Hormones are natural substances produced by our body that have a powerful effect on our physical, mental, sexual and emotional health. Imbalances in any one of these natural hormones—Testosterone, Estrogen, Progesterone, Thyroid, Insulin, Dihydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and Cortisol—can alter how we feel, think and act.
Surprisingly, for many people, hormone levels start to decline in their early 30s. By age 50, on average both men and women experience a dramatic drop in hormone levels, sometimes by more than fifty percent.
In the past, we considered this loss as an inevitable part of the aging process. But today, we have the understanding and the technology to realize that replacing and balancing hormones can keep us more vital, healthier and active at every stage of life.
At Southwest Age Intervention Institute, proper medical management of hormone levels based on each patient’s individual body chemistry is a vital part of what we do. We understand that balanced hormone levels can prevent premature aging and the age-related symptoms that plague many men and women in mid-life.
At Southwest Age Intervention Institute we use Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy to bring about a tremendous improvement in the quality of your life. These physician-prescribed hormones, in combination with counseling on good dietary habits, daily nutrition supplements, exercise, stress reduction and good quality sleep are critical to your well being.
WHAT ARE BIOIDENTICAL HORMONES?
Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is specifically designed for your body and is natural replicas of the hormones found in our body—they perfectly mirror the molecular structure of our own hormones. Bioidentical hormone therapy, unlike their synthetic counterparts, is considered more natural, effective and safer.
They are produced in specialized laboratories from plants like Mexican yams and soybeans. They fit into their designated receptor sites much like a key fitting into a lock, turning some of those lost functions back on. Technically, the body can’t distinguish bio-identical hormones from the ones produced by your body.
Your regimen of bioidentical hormones will be perfectly adjusted to meet your body’s chemistry and biological needs.
HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE
Human growth hormone is secreted by the pituitary gland which is located in the center of the brain. It peaks during adolescence when growth is most rapid. It is the primary hormone responsible for maintaining physical and mental health through tissue repair, healing, cell replacement, bone strength, brain function, enzyme production, integrity of the hair, nails and skin. By the age of 60 it is not uncommon to see declines in the order of 75% from more youthful levels.
At Southwest Age Intervention Institute we can usually increase the body’s own production of Growth Hormone naturally without the need for HGH injections to give your body back the healing properties associated with this hormone.
COMMON SYMPTOMS OF DECREASED GROWTH HORMONE LEVELS
FOR BOTH MEN AND WOMEN
- Decreased muscle mass and increased body fat
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Memory lapses
- Changes in the tone and texture of the skin, especially on the face
- Poor self-esteem and anxiety
- Feeling chronically stressed
- Inability to sleep through the night
- Loss of virility and sex drive
- Aches and pains in muscles and joints
- Health challenges related to blood sugar, metabolism, cholesterol levels, inflammation, adrenal insufficiency, among others