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Why Women Should Use HRT

Come one, come all. Gather 'round! It's time to tell you a tale about why women should use Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT.)


Hormones are the silent heroes of the body. They are responsible for keeping all of the systems of the body functioning optimally in some way or another. When our hormones are out of whack, you can bet your sweet sanity that you're going to notice so let's get down to the nitty-gritty. Let's talk about symptoms.


When women's hormones are not at optimal levels they can experience:


-Insomnia- Insomnia leads to a decreased production of melatonin and Human Growth Hormone which has been linked to weight gain and depression.


-Night Sweats – How uncomfortable it is to wake up in the middle of the night, drenched in your own sweat!


-Depression – Low levels of progesterone and estrogen have been proven to leave women feeling low and may lead to mood swings.


-Dry/Irritated/Itchy Skin – Hormone imbalances can leave your skin unhealthy, dry and itchy.


-Vaginal Dryness/Shrinking/Painful Intercourse: Decreased vaginal lubrication can thin the walls of the vagina, increase your susceptibility to infection and make sex painful.


-Urinary Incontinence/Urinary Tract Infections: Loss of Estrogen has been linked to increased incidences of UTI's because there are more estrogen receptors in the urinogenital area than anywhere else in the body.


-Mental Confusion/Memory Problems: If you’ve been reminiscing about the good ol' days when you could remember where you parked your car and left your glasses, you might be experiencing brain fog and memory loss due to loss of estrogen and testosterone.


-Osteoporosis/Diminished Oral Health: Hormone imbalances reduce bone mineral density, which is associated with bone loss and tooth decay.


-Low Libido: Hormone loss lessen sexual desire and sensation which can put a damper on any relationship and increases the risk for guilt and depression.


-Accelerates the Effects of Aging: Women with hormone imbalances feel like they're aging impossibly fast because the skin becomes thin and sags.


It's hard to believe but the symptoms don't stop there. Hormone imbalances can also lead to Colon Cancer, Alzheimer's/Parkinson's disease, Cataracts, Macular Degeneration, and Blood Sugar Control. At OnePeak Medical, we view Hormone Replacement Therapy as an act of self-love and preservation. You are worth it and you don't have to live with these symptoms that threaten and depress your livelihood. Schedule an appointment at your nearest OnePeak and treat yourself to the ultimate self-care. www.onepeakmedical.com


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