As a woman ages, she experiences changes not only in her skin and hair but throughout her entire body and her mind. You can’t avoid losing your youth, but your health, beauty and sanity don’t have to go with it!
When you approach menopause your ovaries slow down their production of hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. Your menstrual cycle becomes erratic and eventually stops entirely, meaning that your ovaries shut down production of those hormones for good, while other hormones such as testosterone and estradiol are produced in much smaller amounts elsewhere in your body.
This can lead to a number of health issues, including:
- Weight gain
- Thinning hair
- Memory problems
- Loss of mental focus and clarity
- Lack of motivation
- Loss of sex drive
- Vaginal dryness
- Muscle weakness
- Mood swings
- Slow metabolism
- Hot flashes and night sweats
- Loss of bone density
The same problems are also experienced by younger women after a surgical removal of the ovaries, with the added discomfort of an extremely rapid onset of symptoms. Hormone replacement therapy lets you feel normal again, no matter what the reason for your menopause.
It isn’t only men who should care about their testosterone levels. This hormone drives your libido and orgasmic potential, as well as your muscle tone and metabolism, but levels of testosterone in your body fall by 30% or more when you go through the menopause.