Aging is a process that many people fear, and with good reason. Among men, physical aging is often linked to general loss of vigor as well as increased risks of diabetes, high blood pressure, and cardiovascular ailments. Women, on the other hand, experience menopause that is associated with osteoporosis, urinary problems, weight gain, heart disease, depression, hot flashes, and mood swings

Researchers are convinced that the various symptoms of aging are directly caused by the diminished production of specific hormones. Fortunately, some medical research companies have developed hormone replacement therapy (HRT) as a way to help not only senior citizens but also anyone with low hormone levels. Companies like BioTE Medical offer bio-identical hormone replacement therapy(BHRT) using substances derived from plants.

Generally speaking, HRT has the obvious benefit of revitalizing hormonal levels, specifically gender-specific hormones such as estrogen and testosterone. In addition to replenishing key hormones, HRT can help prevent senility and Alzheimer’s disease. This therapy program is also capable of reinvigorating a couple’s sex life by improving libido.

Natural hormone replacement therapy usually involves regular intake of prescription pills. Companies like BioTE Medical offer another form of natural HRT called pellet therapy, which entails painless insertion of hormone-filled, grain-sized pellets directly under the skin. Exactly where the pellets are designed to be implanted can vary from one medical company to another, although these pellets generally mimic the endocrine functions of the sex organs (ovary and testes) and restore hormonal balance in the body.

Anyone who wishes to undergo HRT is highly encouraged to see a doctor to inquire about the suitability of this treatment. Loss of appetite, depression, unusual bleeding, and color changes in urine and feces are cited as the possible side effects. Heavy drinkers and smokers are also advised to make lifestyle changes in preparation for HRT.

HRT is by no means a fountain of youth that can slow down the aging process and turn back the clock. What it can do, however, is to help reduce the health risks associated with aging. As with all things medical, however, it is always prudent to consult with a qualified physician first before undergoing this therapy….. BioTE

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