What Health Issues Are Caused by Low Hormone Levels?
As we age, our hormone levels start to drop, which can lead to various health issues. The good news is that hormone replacement therapy (HRT) can help bring balance to the hormones for men and women struggling with reduced levels. Dr. Jeff Semel and the rest of the team at Atlanta Medical Institute are proud to offer HRT for our patients in the Atlanta, GA area.
Here’s a look at some of the health issues related to low hormone levels that HRT can resolve for both men and women.
Chronic fatigue often occurs when the body’s estrogen or testosterone levels have been depleted. It becomes challenging for the body to remain active, as the muscles may struggle to concentrate on various activities. HRT is necessary for restoring your energy levels so you can get back to the normal activities and routines in your life.
Sexual performance issues
Men who have low testosterone levels may experience erectile dysfunction, or their erections may not be as effective as they used to be. Women could deal with significant pains during sex because a lack of estrogen can result in reduced vaginal lubrication. HRT can improve sexual function in men and women so they can resume normal sexual activity.
Headaches and migraines
When women experience hormonal imbalances, it can often lead to headaches. Sometimes, these concerns can evolve into migraine headaches. Those who already experience migraines may also feel more intense discomfort because of low estrogen, especially during menstruation cycles. HRT can relieve and even prevent hormone-related headaches by restoring some of these depleted hormones.
Frequent mood swings
Estrogen imbalances can cause drastic mood swings in women, including an increase in irritability, anger, depression, and anxiety. At Atlanta Medical Institute in Atlanta, GA, Dr. Semel can help you restore your hormones to improve these issues. It may take a few weeks to notice the changes, but most patients often say they do experience better moods and quality of life.
Changes in memory
If your hormone levels are low, you may experience changes in your memory. General cognitive functions will struggle from imbalances in brain chemicals due to a lack of hormones, including brain fog, forgetfulness, and malaise. HRT can improve these issues and give you back the energy and control in your life.
Thinning hair or hair loss
Both men and women can experience thinning hair or hair loss due to poor hormone levels. Although you may inherit some problems with hair loss, the problem can be exacerbated if you don’t have enough hormones. For men, the hair loss can entail follicles shrinking to where they can no longer support hair. For women, hair strands become fragile and more susceptible to split ends and cracks, although the follicles could also shrink and cause hair loss as well.
Contacts us today for more information on how HRT can help you
Low hormone levels can be worrisome for men and women. During a consultation with Dr. Jeff Semel and the rest of the team at the Atlanta Medical Institute in Atlanta, GA, we can help you review your situation and identify if hormone replacement therapy is right for you. Contact us to learn more about HRT and our full range of health and wellness services.