The ability for your body to fend of disease, stay fit and healthy, and remain looking young, depends largely on the effectiveness and levels of primary hormones in your body. Forget the elixir of life. Understanding your hormones will allow you to live with an extraordinary quality of life, no matter what your age.
Understanding Your Primary Hormones for Greater Health
Hormones function as your body’s chemical messengers, playing an integral part in how each of our bodies work, and it’s the primary hormones which do the brunt of the work. Created by your endocrine glands, hormones travel through the bloodstream to signal your organs and tissues to how to function properly.
But approximately after the age of 25, both men and women experience a decline in hormone production, causing a range of symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness, low labido, sexual dysfunction, hair loss, uncontrolled weight gain, and reduced muscle mass. In extreme cases, an imbalance of your primary hormones and can even lead to conditions like osteoporosis, heart disease, and dementia.
To combat these, we are able to use bio-identical hormone replacement therapy to heal your adrenals and replenish the hormones that your body no longer makes in sufficient amounts, restoring hormonal balance to your body and allowing you to experience an extraordinary quality of life again.
We Use Bio-Identical Hormones
At the Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center, we believe in providing you with the best, high-quality hormone replacement therapy solution available today, and we’re always looking for new and innovative ways to make our service better for you.
In general, there are two types of hormones available for use in HRT: synthetic, and bio-identical hormones.
Synthetic: manufactured from both manmade and animal sources by pharmaceutical companies. For example, synthetic estrogen is often manufactured from the urine of a pregnant horse. We believe that synthetic products are foreign to the body, and should not be used as part of a balanced hormone optimization strategy.
Bio-identical: manufactured from Wild Yam and Soybean plants, bio-identical hormones have been available for over 50 years, and are able to mimic the composition of real human hormones, unlike other hormones that were intended for animals.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is a safer, more effective means of treating imbalance in the primary hormones, and can be customized to suit your needs.
Your Primary Hormones Revealed
To understand the role that these primary hormones play in the correct functioning of your body and health of your adrenals, let’s take a look at each one individually to see how each one can assist you in regaining your youth.
The balance of estrogen in your body is closely tied to the presence of progesterone, as the two work hand in hand. Too much estrogen without enough progesterone is called “estrogen dominance” and can cause headaches, bloating, weight gain, breast tenderness and may be linked with breast and uterine cancer. Other serious side-effects of estrogen imbalance are decreased sexual function and libido, as well as osteoporosis, hot flashes, weight gain and behavior changes ranging from depression to irritability to mood swings.
Progesterone is one of your primary hormones involved in the female menstrual cycle and pregnancy, and therefore affects both pre- and post-menopausal women. Progesterone also plays a role in skin elasticity and bone strength and is important to the regulation of ovulation and menstruation.
Testosterone is a steroid hormone found in both males and females which declines naturally with age in both sexes. Testosterone contributes to the growth of muscle mass, strength, and bone density, as well as playing a major role in the development of reproductive tissues. Testosterone deficiency in males is characterized by diminished libido, erectile dysfunction, hair loss, and depression. In women, deficiency of testosterone is characterized by the absence of menstruation, decreased libido, hair loss, and hot flashes.
HGH is one of your primary hormones that stimulates growth, cell regeneration and reproduction in humans. Low levels of HGH in adults is common, and can manifest as lean body mass, poor bone density, and other psychological symptoms like memory loss and depression.
The thyroid primary hormones control metabolism and energy and can have dangerous effects when levels are low. Deficiency of the thyroid hormone, also called hypothyroidism, can cause extreme weight gain, hair loss, constipation, fatigue, and trouble with memory. Low thyroid issues can also cause slowed speech, carpal tunnel syndrome, and goiters.
DHEA is one of your primary hormones created by the adrenal glands and is a precursor to all major sex hormones. Symptoms of decreased levels of DHEA are extreme fatigue, low libido, decreased muscle mass, depression, and aching joints.
Melatonin is one of your primary hormones that plays a large role in the sleep cycle, as the catalyst for melatonin secretion is decreased exposure to light. Low levels of melatonin can cause anxiety and are tied to diabetes. Signs of a melatonin deficiency are insomnia, depression, elevated cholesterol, high blood pressure, and sensitivity to stress.
Pregnenolone is one of your primary hormones tasked with controlling the sex and adrenal hormones of the body. Not only does pregnenolone control other hormones, it also improves the transmission of communication between brain cells. Those with low pregnenolone suffer from low energy, low to extreme moodiness, and short-term memory failure. Depression and cluster headaches are also signs of low pregnenolone.
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More About Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormones function as your body’s chemical messengers, playing an integral part in how each of our bodies work, ensuring that our bodies operate “according to plan.” Created by your endocrine glands, hormones travel through the bloodstream to signal your organs and tissues to how to function properly.
Hormone replacement therapy – also known as HRT, menopausal hormone therapy, and estrogen replacement therapy – uses naturally occurring bio-identical hormones including testosterone, estrogen progesterone, and others, to treat common symptoms of hormonal imbalance including uncontrolled weight gain, menopause and aging.
Approximately after the age of 25, both men and women experience a decline in hormone production, causing a range of symptoms like hot flashes and vaginal dryness, low labido, sexual dysfunction, and can sometimes lead to conditions like osteoporosis, heart disease, and dementia. To combat these, HRT replenishes the hormones that your body no longer makes in sufficient amounts, restoring hormonal balance to your body and allowing you to experience an extraordinary quality of life again.