Hormone levels affect every aspect of your life. When most people think about hormones, they think about the changes their body goes through during their late teenage years. But the truth is that hormones are with you from the day you’re born until the day you die. The level of hormones in your body is going to fluctuate throughout life, depending on what you’re going through. Thankfully, BHRT exists.
A lot of the symptoms that people associate with getting older are in reality the result of their body not producing the amount of hormones one needs to live. Hormones affect every single cell in your body. But in order to work, your hormones must be at a very specific level. Too much of a particular hormone and your body goes out of whack. Not enough of one hormone and your body loses what it needs to function properly.
Unnatural hormone reduction in men can lead to a premature loss of muscle, uncontrolled abdominal fat, loss of energy, loss of libido, and can even lead to depression. It is not true that a person needs to lose energy as they get older. There are many healthy people who are able to maintain high energy levels, even as they get older. The problem for many men and women is that because their hormone levels have decreased unnaturally, they no longer have the energy that they need.
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, known as BHRT for short, is designed to help individuals who are looking to get their hormone levels back to where they should be. BHRT is only administered to individuals who have been shown to have an abnormally low level of a particular hormone.
Bioidentical hormones are different than the synthetic hormones that were commonly used 20 years ago. Many of those synthetic hormones had some horrible side effects. The hormones that are used today are designed to be molecularly identical to the hormones that your body naturally produces. Although bioidentical hormones are artificially created, they are created using natural processes. Very few people have a negative reaction to BHRT.