Are you sick and tired of waking up sick and tired? Around the age of 35, our natural hormone levels in our body begin to decline to making it more difficult to maintain lean muscle and keep an adequate energy level. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can make a dramatic, life-changing improvement in mood and health for a majority of patients.
First, a little about hormones…
Hormones are chemical messengers in the body allowing different organ systems and cells to communicate with each other. Hormones control nearly every process in the human body. As we age, the levels of hormones begin to decrease. Current textbooks and lab ranges refer to a “normal” level of testosterone for a woman older than 19 are to be 8-60ng/dl.
Previously we might have considered a testosterone level of 8ng/dl in a woman to be part of normal aging. However, an active woman who enjoys the energy, maintaining lean muscle, good skin, and a healthy sex life is going to be much happier and satisfied with a level of 60 or higher. This is an example of optimizing your hormones to a healthy, beneficial level based on symptoms rather than “normal” lab values. Similar examples could be made for men and for multiple hormones, not just testosterone.