- Do you feel tired all the time?
- Are you not recovering from exercise like you used to?
- Do you no longer feel refreshed after a full night's sleep (if you get a full night's sleep)?
- Are you gaining weight, even though your eating habits haven't changed?
Much of the way our bodies respond to age is due to the decline of our hormones. Even though your blood work, cholesterol levels, blood pressure, heart rate, and other “standard medical tests” can look great, you still may not feel as great as you once did. Why?
If you are over the age of 35, no matter whether you are a woman or a man, your hormones are probably no longer functioning at optimal levels. If you've pushed yourself to the point of exhaustion for a long time, adrenal fatigue can severely deplete your hormones.
Bio-Identical Hormones Can Help
No matter what hormone(s) your body may be lacking – ranging from Testosterone for a man to Progesterone for a woman – the best choice is bio-identical hormones.
After careful laboratory evaluation to determine deficiencies, Vitality Medical Clinic will match you to precise levels of bio-identical hormones to help restore your body's natural balance, on a rhythmic dosing schedule to match your innate cycles. These hormones are cream-based to allow dermal penetration without increasing the risk of clotting.
Natural versus Bio-Identical
Natural hormones are not the same as bio-identical hormones. For example, Premarin is made out of a “natural” mixture of estrogens made by a pregnant mare. The majority of the estrogen in Premarin is completely foreign to a human body and has deleterious side-effects. As seen in The Women's Health Initiative, use of Synthetic Hormones (not bio-identical hormones) resulted in:
- – 29% increase in coronary heart disease
- – 41% increase in strokes
- – 22% increase in cardiovascular disease
- – 2,100% (really) increase in pulmonary embolism (lung blood clot)
- – 26% increase in breast cancer.
Not only do synthetic hormones not look or act like your hormones, they are taken by mouth and thus go to your liver. Because the liver is not equipped to process hormones from the GI tract, this increases clotting factors in response to synthetic hormones.
The same is true for birth control pills, which are also synthetic hormones.
Bio-identical hormones are identical to the ones that are in your body. Restoration of these levels will allow your body to work optimally.