How Do I Know If I Need Hormone Replacement Therapy?

November 13th, 2015

No one likes to admit they’re getting older. In your heart and mind, you are still undeniably you, but at some point in the aging process, things begin to change. You aren’t as resilient as you used to be. Maybe you feel tired, depressed, or just don’t have the same vigor for life that you did even a few years ago. After a while, it becomes hard to ignore that things aren’t as they once were.

Thankfully, you don’t have to just take these changes lying down. In Sunnyvale and San Jose, hormone replacement therapy provided by Dr. Omeed Sani can help you get back to feeling like yourself again. The question many men and women have is how to know when it’s time to begin therapy.

Hormone Replacement Therapy In Women

Estrogen deficiency is generally to blame in this case. Studies have shown that replacement therapy beginning just before or after menopause provides the greatest benefit and most protection against adverse effects. Some tell-tale signs it might be time to consider therapy in women are:

  • Hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability and mood swings
  • Diminished sex drive

Hormone Replacement Therapy In Men

Many associate menopause exclusively with women, but in truth, men experience something very similar with decreased testosterone production, though it tends to occur more gradually than estrogen decrease in women. Signs that this could be occurring are:

  • Decreased energy and depression
  • Thinning bones
  • Decrease in muscle mass/increase in body fat
  • Impaired sexual function

If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms and feel you might be in need of hormone replacement therapy, don’t delay. Dr. Sani will partner with you to identify the problems at hand and help get you back to being you in no time.

Getting older doesn’t have to be a bad thing. Sunnyvale and San Jose hormone replacement expert Dr. Omeed Sani can help make sure the years ahead are the best yet. Call 408.636.7101 today to schedule your appointment.

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