You have never had complaints about your health. Your visits to your doctor have always gone well. You’ve been in good shape and can’t complain. Everything changes as you headed into your 40’s. Now you’re experiencing all the issues that come with hormonal changes that you thought you could avoid. You didn’t believe it could happen to you when your friends talked about what was happening in their lives. Now you’re experiencing troubling symptoms that could be a sign that your reproductive hormones are out of control. Hormone replacement could be the right choice for you.
How Do You Know if You Qualify for Hormone Replacement?
The first step in hormone replacement therapy is to recognize the signs. If you are troubled by the following symptoms, you could be experiencing a serious drop in your hormone levels:
- Difficulty staying focused
- Trouble getting a good night’s sleep
- Fatigue that won’t go away
- Weight gain
- A loss of libido
If you are over the age of 40 and these symptoms are bothering you on a regular basis, it’s time to see our doctor to find out if you need hormone replacement therapy.
What to Expect During Your Doctor’s Visit
You need to be open with our doctor about the symptoms you are experiencing, when they started, and if anything else is going on with your health. Our doctor will perform a physical in order to check your vitals, your weight, and look for any other indicators of a problem. Expect a blood test since it is the definitive way to check your hormone levels and find out if you have experienced a significant drop in testosterone, estrogen, or progesterone. It is natural for these reproductive hormones to fluctuate when you approach middle age. However, extreme changes can hit hard with symptoms that really bother you. If you feel like your body is no longer your own and you are feeling miserable due to hormonal changes, our physician can recommend hormone replacement to restore proper hormone levels.
What Alternatives are Available for Hormone Replacement?
If you are a good candidate for hormone replacement therapy, our doctor can help you to explore your options. Our doctor can discuss options, such as hormone pellets, that can be used to deliver your hormone replacement therapy on a daily basis. You won’t need to worry about getting more pellets for three to five months. Hormone replacement therapy is intended to replace your hormones with hormones that act in the same way as what is naturally produced in your body. Once you begin your therapy, you should notice an improvement in the way that you feel.
If you think you may be experiencing a drop in hormone levels, it may be time to visit the experts at Scottsdale Center for Women’s Health. Contact us today to learn more or schedule your appointment.