Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement

The Fountain of Youth… Maybe.

Anti-Aging/Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement.
Are you tired? Feeling worn out? You may be suffering from a hormone deficiency or imbalance. Hormones play a crucial role in the functioning of your body. Their levels and balance are extremely important to your health, mood, and well-being. As we get older our bodies becomes less effective in producing vital hormones. Find out how Ameri-Cal can help you identify and replace those hormones that you may be lacking and findyourself a new lease on a more vital and active life.

Don’t you want to feel as good as you look? Our society has been so focused on looks that how you feel has been forgotten. What use is it to look like you are 20 when you feel like you are 70? Why put up with fatigue, low energy, memory loss, weakness, poor sleep, and loss of libido when these symptoms can be often reversed with bio identical hormonal replacement therapy. As you age, the hormonal production by your body decreases. And to make the situation worse, the hormones that are produced are less potent and less effective. There is no reason to live with these symptoms when simple replacement of the hormones to an optimal level will make you feel better look better and be better. The health benefits are amazing. Men and women benefit from BHRT (bio identical hormonal replacement therapy). If you’re over 40 you need help. Your hormonal levels are already starting to fall. Simple blood tests and a consultation can determine what you need.

Hormones are the chemical messengers of the body. They are produced by the body and then usually excreted into the blood. When the hormone arrives at the target cell the hormone attaches to a receptor on the cell and then stimulates that cell or organ to act. Hormones are critical to the proper function of the body. Hormones control metabolism, sexual arousal, growth, immune function, memory, and mood. Hormones prepare the body for mating and stress. Hormones control the reproductive cycle. When the hormone levels decrease, so does the body.

Most men need growth hormone, testosterone, thyroid, DHEA, melatonin.

Most women need growth hormone, testosterone, estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, DHEA, melatonin.

Are hormones safe?

To answer this question, you need to understand that there are two types of hormones. First there are synthetic hormones. These are made by a pharmacy to act like the hormones made in your body. Synthetic hormones have significant risks, as documented in the Women’s Health Initiative. The synthetic hormones are not the same as the hormones that are produced by your body. The differences are significant enough that these hormones are associated with many side effects; including clotting, increased risk of cancer, and coronary artery disease.

Bio-identical are hormones that exactly match the hormones made in your own body. They are not associated with the severe side effects of the synthetic hormones. When used appropriatelyBHRT is safe and very effective.

Dr. Schwartz in a two part set of articles does an extensive review of the medical literature. His conclusions are that BHRT in older patients is safe and can reverse many of the effects of aging and can improve your quality of life.

Schwartz E, Holtorf K. Hormone replacement therapy in the geriatric patient: current state of the evidence and questions for the future. Estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and thyroid hormone augmentation in geriatric clinical practice: part 1. Clin Geriatr Med. 2011 Nov;27(4):541-59.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22062440

Schwartz E, Morelli V, Holtorf K. Hormone replacement therapy in the geriatric patient: current state of the evidence and questions for the future: estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, and thyroid hormone augmentation in geriatric clinical practice: part 2. Clin Geriatr Med. 2011 Nov;27(4):561-75.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22062441

Dr Fourier monitored over 80000 women over a period of 8 to 12 years. Bio-Identical hormones showed no increased risk for breast cancer.Fournier A, Berrino F, Clavel-Chapelon F. Unequal risks for breast cancer associated with different hormone replacement therapies: results from the E3N cohort study. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2008 Jan;107(1):103-11. Epub 2007 Feb 27. Erratum in: Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2008 Jan;107(2):307-8.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=17333341

 Dr. Morois observed a decrease in colon cancer women on Bio-Identical hormone therapy:Morois S, Fournier A, Clavel-Chapelon F, Mesrine S, Boutron-Ruault MC. Menopausal hormone therapy and risks of colorectal adenomas and cancers in the French E3N prospective cohort: true associations or bias? Eur J Epidemiol. 2012 Jun;27(6):439-52.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22644109

Dr. Engel documented a decrease in osteoporotic fractures in women on hormonal replacement therapy.Engel P, Fabre A, Fournier A, Mesrine S, Boutron-Ruault MC, Clavel-Chapelon F.Risk of osteoporotic fractures after discontinuation of menopausal hormonetherapy: results from the E3N cohort. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 Jul 1;174(1):12-21.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21555715

Dr. Khaw monitored over 11000 men. Those men with the lowest testosterone levels had the highest mortality rate. Which group would you like to be in?Khaw KT, Dowsett M, Folkerd E, Bingham S, Wareham N, Luben R, Welch A, Day N. Endogenous testosterone and mortality due to all causes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer in men: European prospective investigation into cancer in Norfolk(EPIC-Norfolk) Prospective Population Study. Circulation. 2007 Dec 4;116(23):2694-701.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18040028

Dr. Traish found that testosterone deficiency was associated with diabetes, obesity, and an increase in mortality.Traish AM, Miner MM, Morgentaler A, Zitzmann M. Testosterone deficiency. Am J Med. 2011 Jul;124(7):578-87.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21683825

 

What can hormones do for me?

Your hormone levels fall as you age; hormones are critical to the functioning of your body. Without hormones your cells no longer have the stimulus to maintain themselves. Simple bio identical hormone replacement will stimulate your cells to rejuvenate. With proper bio-identical hormone replacement you can expect more energy, increased strength, better memory, sounder sleep, improved libido, stronger bones and muscles, enhanced skin, decreased coronary disease and diabetes, weight loss. Why settle for the effects of age when you can have an improved quality of life. Fight back.

