Bioidentical Hormone Optimization

Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is designed to treat individuals who suffer from PMS, menopause/andropause, loss of sex drive, chronic fatigue, insomnia, depression, weight gain and more. All of these are associated with hormone imbalances and can be treated with FDA approved bioidentical hormones.

“We age because our hormones decline. Our hormones do not decline because we age.” This is the mantra for the Neuroendocrine theory of aging. Hormones are chemical substances in our bodies that are released to have an effect on tissues somewhere else in the body.

They act as biochemical messengers. They turn on cell functions and turn off cell functions. Gene expression can be altered by the presence or absence of hormones. Hormones control our responses to illness by controlling our immune system, our responses to stress, our sexual development, our growth and our metabolism. When hormone levels are balanced and at optimal levels in our bodies, we are more likely to enjoy good health provided our lifestyle choices are also healthful”.

VITAMIN D – a pro-hormone and not a vitamin

  • Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Protects against osteoporosis and multiple cancers
  • Boosts immunity
  • Improves mood
  • Improves brain fog
  • Has a role in reversing cardiovascular disease

HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE – the growth hormone

  • Decreases body fat
  • Increases muscle mass
  • Improves tissue healing and protein synthesis
  • Increases bone density
  • Quicker illness recovery
  • Increases capacity to exercise
  • Increases skin hydration and elasticity
  • Improves sense of well being
  • Decreases incidence of illness

TESTOSTERONE

  • Improves brain function
  • Increases energy
  • Increases strength
  • Increases bone density
  • Increases libido
  • Improves sexual sensitivity
  • Improves sexual function
  • Improves HDL and LDL levels
  • Improves cardiovascular health

DHEA – the mother of hormones

  • Improves neurological function
  • Increases sense of well being
  • Improves immune function
  • Improves stress tolerance
  • Increases metabolism

ESTROGENS – the female hormone

  • Protects against heart disease, stroke
  • Decreases cholesterol
  • Lowers incidence of Alzheimer’s
  • Improves memory
  • Alleviates symptoms of menopause: headaches, mood swings, bloating, hot flashes, fatigue, waning libido

PROGESTERONE – the hormone of pregnancy

  • Protects against breast and uterine cancer
  • Protects against fibrocystic disease
  • Helps fat metabolism
  • Helps normalize blood sugar
  • Helps reverse osteoporosis
  • Helps thyroid hormone function
  • Acts as a natural antidepressant
  • Protects against nervousness
  • Protects against anxiety and irritability

PREGNENELONE – the gateway hormone

  • Promotes formation of other hormones
  • Repairs brain and nerve tissue
  • Enhances many brain functions
  • Reduces aging skin
  • Improves sense of well being
  • Increases energy and mobility
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Reduces harmful stress effects
  • Reduces aging brain deficiencies

THYROID – the hormone of metabolism

  • Increases energy
  • Increases fat burning, and controls weight
  • Increases your heart rate
  • Increases your appetite

INSULIN – the hormone of storage

  • Responsible for getting blood sugar into all cells
  • Increases fat storage
  • Increases risk of diabetes, hypertension and stroke

MELATONIN – the hormone of sleep

  • Responsible for maintaining sleep
  • Helps alleviate “jet-lag”
  • Improves mood
  • Improves the immune system (by decreasing cortisol)

CORTISOL – the hormone of stress

  • Responsible for responding to stress
  • Helps protect you against your environment (allergens)
  • Mobilizes energy, improves fatigue
  • Increases your appetite for sugar
  • Decreases bone mass, muscle mass, and slow down your metabolism