A balanced program of hormone replacement therapy might be the best health insurance you can buy!
It is possible to stop much of the undesirable aspects, symptoms and diseases associated with aging. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is a science which has shown to improve the quality of your life. During your initial consultation, a detailed history with symptoms will be taken. Following this, laboratory evaluation will be done. With these results, a personalized hormone supplementation program will be prescribed for you. Each individual will be monitored and balanced for optimal benefits. Natural hormone supplementation can help your healthy aging.
Hormones are not drugs. Hormones are natural substances which function as messengers to stimulate cells to heal, reproduce and rejuvenate. Disease and symptoms of aging occur when hormone levels decline. Only natural hormones will be prescribed. You will achieve all of the benefits of hormone replacement without the risks and side effects associated with synthetic hormones. The following is a list of the hormones that will be measured and monitored:
By age 40, DHEA has declined markedly. Replacement results in immune enhancement, therefore making DHEA extremely important in cancer and infection prevention. DHEA is a precursor to the sex hormones and is therefore a important building block in the production of these hormones. DHEA helps the breakdown of fats and cholesterol, while reducing the formation of atherosclerotic plaques.
Replacement with natural estrogen protects against heart disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and osteoporosis in women. Estrogen prevents symptoms of menopause such as hot flashes, temperature deregulation, mood swings, urogenital atrophy, decreased libido and depression. Estrogen lowers LDL cholesterol and raises HDL (the good cholesterol).
Replacement with natural progesterone protects against uterine and breast cancer plus osteoporosis. Progesterone reduces symptoms of menopause. Progesterone occurs naturally with estrogen and should be prescribed concurrently to balance estrogen.
This hormone is produced by the pineal gland and declines significantly by age 40. Melatonin controls circadium rhythm and sleep cycles. It induces sleep, improves quality of sleep and increases REM sleep and deep stage IV sleep. During this deep stage of sleep, the immune system is stimulated. It has anti-cancer effects and modulates immune function by activating the cytokine system (lymphocytic function).
This hormone is necessary in both men and women and declines steadily after age 30. Testosterone is responsible for sustaining libido, muscle mass and immunity. It protects against disease in men plus the degeneration of muscle, bone, tendon and joints. It is a great mood enhancer and imparts a sense of well being in again men and women.
This metabolic hormone decreases steadily with age. Lack of thyroid hormone results in cold intolerance, fatigue, lassitude, weight gain, increases cholesterol, thin and dry skin, hair loss, thin and brittle nails. Replenishment results in reversal of these symptoms plus increased energy and metabolism.
Decline of this hormone occurs after age 30. This hormone aids in cellular repair of the central nervous system and is the most potent memory enhancer of all the hormones.