As you age, your hormone levels begin to change. Not only do women’s estrogen levels decline with age, a woman over the age of 35 is likely to experience a significant drop in progesterone as well. These changes often translate into:
Hormonal changes affect men and women alike as they age. For men in particular, as their testosterone levels begin to decline, they’re more likely to experience:
Not all forms of hormone replacement therapy are created equal. Pills must survive the digestive system without losing their potency. Patches can administer small doses of hormones but are obvious to onlookers. Creams or gels are often ineffective if applied incorrectly and synthetic injections require visits to a medical office.
Ageless Expressions MedSpa only uses BioTE® hormone pellet therapy for its hormone replacement therapy patients. The only method to mimic the body’s own hormone production, BioTE is implanted under your skin a few times a year. While many other methods give you a roller coaster effect -- first with a large influx of hormones then tapering off until they are no longer in your body -- BioTE provides a consistent level of hormones in the bloodstream.
While uncommon, HRT can increase the likelihood of having a:
These potential dangers are especially prevalent in people who smoke or live with someone who does. Minor side effects of HRT are more common and include headache, nausea, acne, and weight changes until the correct dosage can be found. Fortunately, BioTE hormone pellet therapy increases bone density without increasing the likelihood of heart attack or stroke.
Since it has the same molecular structure as human hormones and allows doctors to prescribe an individualized doses, people who use BioTE are less likely to experience bothersome side effects. For more information on whether hormone replacement therapy is right for you, contact Ageless Expressions MedSpa for a consultation.
*Individual results may vary.