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Age Management, Bio-Identical Hormones

What are some things that I should be aware of if receiving Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

June 29, 2012

Testosterone

can convert to estrogen by the aromatase enzyme in the fat tissue. To avoid this conversion the patient should follow the dietary recommendations especially refined carbohydrates and alcohol. Persons that too much testosterone for anabolic reasons take estrogen blocking drugs like Tamoxifen or Novadex which is used in breast cancer prevention. The use of these drugs is discouraged and proper testosterone dosing is best, but if the patient is obese and has a risk for estrogen production I recommend Chrysin a natural estrogen blocking supplement. Symptoms of excessive estrogen production include tender nipples and frequent urinating throughout the night.

Testosterone is a drug with the potential for abuse and should be managed by a physician that is well read on the subject. Most doctors are not completely knowledgeable with testosterone therapy, they relay on their drug rep to educate them. Board Certified

Age management

and

Regenerative Medicine

Physicians are the most qualified to guide your therapy, don’t settle for less.

Age Management, Bio-Identical Hormones

How do I receive Testosterone Replacement Therapy?

June 29, 2012

Testosterone therapy

should be administered intramuscular, transdermal or by pellets never taken oral.

Testosterone cypionate

or propionate is most bioidentical to the body, other synthetics or more anabolic and dangerous.

Testosterone shots

should be every 7-14 days with smallest dose to relieve symptoms of low T and elevate blood tests to the above average range.

Testosterone creams and gels

are daily usage and should be applied to hairless areas of the body that won’t rub against others. Pellets are placed with a minor procedure that includes local anesthesia with Lidocaine, very small incision and insertion of a trochar into the muscle fascia to drop the prescribed amount of testosterone pellets that last 4-5 months.

Ways to optimize testosterone therapy are to eat a diet high in protein; lean meat, fish, eggs, protein shakes. Avoid refined carbohydrates such as flour, sugar, white rice therefore no bread (whole wheat included), bagel, cookies, tortilla, donuts, crackers, noodles, pasta, and most cereals. No sugar; pop, sweets and candy. No milk, good aged cheese ok. Further avoid alcohol, smoking, and drugs.

Age Management, Bio-Identical Hormones

What can Testosterone Replacement Therapy do for me?

June 29, 2012

Testosterone Replacement Therapy

improves the quality of life and health of men who have symptoms and lab results of

low testosterone

. Prevention of almost all age-related diseases (heart attack, stroke, osteoporosis, fractures, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, chronic pain, obesity, dementia, depression, and COPD ) can be improved with testosterone. Improvement in

cholesterol

, triglycerides, anemia,

blood pressure

, BMI, weight, penis size, sexual potency, memory and test taking ability have been proven in clinical studies. Almost all the symptoms and diseases that come with growing old can improve with testosterone therapy. Almost every symptom of

growing old

is a sign of low testosterone; flabby belly, decreased muscle tone, older-looking, dry thin skin, wrinkles and depressed attitude.

Age Management, Bio-Identical Hormones

How safe is HGH?

June 29, 2012

Compared to most prescription drugs the safety of growth hormone is very good. Signs of too much growth hormone are edema of the feet and hands with carpal tunnel symptoms of numbness of the fingers. Some people think GH replacement may cause a proliferation of cancer cells, this is generally not true. Patients with acromegaly, excessive growth hormone levels actually have a decrease incidence of cancer. This decrease in cancer is thought to be from growth hormone’s ability to stimulate the immune system to fight cancer.

Age Management, Bio-Identical Hormones

What are other symptoms that I may need HGH therapy?

June 29, 2012

The worst the symptoms of muscle weakness, muscle aches, joint stiffness, chronic pain and fatigue, the better the chance of improvement on

growth hormone replacement therapy

. Several of our patients that have failed with pain specialists, physical therapy and a variety of prescription drugs have their pain and fatigue completely cured with

HGH

.

Age Management, Bio-Identical Hormones

Why would I need HGH replacement?

June 29, 2012

Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency

,

AGHD

is a condition diagnosed by the board certified

age management

physician by symptoms and laboratory testing. Unfortunately insurance companies won’t pay for the expensive

HGH therapy

, leaving the over a thousand dollar per month price tag out of reach for most people. There once was a generic growth hormone but the FDA pulled it from the shelves of compounding pharmacies and age management physicians, probably from pressure from the other four companies manufacturing and selling their expensive, non-generic forms of growth hormone. HGH therapy can increase growth hormone levels very effectively, but diet, supplements, exercise, good sleep, bioidentical replacement therapy, and testosterone replacement can increase your growth

hormone levels

and lessen the symptoms of Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency.

Age Management, Bio-Identical Hormones

What is Human Growth Hormone (HGH) replacement?

June 29, 2012

Human Growth Hormone

,

HGH

is safe and effective but has been portrayed as bad because of the use in sports by athletes that it use for physical advantages of building muscle and bone. HGH is the

body’s repair hormone

which is secreted by the pituitary gland while you sleep. HGH helps repair all the cells of the human body, it is truly the best

age management drug

, but should only be prescribed by an experienced, board certified age management medicine physician. Dr Rudman’s study of sixty year olds in the early nineties proved HGH effects which included

fat loss

, muscle gain, feeling better and thicker skin without side effects. Patients in the study didn’t know what was being studied, some received HGH and others placebo shots, fat loss of greater than 10% and muscle gain of nearly 9% were found, all without dieting! Reports of feeling a lot better overall was reported by the sixty year old group taking HGH.

Age Management, Bio-Identical Hormones

When should someone begin bioidentical hormone therapy?

June 29, 2012

If

bioidentical hormone therapy

is started early, in perimenopause, women won’t need

sleeping pills

like Ambien or Lunesta, antidepressants like Prozac, Effexor, Cymbalta, Zoloft, Pristiq, Paxil, or Celexa, anti-anxiety pills like Xanax (alprazolam), or Ativan (lorazepram), osteoporosis drugs like Fosamax, Boniva, Reclast, or Actinol. Starting

HRT

in early

menopause

, perimenopause could prevent or delay adult onset diabetes, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, dementia, cancer, and most of the diseases that accompany

getting old

. There is too much money at stake in “illness-care industry” in America, the hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and doctors reap the benefits of the HRT controversy. Mass media; television, internet and print ads benefit from the advertising money.

Bioidentical hormones

themselves cannot be patented because they are in humans and the wild yam, only the delivery system can be patented like patches. There won’t be huge studies done to bring them to market, so physicians will be better convinced by pretty or handsome drug reps with large studies for the symptoms of menopause, perimenopause and andropause, not the cure.

* Individual results may vary and are not guaranteed.