Integrative anti-aging medicine is an inclusive term that describes treatments aimed at slowing the aging process and helping patients maintain optimal health and wellness as they get older. Age causes a wide array of changes throughout the body, resulting in many of the aches and pains and increased risks for diseases that become more common as the year's pass. Integrative anti-aging medicine can be customized for each patient's needs to help relieve many of these issues for an improved quality of life.
Although they're primarily associate with sexual health and function, hormones play a critical role in many processes. As the body ages, hormonal production declines, taking a toll on the body and on general health and wellness and affecting everything from metabolism to sleep patterns to the immune system.
Hormone replacement therapy, or HRT, is a medical treatment that uses synthetic hormones created in a lab to supplement hormones to avoid some of the side effects associated with the decline in hormone production.
Traditional HRT uses synthetic hormones with a structure dissimilar to hormones produced naturally by the body. These dissimilarities make it difficult for the body to process and eliminate synthetic hormones in the same way “natural” hormones are processed, allowing by-products to accumulate in the body and causing serious side effects. Bioidentical hormones are created using the same chemical structure as natural hormones so the body recognizes and treats them just as it treats natural hormones, processing them and eliminating them using the same mechanisms to avoid serious side effects associated with traditional HRT.
Bioidentical HRT begins with a physical exam and lab testing to evaluate hormone levels so therapy can be optimized for each patient's unique needs, symptoms, and treatment objectives. Hormones can be supplied using injections, creams, or pellets depending on the patient's needs and preferences. During treatment, ongoing office visits and lab testing will help ensure the dosing remains at optimal levels.
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