Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement

As we age, especially when we pass through the forties, many natural physiological changes take place, most noticeably, the female menopause. Less noticeably, many men also suffers from andropause, the decrease production of testosterone. Much medical research has been done to show that menopause and andropause are due to decrease hormone production. Actually, these hormonal decreases are also occurring at multiple sites involving the adrenals, pituitary, ovaries, testes, and have many varied anatomical, physiological and psychological ramifications.

Aging is associated with decrease hormone production in the body, and can lead to decrease in muscle mass with corresponding increase in fat content. The brain cells also have receptors to these hormones, therefore, with decreasing amount, the mind is also affected, and can lead to decrease sex drive, decrease memory, decrease reflexes, decrease eyesight, decrease emotion or otherwise, depression.

Overall well being and productivity can be augmented with the replacement of diminishing pituitary, adrenal and sex hormones in the body.

Bio-identical hormone replacements eliminates the possibility of drug side effects. These drug side effects are now better known through the warnings of FDA on Premarin and Provera to the public and can include stroke, heart attack and cancer. Premarin, a drug produced from the horse’s urine, can lead to abnormal increase in production of the clotting factors in the liver. These drugs also have metabolites that can lead to side effects. They are also incomplete replacement because they cannot fulfil the desired physiological effects.

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The Estrogens

 

There are actually three different estrogens naturally produced by the body: Estriol, Estradiol, and Estrone. They exist in a natural ratio and proportion to one another of 80% estriol, 10% estradiol, and 10% estrone.

Each exerts an individual function and can balance the effects of the overall stimulation on the hormone receptors. Only by using the hormone according to the ratio can the body achieve hormonal balance and minimize side effects.

The Testosterone

Testosterone is the male feel good and feel strong hormone. It strengthens the muscle, and has an overall immune stimulating effect also. Psychologically, testosterone can promote libido both in men and women. Testosterone also strengthens bone. It is best to take protective herbs while supplementing testosterone.

Growth Hormone

Many over the counter products or secretogue/ precursors of growth hormone do not work and are very expensive. To achieve real results, bio-identical growth hormone has the best promise. At Grace Life, this hormone has been used to treat fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue injected into diseased knee joints with very good result.

Thyroid Hormone Replacement

Thyroid is the metabolic hormone. Too little thyroid hormone makes everything slow down. It is estimated that 15% of the population suffers from hypothyroidism. Frequently, patients, especially men, have undiagnosed hypothyroidism leading to depression, weight gain, constipation, cold feet and hands, sweaty palms, hair loss, dry skin and hypercholesterolemia. Chronic fatigue and pain patients can often benefit from extra thyroid supplement as a trial to improve their symptoms. The bio-available hormone is actually much lower than the measured amounts because of protein binding of the hormone. Therefore, the current testing in most clinical laboratories can be misleading. Furthermore, there is a phenomenon of thyroid hormone receptor insensitivity or resistance, much like the insulin receptor resistance, leading to subclinical-laboratory normal hypothyroidism.

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