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Hormones help rejuvenate, regenerate and restore our bodies. Unfortunately, hormones decline every year after the age of 30, and diet and exercise will not be as effective if your hormones are not balanced correctly. As hormones decline, we age and may suffer from fatigue, moods swings, disease, obesity and lack of sleep to name a few.  We offer many service to get your hormones back in balance.  If you’re not sure, feel free to call us and ask us some questions.

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Natural Hormones vs. Synthetic Hormones

Synthetic hormones, like Provera or Premarin, derived from plant progesterone and animal estrogens, are chemicals that act as toxins in the body. Oral estrogens (especially Premarin) increase inflammation. Because they are not natural to the human body, we can not metabolize them properly.
Unlike synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones or natural hormones are replicas of the body’s own natural hormones. They’re made from soy, yams and other plant extracts, which are changed in a lab to be biologically identical to the same hormones your body makes.
Benefits of BHRT (Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy) for Women may include:

  • Reduced osteoporosis and restoration of bone strength
  • Reduced hot flashes and vaginal dryness
  • Better maintenance of muscle mass and strength
  • Improved cholesterol levels
  • Reduced risk of endometrial and breast cancer
  • Reduced risk of depression
  • Improved sleep
  • Better mood, concentration and memory
  • Improved libido
  • Fewer side effects than with synthetic hormones

 

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Hormonal Decline in Men-Andropause

Testosterone levels peak in the early to mid-20’s, and between the ages of 40 and 70 the hormone producing cells begin to wear away and men lose nearly 60 percent of their peak levels. The key symptoms of testosterone deficiency include depression, fatigue, low sex drive, irritability, hair loss, thinning and wrinkling of the skin, weight gain and weakening of bone and muscle tissue. Hormonal imbalance can set the stage for heart disease, osteoporosis, pre-diabetes, and erecile dysfunction. While many popular medications are available to help sustain an erection, none of these drugs work effectively without adequate testosterone. Like women, men can also suffer from imbalances in other important hormones such as thyroid, adrenal and melatonin.
Symptoms of Hormonal Imbalance

Mood swings Hot flashes Fibrocystic breasts
Irritability Depression Weight gain
Burned out feeling Fatigue Sugar cravings
Headaches Sleep disturbances Bone loss
Decreased strength Decreased stamina Increased urinary urge
Hair loss Brittle nails Thinning skin
Foggy thinking Low libido Arthritis
Forgetful Abdominal fat Constipation

The Role of Hormones

Estrogens

  • Protects against heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis
  • Decreases cholesterol
  • Lowers incidence of Alzheimer’s
  • Improves memory
  • Alleviates symptoms of menopause: headaches, mood swings, bloating, hot flashes, fatigue, waning libido

Progesterone

  • Helps improve sleep
  • Protects against breast and uterine cancer
  • Protects against fibrocystic disease
  • Helps fat metabolism
  • Helps normalize blood sugar
  • Helps reverse osteoporosis
  • Helps thyroid hormone function
  • Acts as a natural antidepressant and protects against nervousness
  • Regulates fluid balance

Testosterone

  • Improves brain function
  • Increases energy and feeling of well-being
  • Increases strength
  • Increases bone density
  • Increases libido and sexual sensitivity
  • Improves sexual function
  • Improves HDL and LDL levels
  • Improves cardiovascular health

DHEA

  • Improves neurological function
  • Increases sense of well being
  • Improves immune function
  • Improves stress tolerance
  • Increases metabolism

Human Growth Hormone

  • Decreases body fat
  • Increases muscle mass
  • Improves tissue healing and protein synthesis
  • Increases bone density
  • Quicker illness recovery
  • Increases capacity to exercise
  • Increases skin hydration and elasticity
  • Improves sense of well being
  • Decreases incidence of illness

Pregnenolone

  • Promotes formation of other hormones
  • Repairs brain and nerve tissue
  • Enhances many brain functions
  • Reduces aging skin
  • Improves sense of well being
  • Increases energy and mobility
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Reduces harmful stress effects
  • Reduces aging brain deficiencies

Thyroid

  • Increases energy
  • Increases fat burning, and controls weight
  • Increases your heart rate
  • Increases your appetite
  • Regulates energy and heat production
  • Effects digestion and cholesterol levels

Insulin

  • Responsible for getting blood sugar into all cells
  • Increases fat storage
  • Increases risk of diabetes, hypertension and stroke

Melatonin

  • Responsible for maintaining sleep
  • Helps alleviate “jet-lag”
  • Improves mood
  • Improves the immune system (by decreasing cortisol)

Cortisol

  • Responsible for responding to stress
  • Reduces allergic and inflammatory response
  • Mobilizes energy, improves fatigue
  • Increases your appetite for sugar
  • Decreases bone mass, muscle mass, and slows down your metabolism

Vitamin D

  • Regulates calcium and phosphorus levels
  • Needed for bone growth and remodeling
  • Regulates immune function (diabetes type 1, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, autoimmune disease prevention)
  • Regulates blood pressure and insulin production (heart disease & diabetes prevention)
  • Regulation of cell growth (cancer prevention)

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