Hormone Replacement Therapy

Neuroendocrine Theory—We age because our hormones decline, our hormones don't decline because we age.

Chart: The Hormone Pathway

Hormones are amino acids linked together into long chains called polypeptides. These polypeptides are manufactured in endocrine glands. They include the adrenal glands, the testes, ovaries, pancreas, thyroid, pituitary gland, and pineal gland. The hormones control virtually all of the functions of the body including our reproductive, immune and metabolic systems. The hormones serve as messengers telling our internal organs how to function, heal, reproduce and regenerate. With aging, less and less of these hormones are produced which means that fewer instructions are given to the various organs. Without these instructions organs fail to perform at optimum levels and protein synthesis which is vital to cellular repair does not take place.

A decrease in the production of hormones begins in middle age and continues to diminish in a linear fashion until old age. As these levels decline so do we, both physically and mentally. We lose our energy, vitality, and health, as well as our longevity. Fortunately, this very precise, self regulating system can be restored and replenished with the natural, bio-identical compounds which match in every way the hormones produced by the body.

Science has provided the tools to physicians to both extend life as well as enhance the quality of life by preventing the ravages of aging through natural hormones replacement.

Research efforts from some of the most distinguished medical and scientific centers in the country—Harvard, Stanford and Johns Hopkins—have enabled physicians to realize that the traditional approach of simply attempting to treat individual symptoms of aging is insufficient. Science has provided the tools to physicians to both extend life as well as enhance the quality of life by preventing the ravages of aging through natural hormone replacement. By restoring hormones to their youthful levels, those produced at ages 25 to 30, we can eliminate and reverse many of the symptoms that we have come to associate with age. We can also regain the youthful resilience that enables us to cope gracefully with the stressors that challenge us every day.

Hormone therapy, however, is not a panacea. It will not keep us permanently at one age. The difference is that with hormones we can stop the precipitous decline that occurs after mid-life. There will be no sudden falling off in our physical or mental health. We will stay resilient with a gradual transition that will be less noticeable than it would be without hormone replacement.

Again, the key is to replenish the hormones that already occur naturally in our body and boost them back up to the appropriate medically sound levels necessary to maintain youthful health and vigor. This enables the various hormones to continue the synergistic interplay that is ultimately responsible for health and well being.

Whether you are interested in testosterone for men or if you are in need of menopause medicine, we can help with any of your hormone needs. Call Preventative Medicine Clinic of Beverly Hills in Beverly Hills, CA, if you are interested in our hormone replacement therapy and intravenous therapy.