Hormones are responsible for the stimulation or regulation of just about every bodily process you can think of, from growth to health, to sexual wellness, and your overall well-being, which is why hormone replacement is so important.
In fact, this HealthGains member saw first hand the benefits of hormone replacement therapy, just listen to the benefits he personally received from hormone therapy.
Hormone levels are a delicate balance. Too much of a given hormone can cause problems, just as too little. Thankfully, most of us will never really experience some of the severe diseases or syndromes that can occur from the over-production of certain hormones, but all of us will experience to some degree, the problems related to the hormone decline that naturally occurs as we age.
The production of all hormones decline as we age, but the decreases that affect us most are of the thyroid hormones, Human Growth Hormones, or HGH, and the sex hormones, testosterone for men, or estrogen for women.
10 Hormone Replacement Benefits:
Here are ten ways that optimizing, or replacing these critical hormones as you age can improve your quality of life, as it has for Robert:
- Maintaining weight and proper body mass – It probably comes as no surprise to many that the older you get, the easier it is to put on weight, and the harder it is to take it off. Body fat, or BMI, Body Mass Index, is largely regulated by hormones. As hormone levels decline, particularly thyroid, HGH, and testosterone in both men and women, the body tends to store more fat, and build less lean muscle.
- Bone Density – Declining hormones, particularly HGH, can lead to brittle bones, or osteoporosis in both men and women. The lack of estrogen in post-menopausal women, and of testosterone in men, also leads to bone loss.
- Energy and Vitality – Declining levels of HGH, Thyroid hormone, and the sex hormones, all lead to loss of energy, optimizing for any or all of them, improves vitality.
- Night Sweats and Hot Flashes (Women only) – Hormone Replacement Therapy, or HRT, is still the best treatment available for the most debilitating symptoms of menopause, such as night sweats, hot flashes and mood swings.
- Erectile Dysfunction – (Men only) – For men, testosterone optimization can help improve erectile dysfunction, and/or other sexual wellness issues such as premature ejaculation.
- Improved Libido – HRT for both men and women can improve libido or sex drive.
- Cognition – HRT in both men and women improves cognition, aids memory, and clears up feelings of “brain fog” that often occur as you age.
- Emotional well-being – Both men and women are more prone to depression, anxiety, and mood swings as they get older, and both can benefit from HRT to return to a more even keel.
- Healthy Skin – One of the surest, and least desirable “side effects” of growing older, particularly for women, is the appearance of aging, wrinkled skin. Hormone replacement, particularly estrogen in women, leads to healthier more youthful skin. This is why many high-end wrinkle creams and beauty products for women contain estrogen.
- Anti-inflammatory – HRT, particularly testosterone optimization, has an anti-inflammatory effect. This can improve joint health and back pain. In addition contrary to what you may have heard, HRT DOES NOT increase the risk of heart attack or cancer. In fact, HRT has been shown to LOWER the risk of cardiovascular disease and certain cancers, and this anti-inflammatory effect may be part of the reason why.
The benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy do not stop at 10. Hormones are literally responsible for hundreds of processes throughout our bodies, and there are hundreds of good reasons that HRT can help you live your life to its fullest!
You can find out a lot more about hormone optimization and many other ways to age optimally in my latest e-book, HealthGAINS Guide To Renewed Vitality –it is over 80 pages of life-changing and life-extending information.
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