Thoughts on Better Aging

Older Mothers May Live Longer, Ensure Quality of Life with Balanced Hormones

July 25th, 2014

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can support healthy aging in all women.

For many years now, the trend in America has been for more women to postpone having children until their 30s. Many women seem to appreciate the fact that this provides the opportunity to have the best of both worlds—a career and a family. Recently, research has begun to suggest that there may be even more benefits to the decision to have children later in life.

According to a study published in the journal Menopause, women who give birth after age 33 are twice as likely to lead exceptionally long lives as women who had their last child by age 29. In this context, an exceptionally long life is defined as age 95 and beyond.

Of course, the quantity of years you may have before you isn’t the only thing that matters. The quality of those years is also very important. Fortunately, all women can increase their chances of enjoying quality of life well into their golden years by paying close attention to the following 4 aspects of healthy aging:

  • Hormonal balance
  • Healthy diet
  • Exercise
  • Stress management

Why Balanced Hormones Matter

Hormones play a vital role in just about every system in the body. When we’re young, hormone production is optimal, resulting in feelings of physical and sexual well-being. But as we age, some vital hormones like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and thyroid drop to unhealthy levels, while others like cortisol may go into overproduction. The result is a chemical imbalance in the body that affects how women look and feel as they age.

The good news is that hormones can be brought into a more optimal balance at any age with the right treatment. At Renew Woman™, we provide a variety of treatment options to help women achieve balance. All of our treatments are based on proven science and administered based on your lab results and your symptoms.

Some of the key benefits of maintaining balanced hormones through bioidentical hormone replacement therapy include:

Reduce risk of chronic illness: Hormonal decline is a primary cause of chronic illness in menopausal women. By replacing vital hormones (especially estrogen and progesterone) women can reduce their risk of heart attack, Parkinson’s disease, and many cancers including breast cancer.

Promote mental sharpness: Properly administered bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has been shown to improve brain health, concentration, and memory, and even reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s.

Maintain your looks: Healthy estrogen levels are vital for healthy, young-looking skin because estrogen promotes collagen production as well as moisture retention. Balanced hormones also help prevent bone loss in the spine that could give you a hunched look, as well as address hair loss and weight gain.

Enjoy sexual activity: Restoring a natural balance of hormones can help women overcome issues like vaginal dryness and low sex drive that would otherwise affect the quality of their intimate relationships.

Preserve independence: By supporting bone health and muscle quality with the proper balance of hormones, women can reduce the risk of mobility issues robbing them of their independence in old age.

Supporting Hormone Therapy with Lifestyle Changes

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is most effective when undertaken in conjunction with a healthy diet and exercise plan. Measures for reducing stress are also important, because stress hormones can be very damaging to the body in large doses. At Renew Woman™, we can help you create a comprehensive plan for healthy aging that incorporates all of these factors.

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