Natural Hormone Therapy
Natural hormone replacement therapy, also called bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, uses natural, plant-based hormone sources to restore and optimize hormone levels in our bodies. The Age Management Center of New England offers effective, medically-driven HRT solutions with a personalized, patient-centric approach.
Natural Hormone Therapy for Age Management
Aging is directly related to hormone deficiency. But the common misconception is that our hormones decline because we age. In reality, we age because our hormones decline.
Hormone deficiency, called Adult Hormone Deficiency Syndrome (AHDS), is a condition that affects both men and women and can set in at any age.
The most common symptoms of AHDS are:
- Decreased energy
- Reduced sex drive
- Reduction in muscle mass and strength
- Increased body fat and weight gain
- Mood swings
Hormone deficiencies affect our entire system and symptoms can also include:
- Memory loss
- Lack of endurance
- Bone degradation
- Loss of skin elasticity and compromised collagen accumulation
- Decreased joint flexibility
- Conditions related to an impaired immune system
What’s more, women in menopause may experience hot flashes and men in andropause may suffer from erectile dysfunction.
Although there are many products on the market that are supposed to “help” with these conditions, using them indiscriminately can actually do more harm than good.
The more effective way to manage hormone imbalances and restore a loss of critical hormones is with a personalized, informed program. This begins with easy yet comprehensive laboratory testing to determine your current hormone levels and then talking to an expert who will create a tailor-made program to address your needs and goals. Bioidentical hormone replacement may be a helpful element of that program.
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy & How it Works
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy or Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) is a medical treatment that optimizes or restores the hormones a body is no longer adequately producing.
Hormones are chemical messengers that regulate many different functions of our body. Our hormones are at optimal levels during our reproductive years and then begin to decline, sometimes at a staggering rate. Studies conducted at Harvard University, the Mayo Clinic and many other prestigious research institutions have documented positive effects Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy may have on Adult Hormone Deficiency Syndrome (AHDS).
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is a treatment designed to help rebalance and optimize hormone levels, getting patients to a healthier, more energized and more vivacious quality of life. Using natural hormones from plant sources, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy restores the hormones your body normally loses over time.
With any anti-aging therapy program, it is important to measure a broad range of hormones, particularly adrenal, thyroid and pituitary hormones—including testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, cortisol and growth hormone, as well as ovarian hormones for women. Once your baseline has been established and analyzed, a trained healthcare provider can administer and monitor appropriate bioidentical hormone replacement medications to move your hormones back toward their optimal levels.
Nutraceuticals are an essential component of a comprehensive anti-aging program. The term nutraceutical—derived from the merger of “nutrition” and “pharmaceutical”—is typically used in reference to vitamins and nutritional or dietary supplements. However, it is also sometimes used to indicate a food, or food products, that provide health benefits for disease treatment and prevention.
Deciding which nutraceuticals are best can seem like an impossible task. Indeed there are incredible differences between manufacturers, and the range of quality and bioavailability of products is equally, if not more, disparate. Bioavailability is the extent to which a nutrient or medication can be absorbed and used by the body. Good bioavailability is crucial in order to reap the full health benefits of the supplement. Our staff are experts on identifying and evaluating high-quality, highly bioavailable nutraceuticals and will help get you all of the supplies and products you need as part of your hormone replacement and anti-aging therapy program.
Diet, exercise and healthy lifestyle choices are all powerful contributors to a comprehensive age management program and support your bioidentical hormone replacement therapy efforts. The Age Management Center has staff members that specialize in creating healthy lifestyles and are available to speak with you about creating a personalized wellness and/or weight loss plan.
Age Management Center clients can expect:
- Increased energy levels
- Restored sexual drive and interest
- Reduced body fat
- Increases in lean muscle
- Improved physique
- Better cognitive function
- Enhanced feeling of well being
In addition, patients often enjoy benefits including:
- Improved bone health
- Lower cholesterol
- Better ability to handle stress
- Enhanced memory
- Restored immune function
- Greater aerobic capacity
Recharging hormones makes it possible to maintain optimized metabolic and endocrine functions so that each individual can enjoy a healthier, more vigorous life.
To learn more about natural hormone replacement therapy or determine if you can benefit from this treatment offering, contact us to schedule your initial consultation.