Why Your Hormones Need Replenishing as You Age
Anti-aging hormone replacement therapy carries the promises of making you look and feel younger, and decades of research and practice proves that, indeed, it does.Our endocrine system produces more than 50 kinds of hormones, or chemicals, which regulate nearly all biological processes. These hormones need replacing as you grow older because aging disrupts their normal production. Levels of certain hormones increase, while others decrease. Either way, age-related hormonal imbalance usually causes a host of symptoms and conditions.
Here are Some of the Benefits of Anti-Aging Hormone Therapy
Anti-aging hormone therapy helps restore hormones to their normal levels and in the process improves your appearance, vitality, and health. Among the known benefits of anti-aging hormone replacement are:
- Reduced wrinkles
- Improved skin tone
- Reduced fatigue
- Reduced stress
- Enhanced memory and concentration
- Better control over mood swings, bad temper, anger, irritability, and depression
- Fewer backaches and joint pains
In addition for women:
- fewer menopausal symptoms
- energy to move around more and build muscle mass and burn fat
- reduced insomnia and more sound sleep
- increased efficiency of the immune system
- reduced likelihood of developing osteoporosis and heart disease
In addition for men:
- improved muscle and tissue development
- increased bone density
- increased libido
- more energy
- feelings of well-being
There are Several Hormone Replacement Options
The range of benefits ultimately depend on the type of anti-aging hormone replacement you choose. Your options include:
Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy – Bio-identicals are the hormones processed from vegetable sources, such as soybeans and yams, but are identical in structure with the hormones produced in your body. They act and respond the same way your natural hormones would.
Used in hormone replacement therapy, bio-identicals help ease menopausal symptoms and protect against heart attacks and strokes, osteoporosis, senility, cholesterol imbalances, and even breast and uterine cancer.
Human Growth Hormone (HGH) Replacement Therapy – Produced by the pituitary gland, HGH plays a key role in tissue and organ development and maintenance. But HGH levels peak in your 20’s and, by the time you reach 60, they would have dropped by up to 80%.
HGH treatments increase muscle and bone mass and reduce fat while energizing you. They also lead to improvements in your lipid profile and immune system as well as spatial memory and learning.
Testosterone Hormone Replacement Therapy – Testosterone is sometimes described as the male sex hormone, although it is also produced in small amounts in women. Administering testosterone-based therapy has beneficial effects on muscle and lean tissue mass, bone density, and libido. Men who have undergone this treatment also report an energy boost and feelings of well being.
Other Therapies – Other common forms of anti-aging therapy use the female sex hormone progesterone to prevent wrinkles and DHEA, a steroid hormone, to introduce positive changes in sleep quality, energy, and stress levels, memory and cognition.
With the variety of anti-aging hormone replacement therapies to choose from, it is important to find one that suits you and addresses your unique needs. The key to feeling strong and attractive as the years pass is by ensuring that the hormones in your body stay at optimal levels and that is precisely what anti-aging hormone replacements are designed to do.
Patients: The compounded BHRT medications are available by prescription only. Please discuss it with your physician, or contact us with your physician’s name and contact information, and we can supply him or her with additional information.
Doctors: Contact us today to speak with our pharmacists to discuss other combinations that may be available to improve your patient’s symptoms and increase medication compliance.