20 Mar Are you Tired of Being Tired? BHRT can Help!
As we age, symptoms of fatigue, weight gain, sleep disturbances, depression, decreased sex drive, anxiety and joint pain begin to cloud our daily routines. If you are in your 30’s or older and are exhibiting these symptoms, you are not alone. Many feel these symptoms come with the territory of aging and just try to get by. However, I am here to tell you there are ways to manage these symptoms and it begins with your hormones.
Fatigue is a general term for lack of energy and hormone imbalance that causes tiredness. Fatigue can have root causation from multiple areas like hormone deficiencies. Hormone deficiencies that may cause fatigue include thyroid, cortisol and sex hormones; particularly testosterone.
Men experience a decline in testosterone beginning in their mid 20’s. Andropause is the male version of menopause where the levels of testosterone decrease. Similar to men, testosterone levels in women can be a source of energy and libido. When testosterone levels are depleted, it can negatively impact quality of life. Another variable of fatigue in women is lowered estrogen levels. Estrogen’s role to provide feedback for cortisol level regulation is compromised when the body cannot produce appropriate levels. When feedback control of cortisol is lost, heightened fatigue, mood imbalances and depression are prevalent. It is thought that fatigue associated with menopause is a result of low oxygen tension in the tissues. This tension activates an anaerobic response, leading to lactic acid accumulation in the muscles, thus muscle fatigue. Persistent fatigue will only compound symptoms like slowed metabolism, weight gain, anxiety, brain fog and low productivity. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is broad terminology for providing targeted, individualized treatment to one person’s specific needs based off lab values, symptom profiles and medical history. With BHRT you will not have to follow cookie cutter, one size fits all dosing and can truly deliver individualized dosing based off patient labs and symptoms. BHRT are specific hormones that have the same structure as those produced in your body. BHRT is made from natural sources such as yam or soy. This is much different from synthetic derived hormones, which can fit into the same cell receptors but are not structurally equivalent.
Incorporating healthy lifestyle modifications such as adequate sleep, moderate exercise, well-balanced diet, stress reduction, and replenishing depleted hormone levels in conjunction with BHRT supplementation can improve energy levels and help with many other hormone depleted symptoms. However, optimizing health and happiness is better achieved with a multidisciplinary approach. There is no need to suffer any longer.
Why go through each day with the little amount of energy your body can muster up as is; when there are ways to provide tangible, scientific relief. With the help of blood or saliva tests to evaluate hormone levels, you could potentially be a candidate for optimizing your hormone levels and minimize or eliminate symptoms altogether. If you are sick and tired of being sick and tired, then talk to a medical professional about bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. You can achieve dramatic changes in symptom relief and better quality of life simply with BHRT.