What are Hormones?
Hormones are chemical messengers that act on receptors on cells of specific organs. Once activated by hormones, these receptors will turn on genes to produce certain proteins and other genes.
Hormones are gender specific
There are billions of hormone messengers in the human body.
There are countless benefits gained from the supplementation of endogenous hormones with bio-identical hormones.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Facts/Stats
Everyday almost 4000 women enter menopause.
Symptoms of menopause can begin 20 years prior to the onset of menopause
Male hypogonadism is present in over 33% of males above the age of 45 years old.
Men lose up to 3% of testosterone production per year after reaching their 30’s
The POWER of Bio-Identical Hormones…
Hormones are essential to rejuvenate, regenerate and restore our bodies to youthful vitality. Hormones are powerful chemical messengers that orchestrate many of the body’s internal functions and dictate the behavior of our organs. Aging can lead to gradual small fluctuations that can lead to big changes in cells and disrupt the essential balance throughout the body. There are many hormonal disruptors in our environment and in the foods that we eat.
The goal of hormone therapy should be to achieve a healthy balance. Experienced physicians can achieve a healthy balance of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone based of science rather than experimentation. Pellet therapy helps to achieve this healthy balance in a safe and hassle free manner.
Menopause, Perimenopause, Andropause…
After age 30, we see a progressive decline in the body’s hormones. With this decline in hormones, men and women experience medical issues like depression, anxiety, memory loss, hot flashes, sleep problems, libido issues, erectile dysfunction and sexual dysfunction to name a few. Research has even shown a relationship between low hormone levels and increased risk for alzheimer’s disease, osteoporosis, cancers and other age-related disorders. Hormone replacement with bio-identical hormones can have a profound effect on restoring your vitality and helping you to get more quality out of your life.
The Safety of Bio-identical Hormones
Bio-identical hormones were developed in 1939 for women who had radical hysterectomies (removal of ovaries and uterus). Since that time, there have been over 80 years of research supporting their use and efficacy. bio-identical hormones are widely used in Europe and Australia.
*Salmon, U., et al. Use of Estradiol Subcutaneous Pellets in humans. Science 1939, 90: 162
Conventional Hormone Replacement Therapies (HRT) got bad press after a Women’s Health Initiative Clinical Trial(1991) of HRT on thousands of post-menopausal women showed some alarming results: 41% increase in stroke, 29% increase in heart attacks, 26% increase in Breast Cancer, 2x increase in rate of Blood Clots, 76% increase in Alzheimer’s Dementia. The reason for these dismal outcomes was the use of synthetic hormones. Synthetic Hormones like premarin and progestin used in the study should be used with caution in post-menopausal women.
Today, with the advent of bio-identical hormones, hormones that are identical to the body’s endogenous hormones, the safety and efficacy of hormonal therapy has been shown time and time again.