A big drop in energy may prove to be a red flag for a more serious disorder, or it could indicate a hormonal imbalance, especially in those in their 40s and 50s. For your own well-being, it is important to find out what happened and what you can do about it if your energy levels suddenly decrease.
If you had energy to spare not long ago but now can barely make it through the day, Manhattan hormone replacement therapy for decreased energy may be able to help. A credible doctor could conduct tests to determine whether you are a candidate for this treatment and go over your treatment options with you.
While many people experience a decrease in energy with age, a significant energy decrease is outside the norm. One of the most common causes of decreased energy stems from changes in hormonal levels.
For menopausal women, the sharp decline in estrogen produced by the ovaries may cause energy depletion along with many other side effects. Men also experience a less dramatic “change of life” in the form of andropause, or decreased testosterone production. In both sexes, changes in hormone levels may cause fatigue and insomnia, which lead to decreased energy.
Other risk factors for decreased energy include:
Bioidentical hormones are identical on the molecular level as the hormones produced by the body. For this reason, they are generally very well-tolerated by patients receiving hormone-based treatments. Bioidentical hormones achieve many of the same results as sleeping pills, antidepressants and similar drugs, but they are completely natural.
In addition to increasing energy, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can address other issues common to both menopause and andropause, including lack of libido, brain fog, loss of bone density and mood swings. With bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, a patient may once again feel like themselves.
Since decreased energy may occur for various reasons, a doctor would likely run tests to rule out more serious causes. If these test results indicate a potentially serious condition, the doctor may refer the patient to a specialist. The patient should also inform the doctor about any medications they take—whether prescription, over-the-counter, or supplemental—as certain drugs may cause decreased energy.
If the tests do not indicate any significant abnormalities other than low hormone levels, the patient is likely a candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Such therapy is available in various forms, including injectables, tablets, intradermal pellets, creams, gels and patches.
The doctor can discuss the best form of hormone replacement therapy for each patient and have the appropriate dosage created specifically for that individual in a state-of-the-art compounding pharmacy. The patient should return for regular monitoring and dosage adjustment as needed.
In addition, the doctor may devise a custom-tailored diet and exercise plan for each patient, as eating right and regular exercise can also boost energy levels. For some patients, the doctor may recommend specific nutritional supplements.
If your energy levels are low and you would like to know whether Manhattan hormone replacement therapy for decreased energy is right for you, call the office of Dr. Edward Jacobson or contact us online today. Dr. Jacobson could answer all your questions so you will know whether natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is the right choice for your situation.