This is the story of my patient who I will call Jan. When she came to see me she was 56 years old and had been experiencing menopause symptoms for about 6 years. She was having 5-6 hot flashes every day and 2-3 hot flashes every night with sweating that soaked her from head to toe. Needless to say this was more than annoying.Details
Growth Hormone (GH ) is one of many endocrine hormones, like estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, Melatonin and DHEA, that all decline in production as we age. Hormones are tiny chemical messengers continuously secreted in the bloodstream in order to regulate the activities of the vital systems of the body. The word “hormone” is derived from a Greek word meaning to stimulate. Many of these hormones can be replaced to deter the effects of aging.
GH supplementation has been found to reverse age-related symptoms including increased body fat, decreased muscle mass, increased cholesterol, decreased stamina and energy, decreased mental function, decreased collagen production, wrinkling of the skin and loss of libido. When GH levels fall below the optimal range, supplementation can boost the body’s internal supply and production.Details
This is the story of my patient Genny. When she first came to see me she was 54 years old and had been experiencing “Menopause” symptoms for several years. She was suffering from hot flashes, sleeplessness, anxiety, depression, low libido, fatigue, weight gain and significant hair loss. She felt like she was coming unraveled.
These symptoms are more than mere nuisances; they are indicators of low Estrogen, Progesterone, Testosterone and low Thyroid.
Genny suffered from hot flashes and night sweats 2-3 times per night that made it impossible to get a good night’s sleep and she was tired and irritable most of the time, but the symptom that had her the most worried was her extreme amount of hair loss.Details
The US Preventive Services Task Force has recently reviewed the past ten years of research on the use of Pharmaceutical Hormone Therapy. The analysis, published Monday, May 28, 2012, in the Annals of Internal Medicine, combines the results of nine previous clinical trials and found that women taking synthetic estrogen or a combination of synthetic estrogen and progestin (synthetic progesterone) lowered their risk of broken bones, but increased their chances of developing a host of other complications, including breast cancer, heart disease, strokes, gallbladder disease and dementia.Details
This is the story of my patient Danielle. When she first came to see me she was 51years old and had been experiencing “Peri-Menopause.” This is the period of hormonal chaos that occurs before a woman’s monthly periods finally stop. It usually occurs between the ages of 45 to 55. Technically, a woman is not…Details
Estrogens make a woman feminine. They create the soft contours of a woman’s breasts, hips and pelvis that prepare her for childbirth. Estrogens keep the skin smooth and free of wrinkles. They enhance sexual desire, keep the vaginal membranes moist, increase physical endurance, prevent osteoporosis and promote a happy and enthusiastic mood. However too much estrogen, or too high of an estrogen to progesterone ratio, can cause significant health risks including PMS, heavy menses, severe cramping, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, miscarriages, premature births, and even cancer.Details
Estrogen makes a woman feminine. It creates the soft contours of a woman’s breasts, hips and pelvis that prepare her for childbirth. Estrogen keeps the skin smooth and free of wrinkles. It prevents excess hair growth, and keeps the vaginal membranes moist. It enhances sexual desire, increases physical endurance, prevents osteoporosis and promotes a happy enthusiastic mood. As a woman ages, however, her ovarian function begins to decline, leading to a decline in the production of the estrogens.Details
Synthetic Hormones Cause Cancer – Bio-Identical Hormones Prevent Cancer
October 21, 2010, Scottsdale, AZ – A new study released yesterday from extended analysis of the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) reveals that postmenopausal women taking combined Synthetic Hormone Therapy have an increased risk of being diagnosed with a more advanced stage of breast cancer and dying from it than women who did not take synthetic hormones.
The eleven year follow-up of 16,608 WHI postmenopausal women ages 50 to 79 years, published in this week’s edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, found that 385 women (0.42 percent) receiving hormones for an average of 5.6 years, developed invasive breast cancer, compared with 293 women (0.34 percent) who received a placebo.
The media’s reporting of this study outcome appears to incriminate all types of hormone therapy, whether Synthetic or Bio-Identical.
An accurate portrayal of objective data comparing the use of Synthetic vs Bio-identical hormones reveals that synthetic Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) increases the risk of breast cancer by 40%, while Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) reduces the risk of breast cancer by 10 to 30%.Details
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The word hormone comes from Greek, meaning “to set in motion.” Hormones are made by your endocrine glands, including the adrenals, thyroid, liver, pancreas, pituitary, pineal gland and genitals. Hormones direct and coordinate many of the most import functions of the body.
As we age the ability of our bodies to produce adequate amounts of hormones diminishes rapidly. Deficiencies of any one of the hormones can lead to significant symptoms of ill health that are often thought of as normal signs of aging. However, mounting research is showing that restoring hormone levels to more youthful levels can reverse many of the signs of aging and restore the strength, energy, flexibility, vitality, mood, immunity and cognitive function of your prime.Details
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