Why Do Our Bodies Change as We Age?
As we get older, many of us blame it on age when we fatigue easily or put on weight that’s hard to get off. Some of us suffer from insomnia, irritable bowels, dry skin and hair loss. And then there’s the drop in our libido, as if, as we get older, we’re just not that interested in sex anymore. We can get moody or even depressed, or experience memory loss and poor concentration.
Many times, hormonal imbalance is the root cause of these many symptoms. Such imbalance can occur due to natural changes, including menopause in women and a drop in testosterone in men. In addition, environmental and dietary toxins can accelerate hormone imbalance and difficult symptoms. But a diminished quality of life isn’t a foregone conclusion. If your hormones are imbalanced, hormone therapy may be able to effectively treat it.
Common hormones that can be replaced are estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. These are used to treat men and women whose hormones are low or out of balance. These forms of hormones are custom made by a compounding pharmacy based on your individual needs. They go through safety and purity testing and can be compounded in a variety of different doses in the form of topical cream, spray and pellets to be inserted under the skin.