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5 Reasons Hormone Replacement Therapy May Be Right for You

5 Reasons Hormone Replacement Therapy May Be Right for You

Hormones are tiny chemical messengers that play a large role in your overall health and wellbeing. They impact everything from your digestive health and metabolism to your sexual function, moods, and sense of wellbeing. If you’ve noticed irksome symptoms as you approach menopause or middle age, you may be dealing with a hormone imbalance. 

At Melissa Grier, MD Women’s Healthcare in Pasadena, California, Dr. Grier, and her team can help restore your body’s optimal hormone levels with BioTE® bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for women and men. Read on to learn about several reasons you may be a good candidate.

1. You’re struggling with sexual dysfunction

Numerous hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone, play an important role in sexual function. When levels of any one of these hormones dip too low, you can experience challenges in the bedroom. 

Sexual issues associated with a hormone imbalance include:

2. Your moods are suffering

While there are many causes of mood changes, such shifts are especially common after pregnancy, midlife, and menopause due to changes in hormone levels. Hormone replacement therapy can help address such mood difficulties, such as mood swings and increased irritability, anxiety, or depression.

3. Your mind feels foggy

Brain fog can also stem from a hormone imbalance in all genders. In a study involving middle-aged women, 60% of participants reported experiencing difficulty concentrating. These issues can start leading up to menopause, the stage known as perimenopause, as hormone levels change. Sleep trouble fueled by hormonal changes can also fuel brain fog. 

4. You long for improved life quality

Menopause and aging are natural processes, and not everyone experiences severe related symptoms. If your symptoms are intense or debilitating, though, it’s important to talk to a qualified healthcare provider about your options. 

Hormone replacement therapy can also help preserve a strong quality of life by lowering your risk for osteoporosis and colon cancer. If you have a family history of either disease, HRT may be a wise option. 

5. Other treatments haven’t worked

In some cases, lifestyle changes such as changing your diet and exercise habits or using a vaginal moisturizer or lubricant before sex sufficiently minimize the effects of hormonal changes. When you’ve tried these options and you’re still struggling with the same bothersome symptoms, you may be a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy.

At our office, we offer BioTE hormone replacement therapy pellets as a safe, effective way to stave off the effects of hormone abnormalities. The treatment uses natural hormones as an alternative to animal or chemical-derived hormones used in traditional HRT.

To learn more about BioTE hormone replacement therapy or get started with the care you need, call our office or schedule an appointment with Dr. Grier through our online booking feature.

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