Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT)
The current emphasis of Western medicine is to diagnose and treat disease. Many diseases including cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, and dementia are considered part of the “natural aging” process. They are expected for old people. Traditional medicine never treated aging as a disease, and so has never tried to prevent these consequences of aging.
As we age, many hormone levels naturally start to decline. The National Institute on Aging instructed several major U.S. universities to study the relationship between aging, lowered hormones, and the development of disease. They concluded that deficiencies of hormones were major contributors to the disease of aging. Worldwide research of the past twenty years has also confirmed their conclusions. There appears to be tremendous health benefits of hormone replacement during the aging process.
Bio-identical hormones are natural plant based hormones that are exactly like the hormones we make ourselves. Each person has their own hormone blueprint that is to be best for them. Levels of hormones can be measured and adjusted to match each blueprint. Bio-Identical hormones are formulated by compounding pharmacists in more convenient effective forms than standard drugstore brands. Being able to individualize a dose is superior to other traditional “one size fits all” synthetic hormone therapy, having more health benefits and fewer side effects. Our Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy options in Spokane and across Idaho may be the answer you’ve been looking for.
While no one claims to have the fountain of youth, hormone therapy holds great promise for promoting healthy longevity.
The following is a brief description of many hormones that decrease as we age. Some or all of these hormones may be supplemented during hormone replacement therapy.
The results coming in from recent research now demand that we look at aging itself as a significant factor causing diseases. We are changing our medical thinking about whether diseases that occur with aging are really normal and if they are acceptable.
What we now know is that much of the deterioration of aging is preventable with hormone replacement therapy. Other researchers realized the importance of supplementing other aging hormones. Scientists at the Gerontology Research Center of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Baltimore, Maryland , examined the roles of sex hormones: estrogen, testosterone, DHEA with age-related disturbances of the muscles, bone metabolism and body composition. They restored these sex hormones levels to those of younger healthier people. They discovered improvement in both physical and psychological functions. The findings of improved cardiovascular function improved cholesterol levels, decreased body fat, increased lean mass, body mass, improved energy, increased muscle strength and endurance were all recognized as valuable benefits of hormone replacement therapy during aging.
The theory behind supporting hormones to promote health can be understood by our experience with the hormone, insulin. Before the identification, production and administration of insulin, many people died as a result of diabetes. Once scientists able to synthesize and replace insulin, the severe changes caused from diabetes were profoundly improved. Generic engineering now enables scientists to synthesize all the natural hormones found in our bodies. This advanced technology leads hormone research beyond just treatment of diseases, now there can be a focus on correction of hormone deficiencies associated with aging. Replacing hormone levels back to what we had during our healthy youth (ages 25- 30) has been clearly shown to reverse many of the unfavorable effects that appear as we age.
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