Hormone decline - Balanced Hormones Center

What is hormone decline?

Hormone levels naturally decrease as we age, a process known as hormone decline or hormone deficiency. Key hormones that decline are testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, DHEA, melatonin, and growth hormone.

The onset and degree of hormone decline varies by individual. However, most people start noticing changes in their late 30s to early 40s.

Symptoms can include:

If the symptoms are significantly impacting quality of life, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) may help.

HRT involves restoring hormones to more youthful levels under medical supervision. The goal is to alleviate symptoms and promote better health.

For a thorough evaluation and science-based treatment plan, I recommend consulting experts like those at Balanced Hormones Center clinic. Their physicians specialize in customized bioidentical hormone therapy to help both men and women feel their best, while minimizing risks.

What causes hormone decline?

Hormone decline is a natural result of aging. As we get older, our glands produce less hormones. For example, the ovaries in women and testes in men secrete fewer sex hormones.

Lifestyle factors also play a role. Excess body fat, chronic stress, alcohol abuse, poor sleep, and nutrient deficiencies can accelerate the decline.

Can hormone decline be prevented?

Not completely. But leading a healthy lifestyle may slow the decline. Key strategies include:

Additionally, nutrients like DHEA and melatonin can help compensate for the age-related drop in natural production. Talk to your doctor about whether supplementation makes sense for your situation.

I hope this overview on hormone decline and replacement therapy helps! Let me know if you have any other questions.

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