How Aging Effects Our Hormones and Sex Life
Hormone loss due to aging is an harsh reality that everyone must face at some point. For most men and women, hormone production begins to slow in their 40s and continues to diminish until menopause or andropause. That’s when blood levels of estradiol (in women) and testosterone (in both sexes) drop dramatically. The physical, emotional and mental consequences that accompany this hormone deficiency can sometimes be life-altering and even devastating.
One of the most frequent complaints doctors hear from middle-aged or older patients is the loss of sex drive. Other related symptoms often coincide. These can include erectile dysfunction, difficulty getting aroused, decreased pleasure, problems achieving orgasm, pain during sex and others. Consequently, many marriages and relationships suffer in the absence of sexual intimacy.
Symptom relief isn’t enough. Although there’s a big market for erectile dysfunction pills, testosterone gels, vaginal creams and other products, these remedies are not meant to restore the body to balance. They primarily offer relief from a few symptoms. These medications may help you regain the ability to achieve intimacy, but most of the treatments are limited, imperfect and not sustainable for the long run. Some even cause dangerous side effects.
Every hormone has important tasks to perform. For most of our life, hormones have operated synergistically as a team to provide us with health and well-being. When one or more are missing, the body’s systems, organs, glands and cells are thrown off kilter.
But no one has to live like this. Rather than putting a Band-Aid on it, properly administered bioidentical hormone pellet therapy, well-used and documented, and also researched for more than 75 years, can help restore hormonal balance and have us all feeling alive again. When properly administered, pellet implants have proven to be the most effective and safest method of hormone replacement available. It is the only hormone replacement method that works with the body around the clock for months at a time to help achieve the hormonal balance that relieves symptoms and restores well-being.
According to thousands of pages of patient data compiled from men and women already using this treatment, many have reported that it has helped them to basically regain their lives, recapture sexual intimacy and in some cases, even save their marriages and relationships. That’s a strong testament as to why hormonal balance, and not just symptom relief, should be the priority for every hormone replacement therapy.
Dr. Susan Matos-Cloke owns and operates Advanced Hormone Solutions, located at 122 E. Ridgewood Ave., in Paramus. She is a certified SottoPelle-trained natural hormone specialist and a 30-year board-certified internist. To make an appointment, call 201-225-2525, email [email protected] or visit AdvancedHormoneSolutions.com.
Wayne J. Cloke is the practice manager at Advanced Hormone Solutions.