Both men and women find that, as they get older, they see a decline in certain areas of their lives – lower libido, decreased eyesight, decreased metabolism, bone density, and an increase of other things – such as weight gain.
Getting older certainly takes a toll on the human body, and, for a long time, there seemed to be nothing anyone could do about it. As menopause and andropause (male menopause) approach, many people believe it is just something they have to accept, and deal with the decline.
Fortunately, menopause and andropause don’t have to mean the end of enjoying life. This is especially true for people who have discovered Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT). BHRT uses bioidentical hormones to replace what your body is losing as you age. In fact, many people can benefit from bioidentical hormones and BHRT.
You can benefit from BHRT if you have any of the following issues:
- Stubborn belly fat – the “spare tire” many people get as middle age approaches (and only gets worse as they get older)
- Difficulty losing weight – when exercise and diet are making the scale creep, or worse, stand still, it may be time to consider BHRT
- Joint pain – stiffness and aching joints are commonplace complaints among aging people
- Difficulty sleeping – the reduction of hormones produced by the body can cause insomnia, either trouble falling asleep, or premature waking
- Difficulty focusing and short-term memory problems (not associated with Alzheimer’s or similar disease)
- Low stamina or energy
- Low libido
- Thinning hair (in both men and women)
- Increased cellulite – those pockets of fat that just sit and make “dimples” all along the thighs, buttocks, lower back, and stomach
- Other issues associated with aging
One of the biggest uses for BHRT is for weight loss therapy. By using bioidentical hormones, your body assimilates them more easily, as they would if you had produced them yourself, and your body will begin to react accordingly, helping to fight the aging process.
If you’re feeling tired, with achy joints, difficulty losing weight, increasing belly fat, or increasing cellulite on your buttocks or thighs, you may benefit from BHRT. Of course, this doesn’t mean running out and buying supplements that say they have bioidentical hormones in them.
BHRT should be done under the supervision of a healthcare professional. During your treatment, you will need to be measured and monitored to make sure you’re getting the right amount of bioidentical hormones, and that your body is responding appropriately.