 

Libido (male)

Have you lost your sexual urge and drive? Are your erections not as great as they used to be? Do you no longer wake up in the morning with an erection? Proper hormonal balance is the key to healthy sex. You cannot perform properly if your body is not ready. Men depend on testosterone and DHEA for potency and performance. After the age of forty your testosterone levels start to fall. By the age of 60 most men have inadequate testosterone levels. Do not suffer! Have your hormonal levels checked and optimized.

Libido (female)

No longer interested in sex? Is vaginal dryness making intercourse painful and difficult? Hormones are vital in maintaining sexual drive in women. Without hormones you lose the urge for sex. Without hormones there is a loss in vaginal wall thickness and lubrication that can make sex a painful event. Optimization of your hormonal balance can make a huge difference. Consider having your hormonal levels evaluated.

Fatigue

Do you have trouble getting all your work done? Are you tired and worn out? Do you only achieve a fraction of the work each day that you used to do? Would you rather go to bed at 9PM rather than dancing all night.   Without the hormones to support your energy needs, it is impossible to have the same amount of vigor that you had when you were 30? With optimization of your hormonal balance you will notice a world of difference in the way you feel.

Memory

Have your lost your keys again? Forgot the name of the person you were just introduced to? When was your anniversary? Can’t remember why you went to the store? I am sure that there are things that you want to forget, but it should be your choice. When your metabolism is poor, how can you expect your brain to function properly? Do not forget to have your hormones checked and optimized?

 

Obesity? Beer Belly? Weight gain?

Do not blame yourself for not having the body you had when you were 30 years old. Without the hormones, your body’s metabolism falls. You no longer burn all those calories you eat. Those excess calories are deposited as fat. Especially visceral fat. Visceral fat increases your risk for diabetes; hypertension, and heart attacks. Fight back. Optimizing your hormones will help you lose those extra pounds and regain the body you used to have.

Loss of muscle and bone.

Anabolic hormones build up the body. The loss of these hormones means that the body slowly deteriorates.   Muscle mass falls. Bones become thinner. Hair falls out. Skin loses its texture and elasticity. Do you want your body to age and fall apart? There is no reason to accept this decay without a fight! Get your anabolic hormones started today.

Sleep

When is that last time you slept all night and felt invigorated when you woke? As you would expect, hormones are key to the body’s natural rhythms, including sleep. With the loss of hormones the body can become confused. You have a difficult time getting to sleep and staying asleep. Careful hormonal replacement will help.

Skin and Hair

Skin and Hair are one of the first signs of aging. Skin and Hair are in a constant cycle. As the old skin and hair is lost, new skin and hair grow to replace the loss. So you can understand why the proper hormonal balance critical to maintaining healthy skin and hair. Many creams have been developed to help the skin look better, but proper hormonal replacement will allow the skin and hair to be better.

DHEA

Clinical studies have demonstrated that DHEA has a beneficial effect on immune response, sex drive, metabolism and emotional stability. DHEA benefits the immune system and reduces the visceral fat associated with diabetes mellitus. Other health-related benefits include support of cognitive function, helping the body cope with stress, and protection against heart disease through its effects on lipids and body fat.

Melatonin

Melatonin regulates the circadian rhythm as well as the deep stages of sleep. Studies suggest that the immune system depends on melatonin’s effects of deep sleep. In the January 1997 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, melatonin was demonstrated to be a powerful antioxidant hormone that can protect against cancer. There are hundreds of studies showing that melatonin can scavenge free radicals, and be a safe sleep-enhancing hormone.

Pregnenolone

Failure of memory and lack of mental clarity can be among the most frustrating aspects of aging. Studies indicate that pregnenolone might be beneficial against age-related cognitive decline.

Thyroid

This metabolic hormone secreted by the thyroid gland regulates temperature, metabolism and cerebral function. Insufficient thyroid levels result in fatigue, increased cholesterol levels and increased risk of coronary artery disease. With age, thyroid hormone levels gradually decline resulting in a decreased metabolism, which affects all cells and organs. Low thyroid causes low energy, and thinning of hair, skin and nails. The dictum that normal levels are not optimal levels is extremely important when it comes to thyroid.

Testosterone

Although testosterone is the primary male hormone, women also benefit from its supplementation. Levels of testosterone decline with age in men and women. At optimal levels, research shows testosterone increases bone density and bone formation, enhances energy and sex drive, decreases body fat, increases muscle strength, lowers blood pressure and modulates cholesterol levels. Testosterone is a hormone that neither man nor women should be without and there is scientific evidence to support this.

Estrogen

Over 50 years of studies demonstrate that loss of estrogen increases cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, osteoporotic fractures, urogenital atrophy, macular degeneration and depression. Recent studies sort out the confusion created by the WHI (Women’s Health Initiative) and conclude that synthetic estrogen can cause harm, whereas bio-identical hormones avoid the harm and provide a significant protection. A thorough literature review helps sort out the differences and provides credence and confidence for the use of bio-identical estrogens…

 Progesterone

Data demonstrates that synthetic progestins (synthetic hormone) increase the risk of breast cancer, heart disease, strokes, bleeding, and depression. Studies demonstrate that not only does micronized progesterone (bio-identical) not increase these risks, but it also protects against them. Studies demonstrate a synergistic effect of progesterone with estrogen, whereas progestins negate estrogen’s positive benefits. This literature review will demonstrate the difference between progesterone and progestins and how this difference is the key to understanding the importance of progesterone.