Hormone replacement therapy is used to replace hormone deficiencies which can occur in both men and women of any age. These deficiencies can occur in both men and women of any age. Typically we see women around the time of menopause or in the years leading up to menopause that are having declining levels of hormones such as progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, DHEA, Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and thyroid hormone. Men typically have a more gradual loss of hormone over the years, and mainly with testosterone, DHEA, HGH and possibly thyroid. Our goal with bioidentical hormone replacement is just to replenish your hormone deficiencies, not to obtain supratherapeutic levels.
There has never been a study showing that bioidentical hormones caused cancer of any type. In fact, there are many protective and health beneficial aspects of utilizing bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to treat your declining hormones. The most common symptoms we treat for women include hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, decreased libido, joint and muscle pains, depression, anxiety, irritability, moodiness, exhaustion, weight gain and headaches.
With men, the typical symptoms include weight gain, lethargy, fatigue, memory loss, exhaustion, muscle and joint pain, decreased libido, decreased erectile function and longer recovery after exercise.
In order to replace deficient hormones, we use laboratory testing to measure your current hormone levels. Based on your lab results in combination with your symptoms, we determine a hormone replacement therapy program with lifestyle modifications that are unique for you and will replace your missing hormones to optimize your quality of life. Our mission is to help you optimize your health and quality of life while preventing ailments.
Bioidentical hormones must be prescribed by a medical provider trained in hormone balancing and restoration.
Human Growth Hormone
Human Growth Hormone is produced by the pituitary gland in the brain and is responsible for the necessary growth in children as well as increasing anabolic activity and lean body mass. It helps regulate the body’s metabolism of proteins, electrolytes, carbohydrates, and controls how fats are utilized and lean muscle is increased. Human growth hormone is considered a master hormone and affects all the hormones and organs in the body. It has repairing and restorative abilities that can help reverse cell damage, improve post-exercise recovery, improve immune response, and increase skin thickness and bone density. Deficiency of Growth Hormone has been implicated in the decline of cognitive ability and the development of dementia.
Human Growth Hormone is released during deep sleep and through pulsations throughout the day that are determined in large part by the body’s “circadian rhythms.” Human Growth Hormone levels are monitored by lab work checking for an active metabolite of HGH called insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF-1) which is secreted by the liver in response to HGH levels. Here at the Clinic of Ageless Solutions, we have several recommendations for naturally increasing HGH production using injections or supplements known as Secretagogues. Secretagogues help stimulate the body’s natural production of HGH levels where injections of HGH replenish declining levels associated with Adult Onset Growth Hormone Deficiency.