Do you often find yourself with less energy than you had when you were younger?
Anti-aging medicine is devoted to helping people like you halt the ever-advancing deterioration caused by age.
One aspect of anti-aging medicine is Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (or BHRT), which restores integral hormones like testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone to their proper levels.
After a BHRT treatment, patients report feeling younger, having more energy, and decreased severity of menopausal and andropausal symptoms.
Testosterone is a hormone secreted by the Ovaries, Adrenal Glands and Testes. Both men and women need it. In our office, approximately 70 percent of the patients on testosterone are women. They share their experience with friends, men don’t. Testosterone (Bio-identical) strengthens the heart muscle, improves blood pressure and protects you from heart disease. On the brain, testosterone improves memory, cognitive function, stress, and sleep and decreases the risk of getting Alzheimer’s and dementia. Testosterone helps build muscle and bones. Testosterone decreases belly fat. It increases energy by helping convert the inactive T4 thyroid hormone to the active free T3. Testosterone improves work productivity. As a bonus, testosterone improves sex drive, libido and vaginal lubrication.
Estrogen and Progesterone
Estrogen and Progesterone are hormones that work together as a symphony. They have two main functions (to prepare you to have a baby and attract a mate). After age 35 a woman’s estrogen begins to gradually decline while her progesterone drops off the cliff making her estrogen dominant. This causes her to have premenstrual symptoms. Increasing her progesterone corrects the problem. Bio-identical estrogen and progesterone decreases risk of breast cancer and colon cancer, symptoms of menopause and abdominal fat. They improve vaginal dryness, energy, mood, libido, lean body mass, sleep, cognitive function, memory, mental focus and work productivity. They decrease bladder problems and stress. Estrogen and progesterone balancing is import to remain young, vibrant, sexy and healthy.
Human Growth Hormone (HGH or GH)
Human Growth Hormone (HGH or GH), also known as somatotropin, is a peptide that stimulates growth, cell reproduction, and regeneration. It is your body Healing Hormone. When your level is optimal your body recovers from injury of surgery quicker. This is the reason many athletes seek growth hormone. GH improves wound healing, bones, sexual performance, cholesterol, blood pressure, body fat, lean body mass, mood, energy level, vision, memory, cognitive function, immune function, hair regrow, skin, and maintenance of vital organs.
Thyroid Hormone is secreted by the Thyroid Gland. It is responsible for your everyday energy. The thyroid secretes T4 (inactive) 93 percent and T3 (active) 7 percent. The free T3 is your body ignition key. It has to enter every cell to turn the cell engine on so the cell can have the energy to perform its functions. When your Hypothalamus senses your body energy is low it sends a signal (TSH- Thyroid Stimulating Hormone) to the thyroid gland to tell it to make more thyroid hormone. When your free T3 is low (Hypothyroidism) you have fatigue, weight gain, cold hands and feet, low body temperature, problems with mental focus, brain fog, insomnia, mood swings, joint and muscle aches and pains, headaches, constipation, infertility, miscarriages, loss of libido, frequent infections, hair loss, irregular menstrual cycles, irritable bowel syndrome, and allergies.
Cortisol is a steroid hormone (glucorticoid) produced by the adrenal gland. It is released in response to stress and low levels of blood glucortisol. Its primary functions are to increase blood sugar through gluconeogenesis, suppress the immune system, aid in fat, protein, and carbohydrate metabolism. It also decreases bone formation. It is the only hormone in the body that increases with age. Low levels can lead to profound fatigue and death. Cortisol is needed to cope with stressors.
Oxytocin (the cuddle or bonding hormone) is produced by the pituitary gland. It is a peptide of nine amino acids. It acts as a neuromodulator in the brain and promotes a feeling of happiness, love, and sexual bonding. It improves sexual arousal and orgasm. Oxytocin curbs your appetite and promotes a sense of well-being.
DHEA is a major player in anti-aging medicine. DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) is a steroid hormone released by the human body's adrenal glands. Because DHEA levels decline as we age, scientists have discovered that supplementing our bodies' declining levels of this particular hormone might help turn back the hands of time. After just six months of taking the supplement, older adults reported considerable reductions in abdominal fat as well as a decrease in insulin resistance.
Hormone therapy can help you:
Increased energy and sex drive
Decreased cholesterol and body fat
Increased muscle mass and results from exercise
Improved sense of well-being and focus / concentration
Reduce risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease
Enhance the immune system
Improve skin tone & texture
Weight loss and increased energy
Look and feel years younger
Improved mood and sense of well-being
Relief from hot flashes
Reduced risk of osteoporosis, diabetes and cardiovascular diseas
Treatment for signs and symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome, peri-menopause and post-menopause
Bio-Identical hormones are derived from natural plant sources to produce molecules, which are physiologically identical to hormones produced naturally in the human body. We prescribe only in the dose necessary to restore your hormones to their optimal levels. There are few, if any, side effects from maintaining normal, healthy, youthful hormone balance. Our customized-hormone therapy programs will achieve and maintain your body's intricate youthful hormonal balance, thus maximizing your quality of life.
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To book an appointment for anti-aging medicine and BHRT, call The Wellness & Aesthetics Medical Center at (210) 338-8228 or stop by our office, located in San Antonio, TX at 19016 Stone Oak Parkway (Suite 240).