Hormone Replacement Therapy

There is a continuous symphony of processes in our body that work in a harmonious way. Our bodies, however, change as we age. Additionally, we are being constantly bombarded by stressors that alter this balance in our systems. The environment, our diet, relationships – they all have a stressful impact on our health. Hormones are a vital part of keeping our systems functioning at their best.  We use safe and best practice hormone protocols backed by medical literature to replace and optimize our patients’ hormones using only customized compounded bioidentical hormones. The following are some of the hormones that we evaluate and replenish as necessary in women.

 

 

 

Estrogen is predominately a female hormone produced in the ovaries and the adrenal glands. The female body produces three types of estrogen. Estradiol is the most abundant during the reproductive years. Estrone becomes the most prominent in untreated menopause. Estriol is the byproduct of the other two and has the weakest estrogenic effect. In addition to the cosmetic benefits – stronger hair, smoother skin, and improved muscle tone, estrogen has been shown to decrease the risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, and colon cancer. Additionally, there is protection and/or reduction of stroke, cholesterol, Alzheimer‘s disease, menopause symptoms, memory loss, genital tract atrophy, and depression. When dosed correctly and properly balanced with Progesterone, Bioidentical Estrogen replacement is extremely safe.

 

Progesterone gets its name from being the hormone of pregnancy (Pro-gestational-hormone). Progesterone is secreted by the corpus luteum in the ovary following ovulation and hence is predominately in the second half of the menstrual cycle in menstruating females. There are receptor sites in the uterus, breast, vagina, blood vessels and brain. One of its primary roles to maintain balance with estrogen. When women reach their 40s, progesterone typically is the first hormone to become deficient because ovulation is occurring less and less frequently. This is what some term estrogen dominance, but truly it is progesterone deficiency. Progesterone’s effects include:

 

Improved sleep

Improved mood

Improved libido

Reduced bloating

Reduction of PMS and menopause symptoms

Helps with polycystic ovarian syndrome

Improves osteoporosis, ovarian cysts, fibrocystic disease

Increases HDL (good) cholesterol (Heart Disease prevention)

Decreased menstrual headache

Protection from uterine cancer

Protection from breast cancer

DHEA is a hormone secreted by nerve tissue and the adrenal glands. It is an endocrine precursor to other hormones (Testosterone, Progesterone, and Estrogen). This is one of our stress hormones and is a backup to the cortisol production in our bodies.  DHEA levels fall with age but maintaining an optimal level helps:

 

Reduce cardiovascular disease

Improve mood & well being

Decrease cholesterol and body fat

Prevent osteoporosis

Improve sleep

Improve Autoimmune Disease e.g. FDA approved for lupus

Protect against insulin resistance

Boost immune system

Modulate Neurotransmitters

Prevent diabetes/obesity

Testosterone, while less talked about in women, is extremely important. In women, testosterone is produced by the adrenal glands and ovaries. This hormone goes beyond controlling sex drive to give the body true vitality. We have seen from medical studies that optimal testosterone can:

Increase lean muscle mass

Increase endurance

Decrease fat

Increase exercise tolerance

Enhance well being

Improve bone density

Improve skin tone

Improve healing

Provide cardiovascular protection

Decrease blood pressure

Improve depression

Prevent Alzheimer’s and dementia

Improve cholesterol

Improve insulin sensitivity

Increase libido

Enhance sexual performance

Decrease aches and pains

Improve sleep

Pregnenolone is a steroid hormone synthesized from cholesterol and naturally found in the brain, gonads, and adrenal glands. It is the precursor to DHEA, estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Pregnenolone is an imperative “brain-supporting” hormone that often decreases with age, leading to memory decline, mood changes, stress and anxiety. Replenishing Pregnenolone levels can lead to improved stress, balanced mood, memory function, better sleep and less anxiety

Our staff has a lot of experience dealing with Sermorelin and HGH health issues. We can’t wait to have you as a patient and get you feeling younger.