Could Your Lack of Energy Be Remedied with Hormone Replacement Therapy?

Fatigue can negatively impact every facet of your life, making it difficult to work, do household tasks, take care of yourself, or even to take pleasure in the hobbies and activities that bring you joy.

If you’re experiencing hormonal changes, hormone replacement therapy (HRT) could help you feel energetic again. Both men and women can feel the effects of changing hormone levels over time, and HRT can be beneficial regardless of your gender.

Some common symptoms of fatigue related to hormone changes include:

HRT is quick and easy

If Dr. St. Laurent suggests HRT, you won’t need to worry about prescriptions or shots. Instead, he implants a small pellet under your skin that slowly releases the bioidentical hormones and completely dissolves after three to six months. The procedure only takes a few minutes, and requires no recovery time.

Most of the time, the pellet is inserted under the skin of your buttock, but can go anywhere. Dr. St. Laurent numbs the area, then he makes a tiny incision and inserts the pellet, which is about the size of a grain of rice.

Sleep better, feel better

If your hormone levels are lower than ideal, you may not be sleeping well. One of the ways that HRT can help restore your energy levels is by helping you sleep better.

Andropause (sometimes referred to as male menopause) can cause sleep apnea, which can be a serious health issue and make you feel tired throughout the day. Sleep apnea causes you to stop breathing during your sleep either due to temporarily-obstructed airways or because your brain doesn’t signal your body to breath.

Women may experience night sweats or insomnia during menopause, which can leave you feeling completely exhausted. Some experts estimate that as many as 80% of women experience fatigue as an effect of menopause.

HRT replenishes your hormone levels, getting to the heart of your sleep disturbances. If your fatigue stems from poor sleep, HRT could be the path to better rest and more energy.

Exercise more, enjoy more energy

If feeling fatigued is preventing you from exercising, you may be caught in a negative loop. Exercise reduces stress and has many health benefits. And though it may seem counterintuitive, exercise can give you a burst of extra energy, not to mention that it improves your sleep.

HRT may help you feel more like hitting the gym, which may help you sleep better and feel more energetic overall. So with HRT and exercise, you can move from a negative loop to one that increases your energy instead.

If you’re experiencing unusual fatigue, it’s a good idea to schedule a visit with Dr. St. Laurent to determine the cause. If he determines that there’s hormones are to blame, HRT may be appropriate. To learn more, book an appointment online or by phone.

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