones are less invasive, they require daily use to maintain hormone levels and reduce symptoms. Alternatively, hormone injections are necessary every two to 10 weeks, and pellets require a minor procedure for replacement every four months.

Some hormone replacement therapy patients in Colorado notice benefits within a few weeks, such as improved mood, sex drive, and appetite. However, more substantial effects of hormonal imbalance may take longer to resolve, such as significant hair or muscle loss and weight gain from excess body fat. In most cases, patients require ongoing HRT to maintain hormone levels and minimize symptoms for the foreseeable future.

Consider Undergoing Hormone Replacement Therapy in Colorado

Whether your hormone levels become imbalanced due to underlying medical conditions, aging, genetics, or other circumstances, the effects on your body can be significant. Individuals with declining physical functioning due to hormonal imbalances tend to also struggle with depression, anxiety, and worsening self-esteem. Colorado hormone replacement therapy takes an individualized approach to restore your hormone levels and overall health and well-being.

Since HRT can target various conditions ranging from menopause to osteoporosis to adrenal fatigue, discussing your symptoms with Dr. Jacobson is the first step to determining the best treatment option for you. Call today to get started.