During puberty, growth hormone stimulates our bodies to grow. As adults, even though we may not be growing, growth hormone helps maintain muscle mass and bone density, as well as stimulate neurons in the brain for optimal mental focus, concentration and memory.
Estrogens and Progesterone
Appropriate use of human bio-identical estrogens and progesterone has been shown to have extremely beneficial effects in peri and post menopausal women who are deficient. The benefits include: maintenance of the elasticity of the skin and vaginal tissue, increased bone density, improved mental performance, retarding dementia and Alzheimer’s disease; protecting the brain after stroke; decreased abdominal fat; and decreased urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections.
Testosterone for Men
Men also commonly experience hormone imbalances. When men are low in testosterone (low T), they commonly experience fatigue, depression, moodiness, low motivation, low sex drive, declining muscle mass and osteoporosis.
Blood sugars can elevate as fat mass increases, endothelial dysfunction and atherosclerosis, and memory declines.
Appropriate testing and bio identical hormone replacement can profoundly alter the course of a man’s life in a positive way and give him a new beginning into the latter part of life.