Feel young again physically, mentally, and sexually. it is easy to write off low energy and fatigue, as just part of the natural aging process. However, aging itself is only a manifestation of metabolic and hormonal changes, your body undergoes as the years pass. Many of these changes can be halted, and sometimes even reversed. Our center provides the most advanced metabolic evaluation possible, to help you achieve a healthy and active lifestyle.
Hormone Replacement Therapy
As you get older, your body slowly ceases to produce estrogen and progesterone, two hormones that thicken the uterus to prepare for implantation of a fertilized egg. However, these hormones also protect the body from developing uterine cancer and osteoporosis. The decrease is also responsible for many symptoms of menopause.
Since these hormones are valuable to our health, many women choose to replace them through a pill, patch or cream and retain the benefits that they produce through hormone replacement therapy (HRT). Estrogen by itself helps to relieve menopause symptoms and prevent osteoporosis. When taken with progesterone, the combination therapy allows the uterine lining to shed each month without the regular bleeding. Since there are risks associated with HRT, it is important to take the lowest dosage possible and reevaluate your therapy each year. Your doctor can help you decide which, if any, type of HRT is right for you.
Supplement therapy is meant to provide your body with an essential substance that it is lacking. Often, supplements are prescribed by your physician to replace hormones that your body is not producing correctly. It may be necessary to balance the levels of your thyroid hormone, progesterone, testosterone or another hormone.
In cases of a total thyroidectomy, when the entire thyroid gland must be removed, it is necessary to take thyroid hormone replacement drugs. They must usually be taken for the rest of your life to prevent the development of hypothyroidism.
In other cases, supplement therapy is beneficial for a man experiencing low testosterone due to aging or another issue. Small amounts of testosterone may be replaced safely and successfully with supplements. Women often require supplement therapy during menopause as levels of estrogen and progesterone drop. Hormone supplements can relieve many of the symptoms of menopause, including hot flashes and memory loss, as well as help prevent osteoporosis.
Antioxidants are substances that can provide our bodies with some protection from harmful elements known as free radicals. Free radicals are damaging to the body on a cellular level and exposure to them may increase the risk of developing diseases such as certain types of cancer.
Antioxidants can be found naturally in many food sources including fruits, vegetables, grains, nuts and some animal products. If your diet is lacking in any of these areas, antioxidants may be taken via supplement as well. Some common forms of antioxidants are vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin C, beta-carotene, lycopene, selenium and lutein.