Bio-identical hormones are derived from naturally occurring sources and are designed to replicate the chemical structures that are produced naturally by our bodies.
These levels of hormones start to decline at age 20. Multiple significant deficiencies are present as early as the 40’s. Some people may develop their first major deficiency around age 30, and even on deficiency can have huge effects on quality of life.
Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Treatment
There is an overwhelmingly large body of evidence that supports the claim that bio-identical hormone therapy treatment is safer and more effective than synthetic hormone replacement. No drug, hormone, food or nutrient is 100 percent safe. Each person has a unique chemical environment that has certain needs and certain sensitivities. The dosing of supplements can be critical and must be varied based upon an individual’s response or side effects to therapy treatment.
Signs of Hormonal Decline
How do you know if you are developing signs of hormonal decline? The bad news is most people will have symptoms. Only the earliest hormonal declines are with no symptoms, Most people will begin to develop symptoms slowly over time, so slowly that their progression at times are barely noticeable, and often gradually accepted as the normal and part of aging. Don’t accept this fate!
Here are classic “signs of aging” that really represent hormonal decline:
Weight gain especially abdominal
Decreased energy, progressing to fatigue
Diminished sex drive or function
Irritability, depression, anxiety, mood changes
Insomnia or more minor sleep disturbance
Poor drive or motivation
Problems with concentration and memory
Menopausal related hormone deficiencies start around 30 in most women. Disturbances can involve deficiencies to imbalances of estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone. Anxiety and insomnia are often the first symptoms developing in the 30’s and often mistreated with xanax or ambien instead of progesterone.
The signs of menopause and related hormonal issues include:
Hot flashes & night sweats
Based upon symptoms, appropriate testing can confirm hormonal imbalances, and at Live Longer Medical we can recommend a course of therapy designed to bio-identically replace the deficiencies.
Men’s hormonal deficiency “andropasue”
Guys, if you have noticed weight growing in the middle, diminished drive, diminished libido and sexual function, depression or mental dullness, any of these can be a symptom of hormonal deficiency. In men we call it andropause, and it usually implies a loss of testosterone. I will state here though that hormones act in symphony, se lack of any of them can contribute to your symptoms. Examples would be mild thyroid, growth hormone, or adrenal deficiencies. These commonly co-exist with testosterone deficiency syndrome. The signs of andropause and related hormonal issues include:
Night sweats in men
Lower sex drive
Based upon your symptoms Live Longer Medical can advise a series of blood and sometimes saliva tests, to evaluate your hormonal and health status. Live Longer Medical will give you a personalized prescription for more youth!
Human Growth Hormone Deficiency
Human growth hormone should go for a name change. Most people think that growth hormone is only needed when a youth is in their growth spurt. That’s’ where the name underplays its role. It should be called repair hormone. The body is constantly being repaired and remodeled. Growth hormones help with that, and if you can imagine old age as a condition where there is a lot of breakdown, you can use you imagination as to what it could do or you. Granted with any medication or supplement, the right patient has to document the right deficiency and follow a close treatment regimen, monitoring for its effects or side effects.
In any case, milder deficiencies of this hormone often coexist with other problems like andropause and menopause. Some of the scientific studies demonstrate these medical effects. Growth hormones act by enhancing tissue growth and by stimulating the formation of protein, contributing to strong bones, increasing muscle mass and stimulating the immune system. Symptoms of growth hormone deficiency are:
Weight gain (especially abdominal)
Loss of general well being
Growth hormone deficiencies can be corrected with significant reversal of symptomatology. Dr. Adamcik is one of the world experts in this area through his independent research.
The first thing to know about adrenal and cortisol is to forget all that you know from conventional medicine. Standard textbooks and regular physicians are clueless on the subject. I know because I almost wasted away with adrenal insufficiency under the eyes of a medical “specialist.” Traditional medical physicians can diagnose only at a very end stage problem, not any in their earlier symptomatic period.
The main deficiency is cortisol or the so called “stress hormone.” Cortisol levels can be too high or too low. The diagnosis is largely determined through salivary testing.