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One of the most predictable indicators of aging is a decline in certain hormone levels. RenewFX HRT therapy reverses the aging process with hormone replacement. RenewFX Bioidentical Hormone Therapy Clinics of Houston utilize bioidentical hormones that are identical in molecular structure to the hormones that men and women make in their bodies. Bioidentical hormone therapy is often called “natural hormone therapy” because bioidentical hormones act in the body just like the hormones we produce.
Hormone Imbalance: The Cause and effect…
Hormone imbalance can lead to conditions and diseases including:
- Adrenal fatigue
- Thyroid disease
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Sexual dysfunction
- Aging Processes
Hormone imbalance symptoms include:
- Weight gain
- Limited energy
- Hair loss
- Low sex drive
- Mood swings
- Poor concentration
- Memory loss
Do any of these symptoms ring a bell? If so, you could be candidate for bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
RenewFX Bioidentical Hormone Clinic Services:
- A comprehensive review of symptoms, medical, family and personal history
- Testing – blood laboratory analysis
- Natural hormone balancing
- Ongoing evaluations
- Quality compounded U.S. Certified pharmacy
- Highest quality pharmaceutical grade supplements
- Fitness programs
- Nutrition planning
- Stress reduction plans
The good news, for both men and women, is that hormone loss and imbalance is easily correctible. Through state-of-the-art diagnostic hormone testing, we can determine your hormone levels and your unique bioidentical hormone needs.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy and Aging
In today’s world, men and women are seeking to become more proactive by taking preventive measures to guard against the symptoms of aging. Although many people turn to exercise and better nutrition as a balanced approach to aging, they are often frustrated that they cannot achieve the same results that they once did when they were younger. When your body does not respond, it can be most difficult to remain motivated due to these frustrations.
The problem often lies with the fact that as we age, our bodies experience hormonal imbalance due to the lower production of important hormones that enable us to function at optimum levels. Medically, this condition is referred to as Andropause or Hypogonadism in men and Menopause in women. For many, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement therapy or HRT can solve these problems.
Hormones are the messengers within your body that keeps it going every day. They regulate your immune system, metabolism, sexual function, and so much more. Hormonal balance is one of the most critical factors to enabling your body to function at peak performance and to maintain optimum health, mentally and physically.
Today you hear a lot about Human Growth Hormone (HGH) and Low Testosterone as there is always something in the news with regards to aging. These hormones are important but there are many other important hormones that regulate your health such as DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, thyroid and cortisol. All of these hormones are critical to your health.
As we age, hormonal production drops off significantly which leads to a host of symptoms associated with hormonal imbalance. When these critical hormones are out of balance, it can have a very negative impact upon your physical and mental health. Symptoms associated with aging are often a signal that you are experiencing hormonal imbalance. Some people will chalk these symptoms up to aging and do nothing. As hormone imbalance continues, it can lead to a cascade of health issues and gradual decline.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) provides the foundation to prevent declining health, both mentally and physically. Most patients will state that hormone replacement therapy has dramatically changed their life for the better. They look younger, feel younger, and generally have more energy and enthusiasm for life.
What is DHEA?
DHEA is a precursor hormone produced from cholesterol by the adrenal glands inside the body. This hormone plays a crucial role in the formation of the sex hormones – estrogen and testosterone – as well as fuels the transformation that occurs as the body grows and matures. Around your mid to late twenties, DHEA begins a gradual decline, which contributes to the aging process. By the age of 70, you generally have less than 10 percent of the DHEA you had in your twenties. Therapy with DHEA can be helpful in treating auto-immune disorders, obesity, dementia, osteoporosis and chronic fatigue. In some cases, it may be more effective to replace testosterone or estrogen to correct imbalances rather than DHEA , due to its role in converting to the sex hormones.
What is Progesterone?
Progesterone serves multiple functions in the body of both men and women. It is vital for regulating the sleep cycle, as well as boosting immunity and brain function. In women, progesterone is an essential hormone of the reproductive process. Many women will experience fluctuations of progesterone throughout their life cycles. An imbalance of this hormone can lead to symptoms classically associated with aging, such as poor sleep, mood swings and foggy thinking.
Progesterone also serves as a precursor hormone, converting to estrogen, testosterone or cortisol on the hormone pathway. Low levels of progesterone can lead to increased levels of cortisol and low levels of the sex hormones, which will trigger impaired immune function and a host of other issues associated with hormone imbalance.
What is Human Growth Hormone or HGH?
The hormone HGH (human growth hormone) is secreted by the pituitary gland and is crucial for normal development and maintenance of organs and tissues – especially in children. HGH enhances connective tissue growth and repair (skin, hair, tendons, ligaments), increases muscle mass and strengthens bone density throughout the life cycle.
Hormone therapy with HGH was most commonly used in the medical industry to treat children with stunted growth or young people suffering from hormone deficiencies. In some cases, HGH may be necessary for treatment of hormone imbalance in adults.
What is Testosterone?
Testosterone is the principle hormone in the group of hormones known as androgens. Although classically associated with men, testosterone serves functions in both men and women.
In men, testosterone deepens the voice during puberty, stimulates the growth of facial and body hair, increases sexual drive, and is responsible for sperm production. In regards to aging, testosterone contributes to energy, memory, mood, muscle mass, strength, tone, sexual stamina and performance.
Women must keep testosterone levels in fine balance, as it plays an integral role in mood, energy, weight and sex drive. Without enough testosterone, gaining and sustaining lean body mass can be difficult. As testosterone declines with age, it impacts weight management and sex drive.
What is Estrogen?
The term estrogen collectively refers to the hormones, estradiol, estrone and estriol. Each has a different chemical structure and function. Like testosterone, estrogen plays a role in the physiology of both men and women. However, estrogen plays a greater role in the aging process for women than in men.
The primary role of estrogen in the female body is to stimulate growth and development of sexual characteristics and reproduction, induce the changes of the breasts during adolescence and pregnancy and aid the growth of the uterine lining during the follicular phase of the menstrual cycle. Estrogen is responsible for hundreds of functions in the female body including protecting women from heart disease and colon cancer. It also regulates several metabolic processes, including cholesterol levels and bone growth.
In men, estrogen aids in the facilitation of many of the physical changes men experience during puberty, such as chest and facial hair growth, muscle development and deepening of the voice. Estrogen also helps to protect the bones and the brain in men.
What Hormone Therapy Is Best For Me?
Maintaining the correct balance of these critical hormones will have a direct effect upon how the aging process affects you. RenewFX Health and Wellness doctors are specialists that can help you determine if hormone therapy will treat or reverse your hormone imbalance and the symptoms often linked to advanced aging. Lab testing, followed by a thorough consultation, will ensure that you receive a customized treatment plan that will enable you to feel younger and live younger. The first step is to get tested. Call today to get started on your way to living your life to the fullest.
What to expect:
Our programs are customized to each individual patient’s objectives and medical requirements. RenewFX doctors expertly manage your total hormonal balance to provide a healthy, permanent outcome.
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