When you are 20 regardless of whether you are a man or a woman, you are full of hormones, you are fertile, diseases are rare and recovery is swift, you can get your body weight under control with diet and exercise and you want to have sex.
With the aging process, women loose their hormones and along with this hormone loss, they start experiencing symptoms that make them feel poorly, not like themselves. In menopause, women have hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, irritability, stubborn weight gain, loss of libido, infertility and develop chronic illnesses like high cholesterol, dementia and high blood pressure.
You can try to exercise, change your diet, get some rest and take supplements, but unless you address the hormone balance and recreate the environment of your 30s and early 40s, the aging process will inevitably prevail.
There are options for the safe and intelligent use of hormones to decrease the risks brought on by aging, but this is not a part of the basic curriculum in medical school.
Bioidentical hormones or human identical hormones are a class of hormones that have been in conventional medical use for more than six decades. Hormone formulations and preparations are crucial and they do affect outcome in both men and women. The science of hormones is sound and the clinical application and use of hormones in wellness and disease prevention is of the utmost importance.
Understanding the difference between hormones and their application are the key to ideal hormone balancing.
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