We tend to think of aging as something that just happens to us—without our agency and without our consent. And to a certain extent, that’s true. Yet there is also much that we can do to control and shape our aging process—in ways that might surprise you.
Then again, maybe it’s not so surprising. You’re told your whole life that proper nutrition and regular exercise are important for your health, and indeed they are. In fact, these are two of the best ways to take control of your aging process. From there, the missing piece is hormone replacement therapy, which can truly help you to slow the negative physical and mental effects of aging.
Hormones and Age
Here’s something you might not realize: Many of age’s effects are actually caused by hormone imbalances. Millions of Americans struggle with these hormone imbalances. Some of the most common effects of these hormone imbalances include menopause, PMS, thyroid disorders, and adrenal fatigue.
Obviously, a lot of these effects are experienced by women alone. Sadly, hormone decline—leading to menopause—can begin fairly early in a woman’s life, several years before she completely ceases with menses. When hormonal decline happens over the span of several years, it’s called perimenopause, a condition that can have some unpleasant symptoms. Again, these symptoms can begin long before the actual start of menopause and continue on through it.
To be clear, menopause is not in itself a bad thing. Actually, it’s a natural and healthy thing and something that all women should go through. But when hormonal imbalances cause menopausal symptoms to come on early—or perimenopausal symptoms, at that—this is anything but normal, anything but healthy. The good news is that these problems can be managed.
Why Hormonal Imbalance is Worse Than Ever
But before we get to that, there’s a bit more bad news. The bad news is that hormonal imbalance-related symptoms are worse than ever before—and not just for women, but for men, too. The reasons for this are several, and include poor nutrition, toxins in the environment, and more.
These factors trigger a number of issues—foremost among them thyroid and adrenal problems—that can compound daily suffering and pain.
And now we come back to the good news. You’re in control of all of this. You may not be able to change the toxins in the environment, but you can fight back against them—putting good stuff into your body, taking charge of your own hormones, your own health, your own aging process.
And one of the key methods for doing this is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is customized to meet each client’s needs—helping them to replace and replenish the hormones that have been thrown off balance. When combined with proper eating and regular physical activity, hormone replacement therapy can promote good health, slow the aging process, and provide longevity. Please note that this is not true of synthetic hormone replacement which in spite of continuing prescription by some in the medical community has been shown in studies to a possible link to cancer. Make sure you research “Bioidentical hormones”.
Regaining Your Youth
In other words, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can restore a certain level of youthfulness. Now, a few words of caution are needed here. Hormone therapy is most effective when it is overseen by clinical professionals, and tailored to meet the individual’s need. In this context, hormone replacement can actually help reduce the risk of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may even restore youthful brain and sexual functions, provide greater energy levels, and more.
The best way to get started is to schedule a consultation. Ask about bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, and whether it might be right for you. Start that important conversation right away!