Midlife Crisis and Anti-Aging Hormone Replacement Therapy-Dr Ann J Peters
Midlife crises do exist, according to research published in February 2014 by University of Melbourne scientists. Anti-aging hormone replacement therapy provided by Ann J. Peters may reduce the negative physical symptoms many people feel as they grow older and may therefore ease the physiological and psychological effects that can contribute to midlife crises.
The study “Longitudinal Evidence for a Midlife Nadir in Human Well-being” looked for verification of what middle-aged men and women have known forever: a midlife crisis, or nadir, is disruptive and uncomfortable. The researchers looked at data collected from four different groups of people from three different countries – Australia, Britain and Germany – over multiple decades. The UK Department for Work and Pensions, and the U.S. National Institute of Aging provided support for the project.
Midlife crises can result in profound life changes, including infidelity and other relationship problems, change of professions, the purchase of sports cars and more. The U.S. Census Bureau shows the highest divorce rate – 20 percent – to be among 55 to 64 year olds in 2011. The next highest divorce rate that year was 18.8 percent among 45 to 54 year olds. These folks are in the prime of their midlife crises.
The Aging Process and Midlife Crises
Using scientific measures and surveys, the scientists were able to create graphs that plotted out human happiness. They were able to measure the happiness of the everyday “Mr. or Mrs. Jones” at age 35, 45, 55, and so on. The researchers discovered that almost all men and women show a dip in happiness around the ages of 40 to 42 years. In their official report, the scientists noted other studies that show people in the United States have the lowest measures of life satisfaction between the ages of 48 and 52 years. The researchers recognized the negative effects of aging on life satisfaction in their report.
Decreased hormone production is a leading cause of decreased life satisfaction. During their reproductive years, men and women produce hormones that regulate sexual function, reproductive behavior and other physiological functions. These hormones also stabilize mood.
As men and women grow older, their bodies slow down hormone production. Women suffer symptoms of menopause, including mood swings and hot flashes, frequent urination and insomnia that reduce the quality of restful sleep. Aging men struggle with symptoms of andropause, such as moodiness, fatigue, decrease in libido and weakness. Left untreated, these symptoms can greatly reduce the quality of life and lead to a midlife crisis.
Midlife Crisis and Anti-Aging Hormone Replacement Therapy
Anti-aging hormone replacement therapy can reverse the negative effects low hormone production that may lead to a midlife crisis. Anti-aging treatments provided by Dr. Ann Peters restores hormones to therapeutic levels and decreases the risk for midlife crises by easing moodiness, sleep problems, weakness and limp libidos associated with aging.
Contact the anti-aging clinics of Ann J. Peters, M.D., to learn if anti-aging hormone replacement therapy would help you avoid a midlife crisis. She has three anti-aging clinics to serve you.