A Brief Overview of Hormone Replacement Therapy
Anti-Aging Medicine is an approach to health care that honors and encourages aging well. Normal wear and tear of our bodies, our organs and our joints can decrease our ability to function optimally. Also with aging, our body’s ability to rejuvenate itself slows down.
Improvement in our vitality, cognition, ease of motion, digestion and sleep, as well as improvement in our appearance are all within the scope of Anti-Aging Medicine.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is getting a lot of buzz in the media. Often recommended to treat symptoms related to aging, a bio-identical hormone is literally the exact hormone molecule produced by the human body. Most hormones prescribed are close to, but not identical to the ones we naturally produce. Many large studies, like The Women’s a Health Initiative Study, suggests optimizing hormone levels, using bio identical hormones, is actually protective against certain cancers, heart disease and osteoporosis.
Often reestablishing healthy, physiologic levels of hormones significantly improves people’s sense of well being, as well as symptoms of insomnia, fatigue, and lack of desire. Where bio-identical hormone replacement therapy gets bad press is that some practitioners prescribe hormone levels well above a healthy, physiologic range.
Bio-identical HRT is only one of many treatment options available to support a long and healthful life.
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