Thanks to the popular Three’s Company actress, Suzanne Somers, there is hardly a person out there who has not heard about hormone replacement therapy or HRT. So what is the big deal?
Well, as we get older, our hormones begin to decline, including testosterone, DHEA and growth hormone for both men and women and obviously estrogen and progesterone for females.
Thus, the aging process is accelerated and we become more susceptible to the symptoms of hormone deficiency, some of which are listed here below.
- Bone Loss
- Heart Disease
- Insulin Resistance
- Increase Risk of Diabetes
- Decreased Libido
- Muscle Loss
- Hot Flashes
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Weight Gain
- Night Sweats
- Hair Loss
- Increased Memory Loss
- Dry Skin
- Increased Risk of Alzheimer’s
However, hormones extend beyond HRT, it includes the balancing of hormones such as your thyroid and adrenal glands.
It entails looking at the balance of your various hormones and ensuring that your liver is effectively breaking them down and excreting them from the body.
Talk to one of our doctors about the variety of hormone tests we have available to ensure that your endocrine system is functioning at its best and that your hormones are in balance.