HORMONE ENHANCEMENTS THERAPY
Human growth hormone
HGH (Human Growth Hormone)- Is a protein-based peptide hormone. It stimulates growth, cell reproduction and regeneration in humans. Human growth hormone is synthesized, stored, and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. Growth hormone therapy enhances recovery of patients with spinal damage. Given the proposed role of growth hormone in neuronal growth and regeneration and that many spinal injury patients exhibit growth hormone deficiency (GHD), therapies restoring growth hormone levels during rehabilitation could enhance recovery. Hormones regulate and repair our bodies, making them vital to our systems. When we are young, hormones are plentiful and work together to keep the various bodily functions balanced. Good communication between the hormones keeps our bodies regulated. As we age, hormone levels naturally decrease, slowing communication down and making it so the endocrine system does not respond as well to the body’s needs. The human growth hormone (HGH) is one of the most important hormones affected by aging.
SIGNS of low levels of HUMAN growth hormone:
- Low energy
- Decreased sense of well-being
- Decreased muscle mass or strength
- Decreased blood levels of IGF-1
- Poor sleep quality
- Increased body fat
- Mood swings
- Difficulty concentrating
- Lack of drive or desire to exercise
- Poor healing or weakened immune system
What are the benefits of HGH?
- Aids in the development of the human body.
- Increased muscle strength.
- Improved weight loss.
- Improved mood and cognitive functions.
- Improved sleep.
- Stimulate the immune system
As you can see, there are many benefits of growth hormone therapy and with the therapy options available, you can see dramatic results and long-term positive changes to your body almost instantly.
How long does it take to see HGH results?
You can measure HGH results over time to see the beneficial results and you can expect some result after only 3 to 4 weeks. Other visible HGH effects take as long as 6 months of human growth hormone replacement treatment.
Here are some of the supplements we offer: FDA Approved
- CJC-1295 (peptide)
- Ipamorelin (peptide)
- Sermorelin (peptide)
- Tesmorelin (peptide)
THYROID HORMONE THERAPY
Underactive thyroid or also known as Hypothyroidism. Hypothyroidism is a common condition resulting from decreased production of thyroid hormones from the thyroid gland. The symptoms vary from person to person. Commonly noted symptoms include tiredness, weight gain, puffy face, hoarseness, and increased blood cholesterol levels. Synthetic thyroid hormones are prescribed to treat the condition.
Symptoms of hypothyroidism:
Symptoms of hypothyroidism vary between individuals they tend to develop slowly.
– Weight gain
– Increased blood cholesterol level
– Increased sensitivity to cold
– Dry skin
– Puffy face
– Muscle weakness, aches, tenderness, and stiffness
– Joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
– Irregular menstrual periods or amenorrhea
– Dry hair or hair loss
The supplements we offer include:
- Nature Thyroid
- Westhroid Pure
- Armour Thyroid
- Synthroid Levoxyl (Levothyroxine Sodium)
ESTROGEN AND PROGESTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Estrogens and progestins are female hormones. They are produced by the body and are necessary for the normal sexual development of the female and for the regulation of the menstrual cycle during the childbearing years. In women, estrogen replacement primarily targets the uterus, vaginal tissues, breast, muscle, bone, skin and brain. Progesterone replacement mainly balances estrogen, but it also improves sleep, improves mood, increases metabolic rate, acts as a natural diuretic and enhances action of the thyroid hormones. The ovaries begin to produce less estrogen after menopause (the change of life). Estrogen and progestin combination (ovarian hormone therapy) are prescribed to make up for the lower amount of estrogen. Estrogens help relieve signs of menopause, such as hot flashes and unusual sweating, chills, faintness, or dizziness. Progestins help to regulate the effects of estrogens.
Estrogens are prescribed for several reasons:
- to provide additional hormone when the body does not produce enough of its own, such as during menopause. They can also help to relieve a genital skin condition called vaginal or vulvar atrophy.
- to help prevent weakening of bones (osteoporosis) in women past menopause.
