Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. When most people think of hormones, they think of puberty. This is when your body ramps up the production of growth hormones and sex hormones.
As you reach your 30s and 40s, these same hormones decline, causing many unwanted physical and mental changes. Do you never feel rested? Are you experiencing low libido? Do you have brain fog?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, just know you can do something to improve it. The Riegel Center, located in Plano, Texas, provides hormone replacement therapy for patients who want to optimize their health. Here we explain everything you need to know about this treatment and if you’re a good candidate.
How aging affects your hormones
Composed of tissues and organs, the endocrine system is where your hormones are produced. Hormones travel through the bloodstream and help control many important body processes. They dictate how tissues and organs should function.
- Heart rate
- Sleeping schedule
- Body temperature
- Blood pressure
- Sexual function
Like most things, hormones start declining as you get older. For men, testosterone declines about 1% every year after the age of 30. For women, estrogen plummets around menopause which is generally between the ages of 40-55. While some people aren’t bothered by this normal part of aging, others seek hormone replacement therapy to feel their best.
Made specifically for you
Hormone replacement therapy involves taking an oral supplement that is a synthetic form of the hormones your body makes. For men and women, this may include estrogen, testosterone, and/or progesterone.
Christopher J Riegel, MD, goes a step beyond just prescribing you a bioidentical hormone replacement. As a renowned hormone specialist and doctor, Dr. Riegel makes his own custom hormone replacements that are specifically tailored for you. By analyzing your blood chemistry and taking your symptoms into account, Dr. Riegel replenishes your hormones to peak levels — as if you were in your 20s.
Bioidentical hormones can help improve symptoms like:
- Hot flashes
- Low libido
- Depleted energy levels
- Memory problems
- Hair loss
Dr. Riegel makes hormone therapy the easiest and most convenient treatment by delivering your supplements right to your door.
Is it right for me?
If you like what you hear so far about this life-changing therapy, you might be wondering if it’s right for you. Undergoing any treatment is a completely personal decision, but it is generally considered safe if you’re in good health.
You may be a good candidate if you:
- Don’t smoke
- Are under the age of 60 or within 10 years of menopause
- Have a healthy heart
- Have a family history of osteoporosis or colon cancer
- Have insomnia
The best way to know if hormone replacement therapy is a good treatment for you is by meeting with Dr. Riegel. Call 972-525-5959 to schedule your consultation or book online.