Our hormones do a lot more than regulate our reproductive organs. Both men’s and women’s moods and emotional wellbeing can be negatively impacted by the body’s natural lowering of hormone levels, which occurs as we age or, for women, before and during menstruation and after childbirth.
Hormonal Changes in Men
When men age and their primary hormone, testosterone, lowers, a variety of emotional symptoms can appear. These include:
- Mood swings
- Low mood, including clinical depression
- Increased stress
- Decreased sex drive
Oftentimes, these symptoms are so severe that they interrupt a man’s mental wellbeing and overall quality of life.
Hormonal Changes in Women
Estrogen is the primary hormone in women’s bodies. And this hormone has been linked to several emotional disturbances, including:
- Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PDD)
- Postpartum depression (PPD)
Menopausal women may also experience mood swings, clinical depression, or anxiety as their estrogen levels drop for good. All three of these conditions can negatively impact a Northshore or metro New Orleans woman’s day-to-day life, leaving her searching for a solution for improving her changed emotional state.
Boosting Your Hormones and Emotional Well-Being with Hormone Replacement Therapy
When lowering hormones are impacting your mental health, it’s time to talk to your doctor about hormone replacement therapy (HRT). This treatment option, which works by providing you with more of the hormones your body naturally used to make in higher quantities, can help boost your mood as well as alleviate other symptoms of tanking hormonal levels, such as a decreased libido.
Why Consider Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)?
For years, men and women have relied on prescription hormone replacement therapy options that are mass-produced by major pharmaceutical companies. While these solutions work for some, the one-size-fits-all approach of hormone levels and doses doesn’t meet everyone’s unique hormone needs.
Today, more and more research is showing the benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT). With this approach, bloodwork is performed to identify your exact hormone types and levels. Then, our compounding pharmacists work in our cleanroom to create a bioidentical replacement to the hormone that’s naturally decreasing in your body. Because your compounded solution is custom created, it’s best suited to boost your hormones to an optimal level. It’s also absorbed quickly by your body since the hormones are bioidentical, and not synthetic.
BHRT Delivery Options
Because we custom-create your BHRT, we can provide it in the exact delivery method your doctor feels would best be absorbed by your body. Here are just a few ways we can make your medication experience better:
- Gels & Creams
- Oral Medications
- Sublingual Medications
- Topical Medications
Learning More About Managing Your Emotional Wellbeing with Hormone Replacement Therapy
We want to be part of the team that helps you live the best version of your life. If you’re experiencing lowering hormones, we can assist with helping you feel better by compounding hormone replacement therapy to meet your unique needs.
To learn more about HRT, fill out our online contact form, or call us at (985) 801-0800.