Hormone Logics – West Palm Beach Bioidentical Hormones
The physicians at Hormone Logics are a network of doctors and consultants, headquartered in South Florida. At Hormone Logics, their one combined goal is to get patients looking their best and feeling like they are in the 20s again using bio identical hormones. Between the state of the art therapies, exercise plans, and nutrition counseling, they are confident to say that “age is only a number” and men and women can feel and look younger!
As men and women age important hormones that are needed for bodily functions begin to decline. Hormones are extremely potent substances. It takes only a minute amount to initiate an action. Hormones are secreted into the bloodstream by the glands. From there, they travel to all parts of the body, but only the cells sensitive to that hormone, called the target tissue, will respond to the chemical signal the hormone carries. Traveling through the blood, hormones enter cells through “receptor” sites, much as a key unlocks a door.
Once inside, they get to work, flipping the switches that govern growth, development, and mental and physical functions throughout life. All that changes when hormones become unbalanced due to physical and emotional stress or the effects of aging. Signals do not reach the right place at the right time. Sometimes cell functions shut down completely. In other cases, cells are over stimulated. All this chaos causes unpleasant symptoms, at the very least. In severe situations, these imbalances can lead to chronic disorders or disease.
Most hormones cannot be stored in the cells of the body. Therefore, they must be made and released into the blood at the precise time they are needed. To maintain the intricate systems in which hormones operate, the body must constantly fine-tune hormone release to keep levels within proper limits. This balance is accomplished through an intricate series of positive and negative feedback mechanisms. For example, an overproduction of one hormone usually prompts the release of one or more complementary hormones in an effort to restore balance. Because of the complexity of these interactions, a hormonal issue rarely stems from only one type of hormone. More often, the problem involves a series of hormones. In addition, a disruption in the balance of hormones produced by one gland or set of glands can cause other gland systems to malfunction.
Hormone Imbalances and Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
An estimated two million people are now benefiting from natural plant-derived bio-identical estrogens, progesterone and testosterones. Various dosage forms can be compounded to meet the specific needs of each person. Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy means the chemical make-up of a particular replacement hormone is exactly the same as what the human body produces. The ideal natural substances for hormone replacement therapy are readily available. Unfortunately, many doctors are unaware of these bio-identical hormones.
Since natural or bio-identical hormones cannot be patented, manufacturers lack financial incentive to fund research and development costs to commercially market these substances, and physicians receive little information on natural progesterone, estriol, estradiol, estrone, and testosterone. Women are no longer willing to accept the risks associated with synthetic hormones and are searching for alternatives. New research is continually emerging. The Women’s Health Initiative is an excellent resource for questions about hormones, which can be viewed at the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI).
Menopause and BHRT
Menopause refers to the time in a woman’s life when the menstrual cycle ends naturally, and women go through menopause when their production of female hormones drops off dramatically, usually during middle age. This results in the decline in ovarian hormone production, primarily Estrogen and Progesterone along with Testosterone. Lower levels of these hormones have no medical or physiologic advantage. However, this hormone decline is associated with a whole host of physiologic and quality of life issues, and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can reduce or eliminate the symptoms associated with menopause. Some of these symptoms may include:
- Hot Flashes
- Vaginal Dryness
- Decreased Libido
- Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease
- Cognitive Decline
- Poor Skin Quality
- Sleep Disturbances
Andropause and BHRT
In men, andropause is a condition in which the testes produce a less than normal amount of testosterone, the male hormone. When too little testosterone is present, men tend to undergo a drop in sexual desire and performance. They may also experience depression, fatigue, loss of motivation and osteoporosis. The size and strength of their muscles may diminish and their body hair may become sparse. These symptoms are not specific to testosterone deficiency; however, some men with hypogonadism often don’t recognize that they have a medical problem that is treatable. Hypogonadism is a term medical professional’s use for this condition and you’ll see why it is often overlooked. Other symptoms can include:
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Memory Loss
- Mood Changes
- Abdominal Fat
- Hair Loss on the Head, Groin, and Under the Arms
- Higher Cholesterol
- Lower Sex Drive
- Decreased Muscle Tone
- Decreased Athletic Performance
Men and women going through hormone decline do not have to live with the debilitating symptoms of decline, and they can use bio-identical hormone replacement therapy to optimize their hormone levels. When hormones are functioning at optimum levels, they can experience the benefits of balance hormones. Some of these benefits may include:
- Improved Energy Levels
- Improved Sexual Function
- Increased Cognitive Function
- Enhanced Muscle Tone
- Restored Libido
- Decreased Body Fat
- Improved Blood Flow
- Diminished Mood Swings
- Restored Sense of Well-Being
- Enhanced Quality of Life
These benefits are only a small portion of what can be accomplished with BHRT. The physicians at Hormone Logics are skilled at determining imbalances and working with specific health concerns. Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Therapy has given countless men and women life changing results and can give aging the grace to be a subtle experience.
800-775-4902 Ext. 527 to learn more about Anti-Aging Programs and Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.