BIO-IDENTICAL

HORMONES

"Replacing low levels as we age is a powerful option, to not replace and potentially age even faster is also an option."

Real hormones (not synthetic drugs made to look like hormones) are not scary or mysterious, they are essential to not only surviving life but enjoying a higher quality of life. The main hormones involved in this are; testosterone and human growth hormone (HGH) for men, and estrogen, progesterone, thyroid, testosterone and human growth hormone for women.

 

Safe replacement involves using bio-identical forms of hormones, bio-identical means, a hormone with the exact same molecular structure as the hormones naturally produced by the human body. These hormones fit their own receptor sites (cell doors) and they are not foreign to the human body like “drug-hormones”, (drugs made to look similar but not exactly like normal human based hormones).

 

Before bio-identical hormones, synthetic hormones were traditionally the only help available to women and men. The problem with synthetic hormones is that they are only similar (made to be different to allow to sold or patented) but not exact copies of what your body comes with from the factory, in other words the type and form genetically found in a body as long as we have been human.  In fact in some cases they are very different, this means that our cells, tissues and organs may not receive an optimal or natural response. Synthetic hormones have been linked to unintentional side effects, and because of these differences in structure can act more as a “toxin” or “burden” to the body.

 

In the field of optimal aging medicine, physicians prefer bio-identical hormones whenever hormones are prescribed, we understand that when it comes to the body it is better to use the exact duplicate of a hormone that genetically has already been recognized as safe. The doctor prescribes dosage, concentration or quantity of hormones customized for the individual as no two people’s needs are the same. Most are plant derived and are made by special compounding pharmacists.

Benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • Restores and protects mental functioning and memory.

  • Alters body composition and metabolism by shifting fat to lean muscle mass, and reducing belly fat.

  • Promotes and restores youthful sleep patterns.

  • Reduces wrinkles by increasing collagen and skin elasticity.

  • Reverses thinning, sparse hair and dry skin.

  • Boosts immune function, improving healing capacity.

  • Decreases cholesterol and increases HDL or good cholesterol.

  • Increases bone density and bone mass, decreasing the risk of osteoporosis.

  • Increases the desire and endurance for exercise.

  • Increases sexual function and desire.

To book a consultation, call 604-565-8380

601 W Broadway L6, Vancouver, BC V5Z 4C2

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