Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), used by our Plano chiropractor, uses exact replicas of the hormones made naturally in our body. They have the identical molecular structure as the hormones made by the human body hence the name bioidentical.An overview of the main hormones will allow a better understanding of what the physiological processes are in your body, how they affect your body and the role of each of the hormones.
Estrogen is responsible for female characteristics and sexual functions, and is vital to every female. Estrogen is also present in men but at a much, much lower level. Research has shown that low estrogen levels in females are the primary culprit of unpleasant menopausal issues like hot flashes, night sweating and dryness. Women can also experience a loss of their sex drive from an estrogen imbalance. Since they’re estrogen dominant, this may cause some major mood swings. Low levels of estrogen can also increase a woman’s risk of heart disease, stroke, and bone fractures. Researchers have also found that the correct estrogen levels can produce the following benefits: help to maintain firm skin, help to retain muscle tone, help to support healthy neurological, immune and sexual functions and produces a greater feeling of well being.
Progesterone is primarily responsible for ovulation and menstruation. When it is not balanced, the following symptoms can exist: insomnia, foggy thinking, mood changes, joint and muscle pain and weight gain. When estrogen and progesterone are out of balance in the body, women are more likely to become affected by osteoporosis.
Testosterone is the primary male sex hormone and is needed for optimal health and sexual performance in men. Symptoms of low testosterone include: fatigue, loss of lean muscle mass, a greater risk of osteoporosis, cardiovascular disease, increased abdominal fat and a lower libido. Additional symptoms of decreased levels of testosterone in the body are an adverse affect on your brain and emotions creating symptoms such as irritability, aggression, and a lack of enthusiasm. Research also shows that by age 60 men typically produce 60% less testosterone than they did when they were in their 20’s. In fact we actually see a significant reduction in all males and females of hormone levels after the age of 30. One of the worst reported symptoms of hormone decline typically found in both men and women is the inability to sleep. Multiple studies have underscored the critical need for bioidentical hormone replacement to ensure people who use them have the best years in their golden years so they can maintain independence as long as possible…Read More
DHEA is the body’s most abundant circulating hormone. Research has shown that DHEA production peaks by age 25 and drops dramatically each year thereafter. DHEA can increase your testosterone levels, restore muscle mass, improve body fat ratio, improve memory, boost the immune system, and also used in combating auto-immune disorders, obesity, senile dementia, osteoporosis, chronic fatigue syndrome, and depression. DHEA can also promote flexibility in the body and raise stamina and endurance levels. DHEA also plays an important role in the satiation mechanism that tells the brain when you’ve had sufficient food to eat and it inhibits the conversion of glucose to fat. When your body is low on DHEA fat piles on quickly whether you are eating carbohydrates or not because there is nothing to inhibit the conversion of glucose to fat. DHEA also protects against arterial sclerosis by lowering cholesterol and insulin levels in the body. It has also been shown to help protect your brain from Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease by protecting the neurons…Read More
HGH (Human Growth Hormone) – HGH does the following within the body: helps in tissue repair, helps in cellular re-growth, helps with the healing capacity of the body, helps with the upkeep and maintenance of organ function, maintains brain and memory function, and stabilizes, normalizes and balances enzyme production. It revitalizes hair, nails and skin so they will not diminish with age. A deficiency or a decrease in the production of HGH in the body can lead to among other things stress, malnutrition, and premature aging. Research has shown that multiple hormone deficiencies are common place and in fact occur in over 45% of the population over the age of 40. While excellent high quality organic fruits and vegetables, vitamins and mineral supplements, chemical free living and exercise are an important part of a healthy sustainable life, they will not save us from a hormone decline. One of the worst reported symptoms of hormone decline typically found in both men and women is the inability to sleep. Aging and hormonal deficiency is innately built into everyone and is simply like a ticking time bomb. Bioidentical liposomal delivered hormone creams help defuse this built in time bomb. Bioidentical hormone replacement creams help maintain your health, energy and vitality.The bioidentical creams can provide the foundation for extending good health and well being. Modern science and research regards aging as a disease. It also regards this aging as something that is treatable and preventable. If you would like to slow down the aging process, restore energy, vitality and look and feel years younger, bioidentical liposomal delivered hormone creams are your answer…Read More