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The statements made here are backed by scientific research. However, it must be remembered
that many of the following statements do not have FDA approval, nor do they necessarily have the support of a consensus of
Human Growth Hormone
Replacement Therapy (not prescribed due to Federal law, but interesting).
cell in the body
Aids in fat loss and muscle gain
Helps the body heal and restore itself
Improves sense of well being and sexuality
Research article HGH and Body Composition
Research Article HGH and Weight in Postmenopausal Women
Research Article HGH Deficiency and Replacement
Research Article Start HGH Therapy?
In 1994, the FDA authorized the use of Human Growth
Hormone for adults. For the first time, adults are now able to have their age-related deficiency in this critical hormone
replaced safely with natural, pharmaceutically produced Human Growth Hormone. The results of HGH replacement are astounding.
This is as big a discovery in medicine as antibiotics or the X-ray machine.
can now be delayed and even reversed. Studies have shown that Biomarkers of Aging (strength, reaction time, skin elasticity,
vital capacity, concentration, memory, bone density, visual accommodation, hearing, tactile sense, and others) can be reversed
10-20 years. Patients experience 1% gain in lean muscle mass per month and 2% loss of body fat per month. Skin wrinkles and
age spots disappear. "It's like plastic surgery from the inside-out". Sexual vitality returns. We anticipate that
with HGH replacement along with other indicated hormone replacement including nutrition and exercise, that we can now expect
to live to the age of 125 in excellent health.
EFFECT OF HGH DEFICIENCY:
EFFECT OF HGH REPLACEMENT:
Increased Cardiac Function
Abnormal Body Fat & Distribution
Lean Body Mass & Decreased Abdominal Fat Even Without Exercise
Reduced Bone Density
Impaired Physical Performance
Chronic fatigue, Depression
of Well Being
Social Isolation & Withdrawal
Interaction & Engagement
Insomnia & Poor Quality Sleep
Skin Thinning & Reduced Healing
Rejuvenation & Rapid Wound Healing
Wrinkles & "Drooping Face"
Surgery from the Inside-Out"
Chronic Lung Disorders
Neurocognitive Decline & Senility
Memory, Alertness, and Concentration Span
Decreased Immunity & Increased Susceptibility to Infections
Immunity with More Natural Killer T-4 Cells
Vital Organ Shrinkage & Declining Function
Vital Organ Regrowth & Improved Function
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Can help lipid balance
Improves cardiac function
Improves blood sugar metabolism and Diabetes
Can help with arthritic pain
Improves mental acuity
Research Article DHEA and Body Composition
Research Article Loss of Muscle and Hormones with Aging
Research Article DHEA and Female Sexuality
Research Article DHEA and Remedial Potential
can be bought over the counter, or more refined products on prescription. I prefer the prescription product and their
sublingual application to the oral tablets. I can explain this further when we discuss it. However, the over the
counter DHEA is fairly less expensive and readily available. The prescription sub-lingual may be be better, but the
OTC is not bad. DHEA is produced by the adrenal glands. It begins to drop when we are thirty years old and declines
linearly until we die. In fact, death ensues as soon as the DHEA levels hit zero. Some people, therefore, use DHEA levels
as a biomarker for aging. DHEA plays a critical role in lowering our cholesterol, keeping our hearts healthy, minimizing fat
deposition, preventing the development of diabetes, arthritis, and senility. Since DHEA is androgizing I go staright
to the wanted effect and usually will prescribe bio-identicle testosterone if the DHEA is low. Of course, I must first
verify that the serum testosterone is low. The effect of DHEA is more profound among women than men. If you decide
to use it on your own without a prescription you should have your blood level checked to see if you're too high or too low.
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Can help with weight management
Improves heart and vascular health
Regulates body temperature
Thyroid hormone is essential for life. Proper
thyroid levels are needed for optimal functioning. T3 is the most active hormone available to the cells in our body.
Conventional therapy quite often fails to take this into consideration when replacement therapy is given. Synthetic T4 is
the usual replacement hormone used, and this can give the hoped for effects. However, in too many instances it doesn't perform
as advertised, and the addition of T3 is needed. This can be tested for in my clinic. In addition, measuring the basal
body temperature, which is an indicator of whether we are hypothyroid, can reveal the presence of Wilson's Syndrome, a condition
where one always feels cold (and which can be present with the common thyroid tests still being normal). http://wilsonssyndrome.com At times, replacement of human growth hormone or testosterone to more youthful levels creates a greater need
for thyroid hormone. In these cases, the addition of thyroid hormone to our regimen can make a considerable difference.
Iodine is a main ingredient in thyroid hormone, and seafood products are an excellent source for this. Supplemental
selenium can help the body to naturally convert T4 into T3. Thyroid preparations are best take on an empty stomach.
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Estrogen is an essential sex hormone that declines abruptly in women during their menopause.
When women do not initiate a prompt estrogen replacement program at the time of menopause, they undergo accelerated aging
manifested by: osteoporosis, senility, heart disease, loss of muscle mass, loss of skin elasticity and thickness, atrophy
of the female genitalia, and depression.
