As men and women grow older, it isn’t uncommon for them to begin to experience negative side effects from the changes in their hormone levels. One such hormone is DHEA, a hormone that occurs naturally in the human body. This hormone is largely responsible for slowing aging, improving sharpness of thinking, and aiding sexual desire.
What are the Benefits of DHEA Hormone Replacement Therapy?
The DHEA hormone occurs naturally in the human body, but it can also be taken supplementally to improve the health and wellness of certain individuals. There are many benefits to older adults interested in participating in DHEA hormone replacement therapy.
Both men and women may experience reduced sexual desire as they age. In men, this may surface as a erectile dysfunction disorder. In women, this may present as decreased sexual desire. Through the use of DHEA hormone replacement therapy, both men and women can experience improved sexual desire.
As we age, we may begin to experience deteriorating health and wellbeing. In both men and women, this can appear as decreased energy, difficulty sleeping, or depression. Both men and women can use DHEA hormone replacement therapy to improve their overall health and wellbeing.
In some cases, DHEA hormone replacement therapy is also being used to target specific conditions. While this method is not used widely by medical professionals, some success has been experienced using the DHEA hormone to lessen the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, lupus, osteoporosis, and other chronic conditions.
Aging adults may experience slowing of the metabolism, making weight loss difficult and weight gain hard to avoid. Through the use of the DHEA hormone, both men and women can decrease the accumulation of abdominal fat.
How Does DHEA Hormone Replacement Therapy Work?
At Premier Health & Wellness, we have experience the most success using an oral DHEA hormone tablet with our patients. These tablets are prescribed by a doctor and are taken once a day. Unlike other methods, this tablet is able to release continuous DHEA levels over the course of 24 hours. In comparison, over-the-counter options typically offer fluctuating levels over the course of 6 hours, requiring multiple tablets a day.
The goal of administering the hormone in this fashion is to increase DHEA hormone levels in older adults to the same levels expected in healthy twenty and thirty year olds.
What are the Risks and Side Effects of DHEA Hormone Replacement Therapy?
There are no known risks associated with participating in DHEA hormone replacement therapy. In some cases, patients may experience mild effects over the course of the hormone replace therapy. These side effects are very rare, and include acne, unwanted hair growth, and liver dysfunction.
If you are an aging adult who is experiencing deteriorating wellness, weight gain, or decreased sexual desire, you may be a perfect candidate for DHEA hormone replacement therapy. To learn more about this treatment, call 512-459-4405 or click here to schedule an initial consult with Dr. Edgerton.