Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Benefits

Common Symptoms of Reduced Hormone Levels 

Believe it or not, aging is directly related to a deficiency in hormones. Labeled as Adult Hormone Deficiency Syndrome (AHDS), this condition affects both men and women. Adult Hormone Deficiency Syndrome can affect anyone at any age.

The most common symptoms are:

  • Decreased energy
  • Reduced sex drive
  • Reduction in muscle mass and strength
  • Increased body fat and weight gain
  • Mood swings
  • Depression

Hormone deficiencies affect the entire system and symptoms can also include:

  • Memory loss
  • Fatigue
  • Lack of endurance
  • Bone degradation
  • Loss of skin elasticity and compromised collagen accumulation
  • Decreased joint flexibility
  • Conditions related to impaired immune system

The best way to deal with the decline in hormones is to conduct laboratory testing to determine hormone levels and then design a specific program for the individual.

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy & How it Works

Bio identical hormone therapy or Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a medical treatment that optimizes hormones that are no longer being adequately produced by the body. Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate many different functions of our body systems. They are at optimal levels during the reproductive years and then begin to decline. Studies at Harvard University, the Mayo Clinic and many other prestigious research institutions have documented positive effects from Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy on Adult Hormone Deficiency Syndrome (AHDS).

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy can replace the hormones your body normally loses with identical hormones at levels when many of us may have been in a healthier stage at an earlier time in life. These hormones come from plant sources and can replace those normally present inside your body which results in re-balancing and restoration.

The hormones that need to be measured include the ovarian (for women), adrenal, thyroid, and pituitary hormones (including testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, cortisol, and growth hormone). Once measured bio identical hormone replacement medications can be administered and monitored by a trained health care provider.

Nutraceuticals are an essential component in a comprehensive anti-aging therapy program. Nutraceutical is a combined term from “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical.” Although it usually is used in reference to “vitamins” and nutritional or dietary supplements, it sometimes is used to indicate a food (or food products) that provide health benefits for the prevention and treatment of disease.

When it comes to which nutraceuticals to take, it can get confusing. There are incredible differences in manufacturers with wide ranges of quality and bio-availability. Bio-availability is the extent to which a nutrient or medication can be absorbed and used by the body. It is crucial to have good bio-availability to reap the most health benefits. Recommendations for nutraceuticals are part of getting you started on your HRT program and our staff will help you get all the supplies and products that you need.

A complete program of anti-aging therapy includes bio-identical hormone replacement therapy in conjunction with diet, exercise, and life style modifications.

Clients can expect:

  • Increased energy level
  • Restored sexual drive and interest
  • Reduction in body fat
  • Increase in lean muscle
  • Improved physique
  • Better cognitive function
  • Enhanced feeling of well being

In addition, other benefits include:

  • Improved bone health
  • Lower cholesterol
  • Better ability to handle stress
  • Memory enhancement
  • Restored immune function
  • Greater aerobic capacity

By optimizing hormones, it is possible to maintain metabolic and endocrine functions at optimal levels so that each individual can benefit from a healthy and vigorous life.