Supplements we offer includes bioidentical hormones made by a compounding pharmacy. Bioidentical hormone replacement (b-HRT) is the replacement and supplementing of hormones that may have beneficial effects for both men and women as they age. These hormones are biologically identical to the hormones found naturally in the body.
When Do You Need Bio-identical Hormone Replacements?
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy may be used to help maintain and restore optimal hormone levels in both males and females. As men and women age, naturally, hormone levels can decline and may lead to some of the below symptoms.
- Decreased energy
- Weight gain
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of libido
- Changes in overall vitality
- Changes in cognitive function
If you are experiencing any of these issues, it is worth having a discussion with a licensed physician to discuss if b-HRT is right for you.
There are many types of bioidentical hormone replacement medications that can be chosen by your primary care or specialty physician depending on the individual needs. Some of these hormones’ options include:
BENEFITS OF ESTROGEN REPLACEMENT
Benefits of Estrogen and Progesterone Replacement. Some of the known and common benefits of estrogen replacement include:
- Reduced joint and muscle pain
- Reduced risk of colon cancer
- Reduced rate of bone loss
- Reduced rate of heart disease
- Reduced rate of Alzheimer’s disease
- Improved concentration
- Improved memory
- Improved mood
- More energy
- Better sleep
- Reversal of vaginal atrophy
- Maintenance of youthful skin quality
BENEFITS OF PROGESTERONE REPLACEMENT
- Balances estrogen
- Naturally calming / antidepressant
- Lowers high blood pressure
- Reduced rate of heart disease
- Helps the body use and eliminate fat
- Improved sleep
- Lowers cholesterol
- Increases metabolic rate
- Natural diuretic
- Promotes immunity
- Stimulates the production of new bone
- Enhances actions of thyroid hormones
TESTOSTERONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY (TRT)
Androgen replacement therapy, often referred to as testosterone replacement therapy, is a form of hormone therapy in which androgens, often testosterone, are replaced. Testosterone has many beneficial effects, including increasing bone strength and density, inducing hematopoiesis, driving sexual function and libido, providing a cardioprotective effect and increasing muscle strength. Testosterone levels are known to decline as men age. If you have an abnormally low T, boosting your testosterone levels with TRT can help bring your energy levels back to normal. It can also restore your sex drive. You may notice a drop in body fat and a buildup of muscle mass after TRT.
Symptoms of Low Testosterone:
The symptoms of low testosterone are sometimes obvious, but they also can be subtle. Testosterone levels decline naturally in men as they age over decades. Symptoms of low testosterone include:
- Low sex drive (libido)
- Erectile dysfunction
- Fatigueand poor energy level
- Decreased muscle mass
- Body and facial hair loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Low sense of well-being
Benefits of Testosterone REPLACEMENT THERAPY
- Increase in muscle mass and loss of fat
- Increased sex drive/libido
- Better stamina, endurance, vigor and vitality
- Improved immune system
- Improved erectile function
- Improved concentration
- Improved mood and sense of well-being
- Increased energy and motivation
- Increased strength and athletic performance
- Quicker recovery time after workouts
- Lower LDL cholesterol levels
- Increased bone strength
- Improves sleep
There are numerous additional benefits of maximizing your testosterone levels that aren’t listed. The purpose behind testosterone replacement is to make your body more functional. Functional medicine helps create an environment where the body can function at its best. With your testosterone levels enhanced, you can enjoy these benefits plus much more.
Testosterone replacement therapy is widely accessible across the United States and comes in a variety of preparations to suit your preference:
Pellets: These are implanted under the skin of the upper hip or buttocks and release a steady dose of testosterone into the body’s soft tissues over a few months.
Troche/lozenges: These are oral dissolving supplements placed under your upper lip (between cheek and gum). Immediately effective within 30 minutes over the course of 24 hours. Recommended daily dosage.
Injections: Testosterone is typically injected into your muscle once or twice per week and can be done at home after instruction by your doctor.
Patches: Applied either to a fleshy part of the body once per day, patches deliver a small dose of testosterone over the course of 24 hours.
Gels/Creams: These topical medications are applied to the skin of the upper arm or upper chest for a daily dose of testosterone.