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Old age may not necessitate that a person must accept a serious decrease in energy or constant fatigue as a given. If you experience these kinds of conditions, something may likely be amiss in your hormones. Dr. Edward Jacobson could help get to the bottom of the reasons for your energy loss and provide Long Island decreased energy treatments to make you feel like yourself again. Speak to a well-practiced physician about the potential benefits of hormone replacement therapy.

Common Causes of Decreased Energy

Many conditions could result in decreased energy. For a proper diagnosis, a doctor must rule out certain conditions by taking a thorough medical history and conducting a physical examination.

Patients are recommended to let the doctor know about any medications they are currently taking, whether prescription or over-the-counter, since some drugs may result in lack of energy either on their own or in combination with other pharmaceuticals. If the physical exam finds anything suspicious, the doctor may refer the patient to a specialist for further testing. Most people with decreased energy may not be suffering from serious, irreversible issues.

Energy levels and hormone levels are closely related. As men and women age, they have lower levels of testosterone and estrogen, respectively. With women, the hormonal loss is typically more obvious, since they may go through menopause and may experience many side effects of estrogen loss. These could include insomnia, mood swings, depression, weight gain and brain fog, and a loss of libido.

While the loss of testosterone in older men is typically not quite as dramatic, andropause is the male equivalent of menopause. Men in andropause may experience many of the same side effects as their female counterparts.

Changes in hormone levels are not limited to the so-called sex hormones. Many people may suffer from decreased energy and related issues due to thyroid hormone imbalance. Hypothyroidism, or low thyroid hormone levels, may result in a lack of energy.  An individual in Long Island could speak to a doctor about how Long Island decreased energy treatments may help them counter the side effects of decreased energy.

Bioidentical Hormone Therapy for Decreased Energy

If there is no obvious reason for decreased energy, hormones may likely be playing a part and bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) may be able to help. Natural bioidentical hormones are the same on the molecular level as the hormones produced by the human body and are typically well-tolerated by a patient’s body with few side effects.

A doctor could test a patient’s hormone levels via blood, saliva, or urine testing, and based on the results, each patient could receive a custom-tailored prescription created in a state-of-the-art compounding pharmacy. Depending on the type of hormone needed, bioidentical hormone therapy may be available in pill, injectable, cream, gel, or intradermal pellet form, with patients receiving regular monitoring and dosage adjustments as necessary. Medical professionals could help patients in Long Island understand which type of hormones they need during decreased energy treatment needs.

While a patient will not walk out of the office after their initial dosage instantly feeling energetic, over the next few weeks of treatment they may likely see an improvement in energy levels and their overall quality of life. Since optimal wellness is always the goal, each patient would also receive an individualized diet and exercise program, which could also help increase energy. A holistic approach is typically ideal for health.

Talking to a Long Island Doctor About Decreased Energy Treatments

If your energy levels are decreasing, it may be crucial to your happiness and long-term health to determine the cause and the correct therapy to remedy the problem. Call Dr. Edward Jacobson’s office in Greenwich, Connecticut today to schedule a consultation and start exploring your Long Island decreased energy treatment options.