With time, comes changes, and this is especially true for the human body, and for women, that unfortunately means going into menopause at some point in late-middle age. As dreaded as it is for many women and how dramatic of a transformation it may be shown to be in the media or with the loved ones in your life, that doesn’t mean that you have to go through the same fate before you’re ready. Luckily, with modern advancements in regenerative medicine, women in Denver and Aspen have the chance at Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and a more vibrant experience later into life.
At the Aspen Institute for Anti-Aging and regenerative medicine, we help the men and women of Colorado hold on to their vitality for as long as possible with a number of regenerative medicine therapies. From addressing targeted areas, such as knees, wrists, or your back, with treatments like exosome therapy to addressing your whole body with HRT, we have something to help with a wide variety of ailments, both those related to aging and those that may have more to do with preexisting conditions.
What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?
Hormone Replacement Therapy or HRT, is a therapy for both men and women struggling with the onset of late-middle age or a medical condition that negatively affects your hormone levels. For men, this can be as simple as injecting testosterone or applying it to their skin. For women, it’s more involved, as testosterone, progesterone, and estrogen all have to be monitored and possibly adjusted, however, this doesn’t mean significantly more work on your part.
All of our HRT methods at the Aspen Institute and in general are fairly easy to administer. Some of your options include tablets, creams and gels, vaginal rings, and skin patches. The type of HRT that’s right for you will ultimately determine how it’s administered, as not all Hormone Replacement Therapy is performed because of the onset of menopause, some of the other reasons a woman might choose hormone replacement are because they’ve had their uterus removed and want to restore estrogen levels, or if you’re experiencing menopausal symptoms before menopause, such as vaginal dryness and irritation.
How Can Women Benefit From HRT?
For women, HRT serves up a wide range of benefits, from a higher libido to fuller hair and more. With the physical benefits of HRT, you may also see cosmetic and mental health benefits because of the physical boost. From your everyday comfort and appearance to your physical health, the benefits of HRT are vast and build on each other.
Physical Benefits — With your HRT treatments, you can expect to see a number of benefits in the short term, such as relief from vaginal dryness and hot flashes and an increased libido, as well as long term benefits that stem from the treatment. With more energy to support your activities, it’s likely that you’ll improve muscle function and stability. This not only helps you function and feel better now, but it should also serve to improve your bone health and prevent ailments like osteoporosis. With increased exercise, especially including weight training and other high impact activities, you should also see greater bone density.
Cosmetic Benefits — The cosmetic benefits of HRT include the energy to get in shape as well as a better ability to build muscle. Naturally, this should lead you to increased toning throughout the areas that you exercise, helping to make a beach body that much more possible as you age. You may also find that your hair gets thicker, helping to offset any thinning you’ve seen as you’ve aged.
Mental Health Benefits — Around the time that menopause sets in, women start to see a variety of issues that could affect their overall mental health. Even the burden of so much change at once could easily lead a person to anxiety or depression, not to mention the very evident mood swings, irregular periods, and difficulty sleeping that many women experience . With HRT, you can reduce the impact of all these things, making for a more bearable, happy, and healthy life.
Trust Your Hormone Replacement Therapy to the Aspen Institute
In Denver and Aspen, those seeking regenerative medicine, to heal naturally, or to regain the stamina and virility they once had, the Aspen Institute of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine is here to help. Reach out to us today to see how we can help with HRT or other treatments meant to help you thrive through the aging process.