As of 2016, there were more than 76 million baby boomers in the United States, and the majority of them began turning 65 in 2011. As many are feeling the effects of losing their vitality, libido, muscle tone, and other body issues that are making them feel “old.”
Why? For many, the reason is simple: lower testosterone levels and lower hormone levels due to aging. It’s a simple fact of life – the older we get, the hormone levels drop causing some to “feeling old” issue. But there are some options to simply accepting the inevitable. And the biggest one is bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT).
It isn’t only aging that causes problems with testosterone and other hormone levels. Certain medical issues like fatigue, hypertension, diabetes, and some medications patients take for these conditions – especially anti-hypertensive medications – can impact testosterone.
Other factors that can impact testosterone levels include lack of exercise, endocrine disorders; sleep problems, chronic stress and nutritional deficiencies can all lead to lower testosterone levels.
For many baby boomers looking to regain their youthful energy, sex drive and vitality, hormone replacement therapy is the answer. It helps reduce symptoms caused by the natural decrease in hormones that are produced in the body, re-establishing the body’s hormonal balance. In essence, it’s replacing the hormones that the body no longer produces.
So how does hormone replacement therapy help?
For men, hormone replacement therapy uses “bioidentical hormones” which are similar to natural testosterone. The immediate benefit is usually an increase in performance. The therapy helps to not only improve sex drive, but also helps with erectile dysfunction and overall sexual performance.
For women, hormone replacement therapy uses bioidentical hormones similar to estrogen, a hormone that is responsible for over 300 different bodily functions. In addition to boosting sex drive, the therapy also helps with vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. Another surprising benefit is that the weight-gain associated with depleted estrogen levels is mitigated with hormone replacement therapy.
In both cases, the BHRT was effective. And the hormone replacement therapy in men wasn’t only helpful for an increased sex drive, but it also helped with increased muscle mass, and a decrease in body fat and body fat percentage. In women, benefits included less fatigue, improved mood, less hot flashes and an increase of muscle mass.
Studies have shown that BHRT is very powerful, and not only has the potential to help in the aging process in both men and women, but can also help to reduce overall body inflammation that is often the precursor to all types of diseases.
It has also shown to have the potential to reduce the risk of developing many other diseases including cardiovascular disease, metabolic syndrome, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease and many others.
The bottom line is that BHRT can help improve the quality of life of more than 76 million baby boomers.