Everyone’s hormone levels naturally decrease with age. Weight gain, diminished sex drive, loss of energy, irritability, difficulty sleeping, decreased mental clarity, and loss of muscle strength are all signs and symptoms of decreased or imbalanced hormone levels.
While it’s normal for your hormone production to slow down with age, why should you live with the effects? Instead of settling with “you’re just getting older,” replenishing your hormones can help you feel like ‘you’ again!
Hormone Replacement Therapy is customizable depending on the individual – you need an expert medical doctor evaluation to understand and initiate the program for your needs.
You can get started on your journey to a better sense of well being with a complimentary consultation with Dr. Darush. Find out from initial discussion if you qualify, and if so, a blood test will be performed to test hormone, vitamin, and mineral levels. Next, Dr. Darush will review your results with you, discussing your goals, complaints, and past medical history to create a custom treatment plan to optimize your well being and bring back your hormonal balance.
Yes, we have Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) for men to increase energy and libido, gain muscle mass, increase mental focus and bring more restful sleep.
For women, we offer a variety of treatment options for women going through menopause, perimenopause, and post menopause with hormonal replacement therapies. These can bring benefits such as increased cognition, bring better sleep, boost athletic performance and libido.
“Hormone imbalance and decreased levels can start around the ages of 30-40.”
Some of the benefits of hormone replacement therapy may include but are not limited to the following:
Your body produces several hormones that play a key role in actively regulating your weight. When these hormone levels drop below normal, you gain weight – and losing that weight becomes a struggle.
Some of these key hormones connected to your weight include:
Estrogen directly influences your metabolism and weight; it helps regulate your glucose and lipid metabolism. When your estrogen levels decline so does your metabolic rate, and your body will begin to store fat, leading to weight gain.
When your estrogen levels fall, this also influenes your insulin resistance, which will signal to your body to store more fat. In addition, this affects where existing fat settles in your body, causing an accumulation of belly fat even if your overall weight didn’t increase.
Similarly, there is an association between testosterone deficiency and weight gain – a lack of testosterone can cause fat to accumulate in the abdomen leading to the appearance of a gut/belly fat. Additionally, being overweight leads to low testosterone levels in men.
There are multiple factors that can lead to a depletion in hormones, and even if you are overall healthy you can still end up with low hormone levels simply due to the natural aging process. While the most common example is estrogen levels dropping due to menopause, men will also steadily lose testosterone starting anywhere from ages 30-40.
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