Estrogen is a woman’s most important hormone. Without hormone replacement therapy, the loss of estrogen puts her at increased risk for premature ovary failure, osteoporosis, heart disease, colon cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, tooth loss, impaired vision, Parkinson’s disease and diabetes. The longer a woman is without the protection of her own estrogen, the greater the risk for serious health consequences of these conditions.
There are estrogen receptors in a variety of organs throughout the body and brain. That’s why hormonal imbalance produces different symptoms such as loss of skin elasticity, bone shrinkage, mood and cognitive decline. On the other hand, when estrogen levels rise as they do in the first week of menses, their overall effect is to increase the amount of serotonin available in the spaces between the brain’s nerve cells, which improves mood. Within the brain, estrogen may in fact act as a natural antidepressant and mood stabilizer. It is therefore essential that a woman suffering from premature ovary failure or surgical menopause receive treatment from a HRT physician who both understands the many ramifications of the disease and is willing and able to meet her endocrine and emotional needs.
Testosterone gives a woman her mental clarity, libido and muscle tone and mass. When this hormone is at low levels, women often complain of mental confusion, weight gain and poor muscle growth, even with regular exercise.
The effect of hormone deficiency on the brain, muscle, bone, heart and metabolism can be significant without hormone therapy for women and dangerous to long term health. The brain needs normal amounts of testosterone in balance with estrogen to produce serotonin which supports emotional balance. When lacking these hormones, a woman will experience emotional instability that often results in increased anxiety, irritability, sleep disturbances, anger, sadness and depression.
The musculoskeletal system is also adversely affected by the loss of testosterone. The deficiency or imbalance can lead to muscle atrophy, osteopenia, osteoporosis and pain in the muscles and joint.
Why Patients Choose Natural Hormone Therapy
If you’ve tried other methods of hormone replacement therapy, you probably experienced the emotional ups and downs they can produce. This is because your hormones were still unbalance. Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy has helped hundreds of women in our office achieve the natural healthy balance of hormones their bodies need to maintain optimum well being. The Therapy is a remarkably simple, hassle free method of hormone replacement that can return you to the balance and well being of healthy hormone levels. With balanced hormones, you can once again look your best and feel healthy, sexual and alive! Our patients say they feel fantastic once again.
Some of the many benefits our patients report include:
- Enhancement of libido and increased sexual drive
- Decreased body fat and greater capacity to get in shape
- Reduction in fatigue and energy levels become higher
- Consistency in moods, reduction in anger, nervousness and irritability
- Relief from anxiety and depression
- Increased energy, mental focus, clarity of thought and concentration is easier to maintain
- Improvement of memory
- Enhanced sense of overall well-being