Preservation of Youth through Hormone Replacement, Anti-oxidants and Lifestyle Modification
Are you tired of feeling old? Maybe your hormones need a pick me up.
As we age many of the naturally occurring hormones become deplete in our bodies.
The female hormones, estrogen and progesterone, the male hormone testosterone, thyroid hormones for metabolism, adrenal hormones for stress and inflammation all can be supported through supplementation or prescription medication.
Americans are living longer than ever before. Life expectancies at both age 65 and age 85 have increased. Under current mortality conditions, people who survive to age 65 can expect to live an average of 18.5 more years. As we age, quality of life, ability to function, and prevention of disease become more important
Risk of heart disease in woman after menopause is greater than that of men. Supporting female hormones can prevent the symptoms associated with menopause like hot flashes, low libido, bone loss, and poor concentration, to name a few.
Men after age 45 begin to decrease their male hormone Testosterone and can have symptoms of fatigue, muscle loss, loss of libido, and moodiness. the typical grumpy old man, is usually testosterone deficient, and other disease processes such as diabetes and under active thyroid and can compound the situation.
Under active thyroid can produce symptoms of sluggishness, weight gain, swelling, constipation. most people feel better with optimal thyroid function.
Low adrenal function is associated with poor response to stress and inability to reduce inflammation throughout the body.
Bio Identical Hormone Replacement
Bio Identical Hormone replacement uses a philosophy that the body’s natural hormones can be replaced using similar hormones to what the body makes on its own. These natural hormones can be compounded by a specialized pharmacist for oral or topical application and are dose adjusted to each individual. Hormone replacement is valuable for metabolism, anti aging, brian function, sexual function, mood, memory and virtually every body function is affected by hormones.
Oxidation and Aging
The more oxygen we consume the more oxidative stress our bodies have to defend against. Oxidation is literally the same to our bodies as rusting is to metal. As we age, anti-oxidant protection from the damages of produced by oxygen, sun light and wear and tear, become more and more important. See IV vitamin therapy
In addition to optimal hormone levels and optimal nutrition, there are some key lifestyle modifications that will improve quality of life.
- Avoid tobacco and excessive alcohol
- Avoid excess saturated and animal fats
- Avoid Process foods
- Increase hydration, drink more water
- Eat foods with high water content (fruits and vegetables)
- Eat plenty of colorful foods (fruits and vegetables)
- Eat plenty of raw foods (fruits and vegetable)