When feeling the effects of aging, many people seek treatments that will help slow down those signs, which can include lower energy levels and loss of libido. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) provides many benefits that can help you retain that youthful feeling. HRT supplements the levels of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone in your body that may be reduced due to age. There are many reasons that you may consider hormone replacement therapy.

Relief from Menopausal Symptoms

In women approaching menopause, hormone replacement therapy can help ease symptoms such as night sweats and hot flashes. HRT can also relieve anxiety and tension, as well as elevate libido.

Boosts Memory

Many women going through menopause find themselves experiencing a decline in memory, as well as sometimes feeling like they are in a fog mentally. Men, as they age, may also feel the effects of loss of memory and mental acuity. Hormone replacement therapy has been shown to increase memory and mental sharpness.

Relief from Andropause Symptoms

Men can benefit from HRT if they are experiencing signs of low testosterone, as well as male menopause (andropause). As men age, their levels of testosterone reduce. By raising hormone level to more youthful levels, many men will see benefits such as increased muscle bulk, bone density, and libido.

Other Great Benefits

For both men and women, returning hormone levels to more youthful levels can help with weight reduction and increasing muscle mass. This can help you feel more youthful and more energetic. Hormone replacement therapy has other benefits, including:

  • Increased energy levels
  • Strong, leaner physique
  • Normalize and stabilize blood pressure and cholesterol levels
  • Boost memory
  • Increase bone density and strength
  • Improved skin tone

Several Types of Hormone Therapy

There are three main types of HRT for women:

  • HRT-estrogen only is mainly prescribed for women who have had a hysterectomy and therefore do not need progesterone.
  • Cyclical or sequential HRT is for women who are still menstruating, but are experiencing the symptoms of menopause.
  • Continuous HRT is used for post-menopausal patients.

HRT testosterone can be administered in several ways:

  • Orally
  • Injections
  • Implants
  • Patches
  • Gels and creams

If you feel that you could benefit from HRT, please contact us at Skin and Vein, where we will evaluate your individual case and help you find the best course of therapy.

Dr. Eric Seiger is a board-certified dermatologist and cosmetic surgeon who has been offering innovative, expert medical solutions since graduating from New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986. Throughout his career as a leader in the field of cosmetic surgery and enhancements, Dr. Seiger has been frequently published in medical journals for his development of new techniques for the safe removal and treatment of veins.