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Do you suffer from:
- Weight gain?
- Chronic fatigue?
- Hot flashes?
- Sleep problems?
- Sexual dysfunction?
- Menopause changes?
- Polycystic Ovary Disease?
Your symptoms may be a result of hormone deficiencies. Our Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy could be the answer you’ve been looking for.
As we age many hormone levels naturally start to decline. Hormone deficiencies have been proven to be major contributors to the disease of aging, and there are tremendous health benefits of hormone replacement during the aging process.
Bio-Identical Hormones are natural, plant-based hormones that are exactly like the hormones found in our bodies. Each person has their own hormone “blueprint”, and levels of hormones can be adjusted to match each blueprint. This individualized therapy is superior to traditional “one size fits all” synthetic hormone therapies, having more health benefits and fewer side effects.
Below is a list of many of the hormones that decrease as we age. Some or all of these hormones may be supplemented during our Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy:
- DHEA: This hormone is precursor to the sex hormones: testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone. DHEA reduces cardiovascular risk by increasing fat metabolism, stimulates the immune system, restores sexual vitality, improves mood, lowers cholesterol and reduces body fat. Recent studies point to DHEA as an anti-stress hormone, reversing the effects of stress on the immune system.
- Pregnenolone: This hormone functions as a memory enhancer and is a factor in cell repair, particularly in the brain and nerve tissue. Pregnenolone protects brain function and protects against brain cell injury.
- Testosterone: This hormone contributes to energy, muscle mass, strength, endurance, decreased fat, increased exercise tolerance, enhancement of well-being, and psychological status. Testosterone protects against cardiovascular disease, hypertension, obesity and arthritis. It leads to improved lean muscle mass, increased libido, and sexual performance. It prolongs the quality of life by decreasing the diseases of aging. Testosterone levels dramatically decline after the age or forty in both men and women. The most common symptom of declining testosterone, andropause (male menopause) is fatigue and is often experienced by men in their mid-forties. Testosterone is extremely important in the female as well as the male, making supplementation absolutely recommended for both.
- Melatonin:This hormone’s levels affect sleep patterns. Research has shown that cells rejuvenate and repair during the deeper stages of sleep. It is during these sleep stages that the body produces natural killer cells or CD4 cells. Melatonin increases the deep stage of sleep and stage IV sleep, thereby increasing and enhancing immunity. Improved sleep patterns serve to energize the body and improve mood. Melatonin has powerful antioxidant effects that contribute to a disease and cancer prevention. Melatonin deficiency results in poor sleep, jet lag, irritability and premature aging.
- Thyroid hormone:This hormone contributes to energy levels, temperature regulation, and body warmth. It increases fat breakdown, resulting in weight loss as well as lowering cholesterol. It protects against cardiovascular disease and improves cerebral metabolism, helping to prevent cognitive impairment.
- The estrogens: This hormone protects against heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease and memory disorders. It protects against vaginal atrophy (skin thinning), unitary leakage (incontinence), and prevents symptoms of menopause including hot flashes and temperature dysregulation. Estrogen deficiency results in the urogential (urinary and genital) atrophy, incontinence, saggy breast skin, increased face wrinkles, decreased energy, depression, mood swings, decreased libido and insomnia. The use of estrogen replacement during menopause is a classic example of optimizing hormone levels to younger levels to avoid some of the diseases of aging (osteoporosis, heart attack, and stroke).
- Progesterone:This hormone is only produced from an ovulating ovary. During reproductive years, it prepares the uterine lining for the embryo implantation. After menopause, progesterone supplementation protects against uterine and breast cancers, osteoporosis, fibrocystic breast disease and ovarian cysts. Most U.S. physicians prescribe synthetic progestins that cause side effects such as bloating, headaches, fatigue, and weight gain. Natural progesterones are as effective and generally do not cause these side effects.
- Cortisol:This hormone is responsible for the body’s ability to handle stress. Low cortisol levels contribute to fatigue, poor immune defenses and depression. Low cortisol levels inhibit the effectiveness of antidepressant medication often making depression more difficult to treat.
- Insulin:This hormone is critical for the glucose (sugar) transport to every cell for energy. If insulin levels are too low or too high, the functions of the cells are greatly impaired. Hyperinsulinemia (too high of insulin) contributes to a metabolic syndrome called Insulin Resistance Syndrome (IRS). 75% of American adults have this hormone condition, which worsens with age. Insulin Resistance Syndrome often results in high blood pressure, abnormal cholesterol and/or triglycerides, obesity, gout, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Polycystic Ovarian (PCOS) is now known to be caused by insulin resistance.
If you are looking for help with your symptoms, please don’t hesitate to call today.