Hormones are your body’s chemical messengers. Your blood carries hormones to your organs and tissues to help control things like growth, metabolism, sexual function, reproduction, and even mood. As we age, our hormone production often shifts. This change can cause a shortage of hormones such as progesterone and estrogen in women experiencing menopause. And testosterone levels can drop in both men and women.
About 80 percent of patients with a hormone imbalance are women and 20 percent are men. Women may notice hormone imbalance symptoms starting in their late 30s or 40s. For men, the symptoms may appear in their late 40s or early 50s. Men and women who suffer from hormone imbalances may benefit from hormone replacement therapy.
Ideal candidates for hormone replacement therapy are men and women who are suffering from a hormonal imbalance resulting from a lack of sufficient testosterone, estradiol, and/or progesterone. Before therapy is performed, Dr. Reen will perform a medical evaluation to ascertain your current hormone levels and decide what dosage would sufficiently supplement your body. We customize a treatment plan to meet the needs of each individual patient to ensure your unique symptoms are properly treated and you feel overall improvement.