As we grow older, we expect our bodies to undergo various changes. Some of the changes commonly associated with aging are actually caused by fluctuating hormone levels. However, the side effects of changing or imbalanced hormones can affect several critical body processes, impacting your daily functioning. For instance, hormones influence your digestion, mood, sex drive, energy levels, bone health, and more.
The best option for long-term relief from the effects of a hormonal imbalance may be New Hampshire hormone replacement therapy. Get in touch with Dr. Edward Jacobson to go over the benefits of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), your symptoms, and whether it is the right option for you.
When hormones fluctuate due to aging or an underling condition, the body is affected in various ways that may be easily mistaken for other medical issues. For example, common signs of a hormone imbalance include worsening depression and anxiety, aging skin, decreased bone mass, and reduced sleep, appetite, and sex drive.
During your 40s and 50s, hormone imbalances are expected to develop as menopause or andropause occurs. Common symptoms for women include hot flashes, night sweats, and vaginal dryness, while men may experience hair loss, decreased muscle mass, and low sperm production. In either case, hormone replacement therapy in New Hampshire may be the best choice for long-term symptom management and improvements.
The first step for hormone replacement treatment in New Hampshire is undergoing medical assessments to diagnose a hormonal imbalance, which usually requires various tests, including blood work and physical exams, once hormone imbalance symptoms begin. Further, Dr. Jacobson’s thorough testing allows for individualized treatment plans comprised of specific doses of each insufficient hormone.
Available methods for administering hormones into the bloodstream include topical gels or creams, patches, and pills. With these options, the hormone dosages are easily adjustable but require daily use on your part. Some individuals prefer longer-term injections and pellets. Though the pellets require a minor incision to implant them beneath the skin, the effects last for three to four months compared to injections, which need to be administered every two to 10 weeks.
Managing your hormone levels as you get older is a critical part of taking care of your physical and emotional well-being. New Hampshire hormone replacement therapy is an excellent option for long-term improvements without extensive procedures or medications. Whether you choose creams, patches, injections, or pellets for HRT, you may see and feel improvements within a few weeks.
Since patients typically need treatment to balance hormone levels for several years or indefinitely, hormone replacement therapy is ongoing for most people. As your body continues to change with age, you may need different hormones replenished. Do not hesitate to reach out to our New Hampshire office today to arrange a consultation for hormone replacement therapy so you can discuss your symptoms and treatment options with Dr. Jacobson.