Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Weston
REVITALIZE YOUR LIFE
The anti-aging technique to help you feel and perform like you did inyour younger years.
Are Your Hormone Levels where they should be?
Both men and women want to enter the second half of their lives with the energy to continue work, start a second career if they wish, enjoy their grandchildren, travel, pursue hobbies and just simply enjoy life.
There are many different factors that can disrupt optimal hormone balance. It can be part of the aging process, increased daily stress, peri-menopause, menopause and lack of sleep to name a few causes. The resulting imbalances can cause a variety of different symptoms, many of which are confused with the signs of aging. Symptoms may include:
fatigue, hot flashes, night sweats, anxiety, depression, mental fog, low sex drive, weight gain, belly fat, PMS, mood swings, brittle thinning hair, increased body and facial hair, acne, insomnia.
If you suffer from any of the above or you just have a general feeling that you are not right. You owe it to yourself to get your hormone levels checked.
As we age our endocrine system ages and thus hormones will fluctuate. In fact, we age because our hormones decline, not the other way around. Hormone imbalances occur from age 30 onwards. By age 50, we are at 50% of hormone function for estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, DHEA, melatonin, GH. Healthy lifestyle plays an important role in optimizing cellular function; however at some point organs will not produce hormones and supplementation will be needed. As the stimulation of cells declines, the cells degenerate. Every brain cell in the body has a receptor for estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. The same is true with every heart cell, every nerve cell, every bone cell, every vascular cell, and every skin cell. So with declining levels of hormones, these cells lose stimulation and eventually degenerate. Preservation depends on restoration of hormone levels.
Science and the medical field have learned how to stabilize these fluctuations to allow us to enjoy optimal health. Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy uses hormones with the same chemical structure as the hormones produced naturally by the human body.
There are five main approaches to optimal hormone health:
✓Stabilize your hormones. Three types of hormones are typically prescribed for BHRT. These include progesterone, testosterone, and estrogen. These hormones are often used in combination to restore a normal physiologic balance. The thyroid gland and adrenal glands should also be carefully evaluated. It is not uncommon to find clinical hypothyroidism and adrenal insufficiency. All of your body’s hormones should be treated and balanced simultaneously because they all work together like a symphony.
✓Identify vitamin deficiencies. Eating a well balanced diet is the best way to get your vitamins and maintain health. However, busy lifestyles and the modern American diet can leave us lacking many important nutrients. Many of today’s foods have been stripped of their nutritional value. Vitamins are important for hormones to work properly. We now have a very effective way to measure vitamin levels as well as oxidative stress levels at the cellular level. We can replace what is unique for each individual patient.
✓Identify toxins. After correcting the hormones and vitamin deficiencies we can then take a look at potential toxins on the body and how they might affect the body. Where are the toxins in our environment and how do we avoid them? How do we check for them and most importantly what can we do to remove them? We can check for allergies and inflammation.
✓ Mind & Body. Finally we cannot forget about the mind / body connection and how this affects our health. We need to remember to take time to have fun, smile and laugh. There are also many benefits to be derived from meditation and yoga.
What Bio Identical Hormones Do I Need?
Advanced Wellness Center will perform advanced diagnostic testing to evaluate your condition. Estrogen is often the hormone that is needed. With menopause, estrogen levels drop, and many women need help to feel normal.
Testosterone is another hormone that commonly needs replacing. Along with testosterone, an adrenal precursor to testosterone called DHEA is often the hormone that can be problematic.
There are many kinds of synthetic and “natural” hormones out there on the market that claim to work. But at AWC we will customize your bio identical hormone treatment for your specific hormone situation.
How do we know what to replace?
We employ advanced diagnostic testing that shows us what types of hormones your body is deficient as well as look at how your body is using the hormones.
Once your hormones are in harmony again, the symptoms will usually disappear.
When your hormones are properly balanced, your quality of life will improve. You’ll feel younger, more energized and more emotionally balanced. Hormones are the chemical messengers of your body, so when they’re properly balanced and functioning, all of you body systems work more smoothly.
When Will I Notice Improvements?
Every candidate is different, however most notice improvements in mood and sleep during the first week of treatment. Significant improvements will be noticed after undergoing a second pellet treatment and are enhanced when paired with exercise and a healthy diet