Relieves menopausal symptoms
Protects against Alzheimer's Disease
Improves skin quality and sexual function
Research Article Estrogen/Progesterone and the Heart
Research Article Estrogen and Colon Cancer
Research Article Hormones and Vascular Health
Research Article Hormones in Women Over 40
Research Article Estrogen and Alzheimer's
Research Article Estrogen May Prevent Alzheimer's
Research Article Hormones and Breast Cancer Prevention? (It worked for the rats)
Rebuttal to PREMPRO Study
Estrogen replacement therapy significantly delays or prevents
this accelerated aging process seen in women following menopause. In fact, women who take estrogen replacement have half the
degenerative diseases of women who do not take estrogen replacement and live an average of 3.5 years longer. What is even
more amazing, is that these positive statistics are with those patients on Premarin (non-human estrogen taken from the urine
of pregnant horses). The use of more natural estrogen replacement in the form of topical creams, patches or under the tongue
drops are a far superior way to go.
Another Alternative View of Estrogen & Progesterone I do not agree with all of the statements made in this two part article, but it is a wealth of
information (most of which I consider to be factual). The author does seem to have an agenda, and it appears to center
around the belief that female medicine is a male conspiracy. The only conspiracies that I'm aware of are 1)the corporate
greed of the insurance and pharmaceutical industries, 2) the socialistic government regulators who know better than you and
your doctor what's good for you, and 3) the media who will fill you full of half truths for advertising revenue. To sort out
what I consider to be the answer to the issues raised in the article we can discuss any questions you have in my office. (Write
down your questions)
What estrogens do I use?
I try to avoid most
commercial preparations due to their pitfalls (as described in the above "alternative view" link). Not only
do they tends to fail in optimizing the potential anti-aging effects of hormone replacement therapy, but they probably add
to certain risk factors themselves. When I prescribe estrogen I tend to suggest a more European blend called Bi-est.
Bi-est is a blend of estradiol (which provides most of the menopausal relief and post-menopausal anti-aging) and estriol (which
seems to protect against the small breast cancer potential of estradiol). Almost all commercial preparations are either
straight estradiol or a blend of 50-some horse estrogens (Premarin or Prempro which is even worse). Bi-est is usually
paid for by insurance companies, and it is relatively inexpensive.
Estriol and Breast Cancer Prevention
Estriol and Breast Cancer
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Natural anti-depressant and tranquilizer
Boosts thyroid action
Aids in the metabolism of body
Helps prevent Osteoporosis
Research Article Estrogen/Progesterone and the Heart
Research Article Progesterone and Spatial Memory
Research Article Hormones and Breast Cancer
(It worked for the rats)
Progesterone is also a female sex hormone
that keeps estrogen in balance and is therefore absolutely necessary in the female hormone replacement program regardless
of whether the female has a uterus or not. This concept is not understood by some physicians and this has lead to an increase
in cancers of the uterus and breast in women on estrogen replacement, alone. Progesterone has powerful anti-cancer properties.
In addition, Progesterone facilitates the action of other hormones such as thyroid, testosterone, and endorphins. Synthetic
progesterones (progestins) such as Provera lack many of the beneficial properties of Progesterone and in fact actually serve
to increase LDL "the bad form of cholesterol". Provera also does not have the beneficial effect that Progesterone
has in increasing bone mass, reversing osteoporosis, and burning fat.
See the link at the end
of above Estrogen section for another view on estrogen and progesterone.
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Boosts male and female libido
Encourages heart health
mass and strength
Research Article Testosterone for Older Men?
Research Article Testosterone in Women
Research Article Testosterone after Hysterectomy
Research Article Is Estrogen Enough?
Both men and women need testosterone
for optimal health. Testosterone is needed for libido, muscle strength, leanness, and sense of well being. Menopausal women
have low to non-detectable testosterone levels with resultant loss of libido and increase in body fat. Return of libido and
improved mood return within days of testosterone replacement by transdermal cream or drops under the tongue.. Regrowth of
muscle and bone occurs within months and is facilitated by a weight resistance training program.
The testosterone level in males peaks at age 17 and declines 1% per year thereafter. A middle-aged male can therefore
have a testosterone level 40% below his peak in young adulthood. This problem can be compounded by the increased production
of sex binding globulins, which make the lowered testosterone that is present even less effective. Loss of testosterone in
males leads to atherosclerosis and heart attacks, obesity, fatigue, depression, and anxiety. These symptoms come on long before
the male loses his sex drive or becomes impotent. There is speculation that testosterone replacement therapy in males causes
prostate cancer or prostate enlargement. There is no proof of this. In fact, some Urologist-Oncologists say
that testosterone may decrease the incidence of prostatic hypertrophy and prostate cancer. Testosterone References:
Carter HB, Pearson JD, Metter EJ, Chan DW, Andres R, Fozard JL,
Rosner W, Walsh PC. Prostate 1995 Jul;27(1):25-31. Longitudinal evaluation of serum androgen levels in men with and without prostate cancer.
There was no correlation of serum testosterone or free testosterone with prostate cancer
CS, MacIndoe JH, Perry PJ, Yates WR, Williams RD. J Urol 1996 Aug;156(2 Pt 1):438-41; discussion 441-2 The effect of exogenous testosterone on total and free prostate specific antigen levels in healthy young men.
There was no increase in PSA when supplemental testosterone
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