We Specialize in Hormone Replacement Therapy and Weight Loss. We believe that each and every patient is different so individualized and custom treatment plans are what we believe in.
The objective of preventative medicine is to preserve our health and well-being, maintain strength and function, improve our quality of life, and slow the deterioration of aging. It combines lifestyle adjustments such as exercise, healthy food choices, supplements specific to your health requirements, and natural hormone replacement.
The natural decline in hormones is a significant contributor to degenerative diseases and age-related decline in physical and mental function in both men and women. Simply put, when we lose our hormones, the aging process accelerates. Natural hormone balancing provides effective and safe solutions. Optimizing and balancing all of the hormones-estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid and DHEA-to levels we had in our youth is beneficial to both our health and quality of life.
Estrogen is secreted by the ovaries, which cease production at menopause. Estrogen protects against heart disease, stroke, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease and memory disorders. It protects against vaginal atrophy, urinary incontinence, and prevents symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes. Estrogen deficiency results in urogential atrophy, incontinence, sagging skin of the breast, increased skin wrinkles in the face, increase fatigue, depression, mood swing and decreased libido. It is of extreme importance that the estrogen prescribed be a natural estrogen and not synthetic estrogen. The synthetic estrogen has been shown to be harmful. For optimal protection, natural estrogen supplementation should be balanced by natural progesterone supplementation. You do need estrogen! However, it must be the right type of estrogen, maintained at optimal levels for maximum protection.
Progesterone is secreted by the ovaries, but ceases production at menopause. Progesterone protects against uterine and breast cancers, osteoporosis, and fibrocystic disease and ovarian cysts. It dramatically decreases pre- and postmenopausal symptoms. Most U.S. physicians prescribe synthetic progestins, which cause such side effects as bloating, headaches, fatigue and weight gain, and most recently associated with increasing the risk of cancer. The natural progesterone must be prescribed in place of the synthetic progestin to avoid the side effects and to protect against cancer. We emphasize the use of natural hormones and not synthetic hormones, which have been proven time and time again to cause significant side effects. Progesterone is very beneficial in treating premenstrual symptoms (PMS) such as mood swings and migraine headaches.
Thyroid hormones are a metabolic hormone secreted by the thyroid gland that regulates temperature, metabolism and cerebral function. It contributes to energy levels, temperature regulation, and body warmth. It increases fat breakdown, resulting in weight loss, as well as lower cholesterol. It protects against cardiovascular disease and improves cerebral metabolism. It helps to prevent cognitive and memory impairment. Thyroid hormone is probably the safest and most beneficial cholesterol lowering agent, yet it is infrequently used for this! More than any other hormone, the thyroid hormone is most responsible for improvement in energy and reducing fatigue.
Testosterone is a hormone normally associated with men, but is also found in women. Testosterone is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands, testes, and ovaries. It contributes to muscle mass, strength, endurance, decreased fat, increased exercise tolerance, enhancement of well-being and psychological status. Testosterone protects against cardiovascular disease, hypertension, body fat and arthritis. It leads to the improvement of lean muscle, increased bone density, decreased cholesterol, improved skin tone, improved healing capacity, and increased libido and sexual performance. Testosterone is the best hormone to increase collagen and elastin in the skin. It prolongs the quality of life by decreasing the diseases of aging, as does estrogen in the female. Testosterone is also present and extremely important in the female as well as the male, making supplementation absolutely recommended for both men and women. Testosterone is the second most important hormone for energy and well-being.
DHEA is a hormone secreted by the adrenal glands. This hormone is a precursor to other sex hormones. In addition to having its own hormone effect, it results in a shift to an anabolic or protein building state. It reduces cardiovascular risk by increasing lipolysis or breakdown of fat. It also stimulates the immune system, restores sexual vitality, improves mood and decreases cholesterol and body fat. Recent studies point to DHEA as an anti-stress hormone, reversing the effects of stress on the immune system.
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