Are Your Hormones Out of Whack? Consider Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy
For people of all ages, but especially those in middle age and older, replenishing depleted hormones offers benefits beyond those achieved with a healthy lifestyle alone. In Los Angeles, Dr. David Ghozland offers natural hormone replacement therapy to patients hoping to experience more energy and youthful vitality.
According to Dr. Ghozland, the timing of hormone replacement therapy is key if you hope to avoid these common symptoms of hormone depletion:
- Decreased energy
- Decreased strength and endurance
- Poor cognitive function and memory
- Mood swings
- Weight gain
Dr. Ghozland says hormone replacement therapy is not a magic fountain of youth, but, when combined with healthy lifestyle changes, can help many people better navigate the effects of aging. Some studies show that natural hormone replacement may even ward off cardiovascular disease, dementia, osteoporosis and other chronic conditions.
At his Los Angeles-area practice, Dr. Ghozland prescribes bio-identical hormones. These plant-based compounds replicate the chemical structure of hormones that are naturally produced by the human body. The hormones are combined and customized for each patient, after a thorough series of lab tests have been analyzed.
Peri-menopausal and post-menopausal women will typically be prescribed a combination of estrogen and progesterone to help reduce symptoms such as hot flashes, vaginal atrophy, insomnia, and mood swings. Testosterone is also helpful in some cases, as it influences sex drive in both men and women, and has been particularly effective in restoring libido, energy levels, and self-confidence in both sexes. Testosterone replacement may also assist with weight loss and support the development of lean muscles.
Dr. Ghozland says that every hormone replacement program is highly individualized and should be monitored and adjusted as symptoms ease. If you suspect a hormonal imbalance has affected you’re your energy, appearance or moods, schedule a consultation with a physician who specializes in natural hormone replacement therapy, so you can feel like yourself again.