HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (HRT)
What is it? Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is a treatment for women who have low hormone levels, like a woman going through menopause. HRT is also called estrogen replacement therapy or ERT. With HRT a woman takes estrogen, and often progestin, to help the symptoms caused by low hormone levels in her body.
Hormones are special chemicals that your body makes. The job of hormones is to control how different parts of your body work. The main female hormones are estrogen and progesterone which are made by your ovaries. These hormones are a very important part of your reproductive system. During menopause, usually in the late 40s or early 50s, your ovaries slowly stop making these hormones.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF TESTOSTERONE
Decreasing fat: subcutaneous and around organs (visceral fat)
Improves lean muscle
Protective against cardiovascular disease
It seems like aging is an inevitable decline in strength, performance, sexuality and energy for men. However, getting older and feeling your very best don’t have to be opposing forces. Declining hormone levels, a phenomenon often synonymous with aging, is largely to blame for the unwelcome “effects of aging” so many men experience later in life.
Weight gain, muscle loss, fatigue, insomnia and erectile dysfunction are just a few of the classic symptoms of hormone imbalance in men. But there’s good news– it’s treatable.
Hormone replacement therapy is a rapidly emerging field of medicine that is redefining aging in men. For men, getting older no longer means the end of a high-quality, virile life.