Has Science Found the Fountain of Youth?
Research into the science of how and why we age has discovered the many anti-aging properties of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
For centuries humans have been searching for the so-called “Fountain of Youth.” Now, new research suggests we may need to look no further than our own bloodstream.
We are all familiar with what it feels like to “grow old.” Skin starts to sag and wrinkle. We no longer have the strength and vitality we once did. Depression is common, as is a loss of desire for sex. Why do all of these things occur? The science of aging tells us that most, if not all, of these symptoms of “getting old” are caused by the decline of critical hormones such as testosterone and human growth hormone.
Human growth hormone, in particular, has been found to be intimately related to the science of why we age.
HGH is responsible for cellular growth and rejuvenation.
As we age, HGH levels drop, and your body’s ability to replace dead and dying cells with healthy new ones slows.
Eventually, your reach a point where more cells are dying than are being replaced. This results in most or not all of the symptoms we think of as “aging.”
Growth hormone replacement therapy has been clinically proven to “turn back the clock” and reverse these symptoms.
The New England Journal of Medicine, back in the early ’90s, published one of the first studies to show the positive effects of HGH optimization. The lead researcher on the study, Dr. Daniel Rudman, concluded, “We reversed 10 to 20 years of the aging process. We saw fat diminished, muscle tissue increased, and better bone density.”
Elderly patients in this and later studies looking into the anti-aging benefits of HGH also reported a general feeling of better health and improved vitality.
HGH optimization therapy has been shown to:
- Rejuvenates and revitalize every cell in the body
- Help burn fat loss and build lean muscle.
- Boost the immune system and improve your ability to heal
- Return energy to more youthful levels
- Overall improve the quality of life.
Since then, there have been many studies that have proven the anti-aging properties of HGH. Current research has discovered that HGH may not only help you age better, but it may also indeed be the proverbial “Fountain of Youth.” A recent study sponsored by The National Institutes of Health found that growth hormone could extend mice’s lifespan.
Bioidentical Hormones Vs. Synthetic Hormones
Bioidentical hormones are exact duplicates of the naturally occurring hormones produced by your body. As opposed to synthetic hormones, bioidentical hormones have the same molecular structure as the hormones produced by your body, which means they are used much more easily. Since bioidentical hormones are exact duplicates of the hormones your body makes, they offer more effective symptom relief than synthetic hormones with fewer risks and side effects.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy has become the preferred treatment for men and women suffering from the symptom of age-related hormone decline.
Bioidentical hormones may be delivered in several forms depending on your needs and lifestyle. Which bioidentical hormones you are prescribed depends on how old you are, if you are a man or a woman, of course, how you are feeling, and what problems you are experiencing.
You may need a prescription for bioidentical progesterone, estrogen, testosterone, growth hormone, or any combination thereof.
If you are between the ages of 45-55, look for these signs and symptoms of your hormone levels being low or out of balance:
- Weakness and fatigue
- Depression and mood swings
- Weight gain
- Loss of muscle tone
- Insomnia and/or disturbed sleep patterns
- Night sweats (women)
- Hot flashes (women)
- Erectile Dysfunction (men)
The only way to know if you qualify for bioidentical hormone therapy is through a series of specific diagnostic tests.
Suppose your testosterone level, growth hormone, or other critical age-related hormones are determined to be sub-optimal or otherwise imbalanced. In that case, you may meet the criteria for bioidentical hormone therapy.
Bioidentical Hormone Therapy and Menopause
Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is particularly effective in treating women dealing with menopausal symptoms. Restoring hormonal balance with bioidentical hormones has helped many women make the transition to the menopausal phase of life much more comfortable. Benefits experienced from using bioidentical hormones can include:
- Improved sleep quality
- Reduction or elimination of hot flashes
- Increased energy
- Increased libido and more satisfying sex
Many women on bioidentical hormone replacement find that mood swings, anxiety, and depression are improved or eliminated as the body’s hormones come back into balance, promoting a general sense of well-being.
What Every Woman Over 40 Needs to Know About Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormone replacement therapy is the most effective treatment option for relieving the typical symptoms of age-related hormone decline in men and women. Two of the most critical hormones to maintaining youth have been proven to be testosterone and human growth hormone. That is why our bioidentical hormone treatment programs are designed to optimize your levels of these hormones. Depending on your symptoms, you may need testosterone therapy or HGH therapy, or both. We often combine HGH and testosterone replacement to allow our patients to age-optimally and not have to give up any of the things they love about life just because they are growing older!
At NuLife Institute, we realize that not all patients experiencing age-related hormone decline are the same. Unlike some other facilities, we never take a cookie-cutter approach to hormone replacement but tailor your program to your unique needs, goals, and lifestyle.
Our medical director, Dr. Luis Dominguez, has used his unique, customized approach to help thousands of patients reverse the clock on aging and enjoy a whole new lease on life. Dr. Luis Dominguez has applied his inquisitive mind and passion for evidence-based Integrative Medicine to focus on utilizing a whole-body approach that provides life-changing results.
“Since working with Dr. Dominguez and his staff at NuLife, I literally have a new lease on life. I look and feel younger, I have more energy, and intimacy between my husband and me has never been better. Thank you, NuLife!” – Leslie G. Hollywood Fl.
If you would like to learn a little bit more about the many life-changing benefits of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, please contact us today by calling (305) 400-0005.