Bio-identical hormone therapy is one of the secret weapons in the anti-aging war. Depending on which hormones are used to treat which conditions, they can be put to work to manage symptoms of stress, regain that better sex life you’ve been missing, or just restore your sense of vitality and enthusiasm for life. Side effects tend to include fresher more beautiful skin, a better physique and a lot more unsolicited compliments.
There are 100s of hormones produced by the body that have been discovered in recent years, but their use has been neglected. Hormones are the most important sources of energy the body has. They regulate every function of the body, brain function (thyroid, estrogens, pregnenolone, HGH among others), body temperature, body weight, body metabolism, lean and fat mass, energy levels and confidence, falling in and out of love and libido.
Bio-identical hormones are extracted from natural sources such as wild yam, soy beans. They have the same molecular structure as the hormones produced by our own bodies. So unlike non-bioidentical hormones, these hormones don’t interfere with your own body’s hormone production. Because of this, they also don’t cause side effects such as weight gain, and are safer than synthetic hormones. Hormones work as a team and when there are deficiencies they can become something else to correct the unbalance.
The hormones needed in a day to day life are; the sex hormones found in men and women (Estrogens, Progesterone, Testosterone), but differ in the blood levels. A hormone such as testosterone is present in men and women but the blood levels are 10 times higher in men.
Who needs hormone balancing treatment?
We are all subject to fluctuating levels of hormones production from an early age. These changes are more obvious during adolescence and mid thirties, when there is a very sharp physiological decline in women, the peri-menopause that is the period of time 10 years before the menopause, and finally the menopause in women defined by the cessation of periods and high levels of LH and FSH (which are releasing factors that are produce by the brain and stimulate the ovaries to produce hormones).
There is a natural decline of hormones with age, but there are other factors that can affect the production of hormones such as:
- extreme stress
- too much exercise
- poor nutrition
- abuse of control substances
The prolonged use of the contraceptive pill can have effect on your hormone production levels, libido and can cause premature ageing. So anyone can be suffering from Hormones Unbalances, at any age.
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