It’s no secret that as men and women age, their hormone levels can decline or become out of balance. In many instances, hormonal imbalances are the root cause of many chronic health problems and they can increase the risk of serious disease.
Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) to the rescue! It can help both men and women to enhance and restore their well-being, health and vitality at any stage of life.
Bio-identical hormones have the same molecular structure as hormones that are naturally produced in the human body. This means that they can be metabolized properly, unlike synthetic hormones, which are not metabolized well and can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, blood clots and various types of cancer. Synthetic hormones are made in specific doses, which creates a one-size-fits-all approach. Bio-identical hormones are specifically formulated to meet each person’s individual needs and symptoms.
Although bio-identical hormone balancing seems to be more accepted by women, testosterone optimization can profoundly improve a man’s quality of life. It can improve cardiovascular health (as opposed to synthetic testosterones which can cause heart troubles), as well as improve strength and muscle mass. Hormone balancing may also reduce body fat, improve bone health, and help with blood sugar management. It can even relieve depression!
Because both men and women need estrogen, progesterone and testosterone at various concentrations, bio-identical hormones can be prescribed for both sexes. Estrogen, which affects libido and sexual desire, plays a role in the development of sexual characteristics and reproduction in men and women. It also regulates such physiologic processes as bone building and cholesterol metabolism.
Progesterone makes additional hormones that are important for brain function, bone health, blood sugar regulation, thyroid hormone production and libido. It also affects sleep, mood, blood clotting and immunity. Testosterone is important for improving and maintaining bone density, boosting memory and cognitive function, decreasing hair loss, building muscle and maintaining sexual function.
Initially maintaining optimal hormonal function following the five pillars of diet, supplements, exercise, stress management and detoxification is important. A careful diet will help to maximize healthy hormone production late into life. Supplements can provide the nutritional precursors to hormone and herbal stimulants to endocrine glands including the pituitary, the thyroid, the adrenals and the sex glands. Appropriate exercise has been shown to stimulate hormonal production as well. Stress can have major effects on hormone production and managing stress effectively can be crucial. Removing toxins, which are often endocrine disruptors, from the body, will allow the endocrine glands to function at optimal efficiency.
However, eventually, there will come a time when the delicate balance of our hormones begins to falter. Bio-identical hormones can provide the key to achieving and preserving vibrant health well into your advanced years.
At The Healthy Choice Compounding Pharmacy, Bio-Identical Hormone Restoration Therapy is our specialty. These hormones are available as transdermal creams, gels and patches that do not have to be metabolized in the liver, unlike synthetic oral hormones. This eliminates the clotting risk associated with oral estrogen, and also allows bio-identical hormones to be prescribed in much lower doses than oral medications.
Don’t miss a very special opportunity to learn more about BHRT from two highly regarded specialists in the field. Our very own Phil Altman, Rph and Dr. Edward Jacobson will be speaking on May 29th at Greenwich Hospital about how you can “turn back the clock” with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. This is a FREE event so please RSVP soon. Space is filling quickly – Call 914.238.1700 & Reserve Your Desired Number of Spaces Right Away. For even more information about this and another BHRT event, please go visit this link: