Growing older and experiencing the effects of aging is a natural occurrence. The internal functions of the body become less and less efficient, physical operation of the body becomes more and more vulnerable to daily wear and tear. There is a general decline in our physical condition and mental capacity.
When it was discovered that poor health and aging were the result of low hormone levels, it wasn’t too long after that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) was introduced. Hormones are a means of communication between different parts of the body, they help these parts work in a coordinated and organized way. It is our endocrine system that is responsible for the production and regulation of these important hormones. As the function of this system declines over time, hormone imbalances and hormone deficiencies take place. Menopause, andropause (male menopause), hypogonadism (low testosterone), as well as growth hormone, thyroid and adrenal disorders are some of the most common.
Men and women over the age of thirty are likely to be experiencing low hormone levels or a hormone imbalance. When hormone levels decrease they lead to both physical and emotional changes.