Bioidentical Hormones. Fitness. Nutrition.
What are Hormones?
Our bodies contain some 60 trillion cells that must communicate with each other in order to carry out functions. Their language is conducted by hormones, the body’s “chemical messengers” that transport information from the brain to the glands, from the glands to the cells and from the cells, back to the brain.
Hormones enter the cells through receptor sites much like a key unlocks a door. Once inside, they get to work flipping the switches that control growth, development, and mental and physical functions throughout life.
Hormones have a profound effect on the following:
- Growth and development
- Sexual function and reproduction
- Immune system
- Cellular longevity
- Building and maintaining bones and muscles
Hormones exist in harmony with each other – they are partners in a delicate balancing act. When one’s hormone levels are in the right proportions, the body functions properly. As we age, the hormones that work to keep us healthy begin to decline and balance is lost, causing unwanted symptoms, disorders and disease that can wreak havoc on our health.
Why Hormones Decline
Hormonally and physically speaking, your body peaks around the age of 25. After that, your body produces fewer hormones. We oftentimes assume that things like foggy memory, low libido, menopause weight gain, hair loss and others are simply a part of “getting older,” however these symptoms are often the result of an underlying hormonal imbalance that can be easily corrected with the use of bioidentical hormones.
As we age, it becomes increasingly important for both women and men to balance their hormones, to effectively safeguard themselves against osteoporosis, heart disease and cognitive problems.
In women, the symptoms of aging often first appear during early menopause (perimenopause), when estrogen and progesterone levels begin to wane and continue to decline throughout menopause. The symptoms of these hormone imbalances are often debilitating and can begin as early as age 30.
For men, they experience a more gradual loss of hormones, mainly testosterone, and the result is called andropause, also known as “male menopause.” Unlike the sudden loss of estrogen that women face during menopause, the gradual loss of testosterone happens over time and is often misdiagnosed or even dismissed as “male mid-life crisis.” The symptoms men experience are similar to what menopausal women experience. As many as 25 million American males between ages 40 and 55 are experiencing some degree of male menopause.
The Connection Between Hormones and Lifestyle
Hormone imbalance is deeply connected to the food we eat, the exercise we get, the toxins we absorb and the stress level we live with. How these factors impact our hormone levels is crucial.
Good News: Regaining balance is easier than you think.
You?d be surprised how quickly you can restore your body to its natural hormonal balance, with the right support. Over 85% of our patients report looking better, feeling better, and living better – free of the symptoms that used to haunt them – within a very short time. You can, too.
And Now For The Really Good News:
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