Give Your Sex Life a Boost with Hormone Replacement Therapy

Hormones control most of your body’s important functions, including your growth and development, your mood, and your sexual functions. Hormones are powerful, and slight changes in your hormone levels can have a huge impact on how you feel and function. 

As you age, your hormone levels gradually decrease. Every individual has a different experience, but for many men and women, this brings a number of side effects. This drop in hormones can have a negative impact on your sex life, leading to discomfort, loss of confidence, and relationship problems. 

What are hormones?

Hormones are chemicals that are produced by your body’s endocrine system. They’re chemical messengers, traveling in your blood and controlling and coordinating many important things that happen in your body. Hormones are responsible for how your body grows, how you feel, and your sexual drive and function.

For men, the main sex hormone is testosterone, which is responsible for sex drive, sperm production, and erections. For women, the primary sex hormone is estrogen, which controls the menstrual cycles, sex drive, and vaginal lubrication. Even slightly decreased levels of either of these hormones can have a huge impact on your sex life.

Hormone imbalance in men

A hormone imbalance can cause a number of uncomfortable and disruptive symptoms. For men, these can include:

These symptoms can also cause frustration, lowered self-esteem, and relationship problems. 

Hormone imbalance in women

A hormone imbalance can also have distressing symptoms for women. These may include:

Though these symptoms can be distressing, hormone replacement therapy can help.

What is hormone replacement therapy?

Hormone replacement therapy restores your body’s natural hormone levels, relieving symptoms you’re experiencing as a result of an imbalance. The hormones can be taken a number of ways, at a dosage that your doctor determines is right for you. 

Here at Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center in Henderson, Nevada, Drs. Abraham Fakhouri, F. Richard Tan, and Alexander Udell are skilled primary care physicians with a lot of experience in hormone replacement therapy. Once your doctor has reviewed your medical history and learned about your symptoms, he develops a treatment plan that’s customized for you.

How does hormone replacement therapy work?

Once your doctor develops a treatment plan, he explains how you’ll take your replacement hormones and what you should expect. There are a number of delivery options, so you and your doctor decide what’s best for you. 

For women, hormone replacement therapy restores natural levels of estrogen in the body. The hormones are available in pills, patches, vaginal rings, or creams. Your doctor helps you decide what treatment delivery method works best for you, your needs, and your lifestyle. 

Men also have a number of options for hormone replacement therapy. Testosterone can be delivered via pellets inserted under the skin, or in patches, gels, or injections. It’s important that you choose a method that fits your lifestyle so that you don’t forget to take your needed dose.

Hormones control most of the important functions of your body, and a hormone imbalance can negatively impact your mind and body in numerous ways. Hormone replacement therapy restores your body’s hormone levels, relieving your symptoms and boosting your sex life.

At Nevada Family Care & Wellness Center, our team of compassionate doctors is committed to finding solutions that support your health and wellness. Call our office today or use our online scheduling tool to book your appointment.

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