OUR ANTI-AGING HORMONE TREATMENTS INCLUDE TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR MALES AND BIO-IDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY FOR FEMALES.
TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR MEN
Testosterone is a hormone made by the body and is responsible for the normal growth and development of the male sex organs and for maintenance of other sexual characteristics. In men, testosterone is produced in the testes, the reproductive glands that also produce sperm. The amount of testosterone produced by the testes is regulated by the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland. In healthy men, testosterone levels between 350 ng/dL and 1,000 ng/dL are referred to as normal. Normal physiology allows the brain and the testes to work together to keep testosterone in this range. The brain produces “signal” hormones that are responsible for stimulating testosterone production. These “signals” are periodically released, which in turn stimulates testosterone production. When levels of testosterone are in an acceptable range, the production of the “signal” hormones is slowed, which in turn allows the testosterone levels to decrease. Benefits of testosterone replacement therapy vary based upon the pre-therapy symptoms and other factors, but can include:
Decreased irritability and depression
Improved muscle mass and strength
Improved sexual desire
Improved visuospatial cognitive function and verbal memory
Decreased body fat (optimal results received through accompaniment of a diligent diet and exercise regimen)
Possible improvement in erectile function
BIO IDENTICAL HORMONE THERAPY FOR FEMALES
The term “bioidentical” means the hormones in the product are chemically identical to those your body produces. As women enter the menopausal years, they face a difficult decision. Their bodies’ production of estrogen, progesterone, and other hormones needed to maintain youthful vitality rapidly declines. While individual effects of menopause vary widely, many women suffer because their bodies no longer produce sex hormones at sufficient levels required to optimally sustain critical physiological processes. Depression, irritability, and short-term memory lapses are common menopausal complaints, along with hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, and weight gain. Unlike conventional hormone therapy that uses synthetic hormones or animal-based hormones that are slightly different from a woman’s own hormones, bio-identical hormones are biochemically the same as those made by the ovaries during a woman’s reproductive years. Within the category of bio-identical hormones, there are two types: preparations pre-made and distributed by major pharmaceutical companies and those made up in a compounding pharmacy. Both kinds can be created in a number of forms, including pills, creams, patches, and gels as well as vaginal rings. If you are experiencing the above signs and symptoms, you might be going through menopause. Call today to make an appointment with our Medical staff and start feeling better today!