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How Hormones Change as You Age

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One of the main changes to the body that occurs with age is hormonal fluctuations. Hormonal changes can have a major impact on how you look and feel, causing many people to resent the aging process. However, while hormonal fluctuations are inevitable, there are treatments like bioidentical hormone therapy available so that you can regain hormonal balance at any age. 

Let’s learn more about the hormonal changes that occur with age and what you can do to manage them. 

Hormonal Changes With Age

With age, the total amount of hormones in the body drops. Alone, this drop in hormones can cause several symptoms, but the balance of the existing hormones in the body also shifts with age, leading to further changes in how the body looks and feels. 

For women, the key hormonal change that occurs with age is a drop in estrogen. When the body stops producing as much estrogen as it once did, it causes menopause. This leads to symptoms including:

  • Hot flashes
  • Night sweats
  • Mood fluctuations
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Low libido
  • Weight gain
  • Thinning hair
  • Dry skin

For men, the aging process leads to a big drop in the production of testosterone. This triggers symptoms including:

  • Low libido
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Weight gain
  • Fatigue
  • Hair loss
  • Reduced muscle mass
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Depression

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy For Age-Related Hormonal Changes

The symptoms of age-related hormonal changes can be addressed with bioidentical hormone therapy. Bioidentical hormones are identical to the body’s natural hormones molecularly, making BIHT a safer method than other hormone products. We prescribe bioidentical hormones in customized doses according to your needs and carefully monitor your progress to make any needed adjustments. This ensures that the correct dose is found to relieve symptoms of age-related hormonal imbalance. 

If you’re experiencing symptoms of hormonal imbalance caused by the aging process. MindBodySpirit Care is here to help. Schedule an appointment with us today to learn more about how we can help restore your hormonal balance.