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Dr Colin Holloway | Managing hormone imbalances

This website is an avenue for communicating with my patients. I keep very up to date with health issues, especially to do with aging and hormonal problems. I will share the interesting bits with you. I encourage a two-way conversation so please add your comments and opinions. I have a daily blog dealing with health issues. You can subscribe to this free service by entering your email address in the space provided.

I am a GP working in Caboolture, Queensland. I have a special interest in natural hormone treatments, also known as Bio-identical hormones. The name derives from the fact these hormones are identical to the hormones we produce naturally.

I have been using these hormones for the last 20 years, and have treated nearly 4500 people with them.

Qualifications

I have a MB Bch,(Bachelor of Surgery and Medicine). I also have a Diploma in Obstetrics, obtained from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. As well I have a Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, obtained at the Witwatersrand University, South Africa. I am a Fellow of the Royal Australian College of GPs. Over my lifetime I have delivered over 1500 babies, an achievement I value highly. Some of those I delivered are now my patients.

Books written:

Having studied diet, lifestyle, health and positive attitudes, I was frequently asked as to why I did not share this knowledge with others more widely. So with the encouragement of my wife, I would get up at 4 am to research and write Live Well Over 100. The first edition of 5000 sold out very quickly, so more study and earlier am starts led to the second edition, which was a lot bigger and more in-depth. The print run of 20,000 sold out fairly quickly as well. I was invited to speak at various health related conferences, something I really enjoyed, as I got to meet people from various parts of the world. I spoke in conferences in New Zealand, Singapore, Philippines, South Africa and Australia of course. Unfortunately, the book is now out of print, and is no longer current as it was written over 15 years ago.

While touring New Zealand and giving talks at various venues, I met Michail Borrisenko, who had a great interest in Colostrum, and the many health benefits thereof. Michail and I coauthored Microbe Apocalypse- Man Vs Microbe'. Michail Borrisenko, is chief scientist, Institute of Colostrum Research, New Zealand.

I wrote The Medical Vitadiet, which has sold over 25,000 copies to date. This deals with the benefits of the low-calorie diet to produce weight loss. At one stage I had 5 weight loss clinics in Queensland, with very successful results. Having decided to move on to other aspects of health, I sold the business, but allowed the new owners to continue to use the book I wrote as part of the program.

Environmental concerns:

When living in Bargara, near Bundaberg, in the 70s and 80s with my family, I became concerned about the threat developers posed to the famous Mon Repos Turtle Rookery. A meeting was called by concerned locals, at which I found myself elected to a committee to fight the threat to Mon Repos. We ran a campaign mainly around environmental issues and won in a landslide. I did 2 terms on the local council and feel we made a difference to the local environment my family and friends lived in. I continued my general practice during this time, which kept me very busy. I am still keenly interested in politics, as the world we live in will be determined by the actions of our leaders, and we need to be ever vigilant to ensure our freedoms and good governments.

Womens Hormones.

Why should women get artificial hormones that are not the same as the natural hormones women produce? It isobvious that the body will react and have side effects to hormones it does not recognize.

Why not use the natural hormone produced by the body? How can the limited dosages available from the synthetic HRT suit all women? You would not be satisfied with a choice of only 2 sizes when buying a pair of shoes. So how much more important is it to have hormones made to measure.

Some of the motivation for this web site is to present the medical evidence and research to reassure men and women about the science behind what I do and to refute some of the nonsense that is said about Natural (Bio-identical) HRT. The big pharmaceutical companies have a commercial interest in women using their products and not the natural form. To this end they spend vast sums in promoting their products to doctors, and give big grants to the various menopause associations. I ask people to keep an open mind and to look at the research available into using hormones.

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Does hormone replacement medication … – Lindora Clinic

These hormones are associated with aging and aging absolutely affects ones weight. Metabolism slows, hormone levels change, and vigorous activity becomes more difficult. However, there is evidence that behavioral changes account for a greater proportion of weight gain than physiological changes.

As we grow older, we usually grow in wealth and free timetime to eat out, relax at home, or take vacations. Menopause also plays a role. One long-term, ongoing study of women before, during, and after menopause (the Rancho Bernardo Womens Study) has shown that women tend to gain weight more rapidly during and after menopause.

To many peoples surprise, average weight gain is more rapid in those not taking hormones than in those taking hormones. But it bears repeatingweight gain tends to occur in women during and after menopause, whether or not they choose hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

According to the Postmenopausal Estrogen and Progestin Intervention (PEPI) Trial, women on placebo experienced a much larger weight gain than those receiving supplemental hormones, but even they experienced a small weight gain during the three years of the trial (J Clin Endocrinolog Metab. 1997; 82: 1549-1556). While the women on placebo gained an average of 4.6 lbs., the women taking estrogen alone gained 1.5 lbs. The estrogen administered was the type found in Premarin and Prempro. The women taking estrogen along with a progestin, either cyclically to approximate a natural cycle or continuously also gained weight2.9 lbs. with cyclical Provera and 2.0 lbs. with a type taken daily. Those assigned to a micronized progesterone gained 2.9 lbs.

Medroxyprogesterone acetate (Provera) is the most common progestin prescribed in HRT. It is the progestin component of HRT that is most often associated with bloating and weight gain. Progestins are various synthetic versions of progesterone, the hormone secreted by the ovaries during the second half of the menstrual cycle if ovulation has occurred.

Progesterone, often considered a fattening steroid hormone, promotes fat synthesis and storage, as this would contribute to a successful pregnancy. Pregnancy requires a tremendous expenditure of energy (i.e. calories) and progesterone, whose name suggests its function (pro=for, gest=gestation), facilitates this in several ways. It increases appetite and slows down intestinal transit time, thus allowing more of the digested nutrients to be absorbed. It can also sometimes decrease insulin sensitivity (the action of insulin at the cellular level), resulting in a degree of insulin resistance which can elevate blood sugar. This conserves glucose for the fetus for growth and development, though at the expense of the mother. Progesterone can also result in the retention of sodium and water, which also contributes to weight gain. However in a non-pregnant state, the increased glucose resulting from the increased absorption of an increased amount of food is absorbed by fat cells causing weight gain. The levels of progesterone during pregnancy are, however, much higher than the levels normally found during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle and are also higher than the progestins supplied in HRT.

Further, women with a uterus should not take estrogen without a progestin, since this increases the risk of endometrial cancer significantly. For those women who cannot tolerate progestins, an annual endometrial biopsy (usually an office procedure) is recommended if they choose to take estrogen. Whether or not such surveillance adequately prevents cancer has yet to be determined; further study is needed.

Estrogen can also promote sodium (salt) and water retention, increasing blood volume which is important in pregnancy since it increases delivery of nutrients etc. to the fetus. But in a non-pregnant state it can result in weight gain. The weight gain is often temporary since the body eventually adjusts to shifts in fluid. Haarbo and Associates reported that abdominal fat deposition is significantly lower in HRT users. Although all women in this Finnish study gained weight, the HRT users gained less weight and fat overall than non-users. Further, removal of the ovaries in mice, resulting in a lack of estrogen and progesterone similar to the hormonal situation in post-menopausal women, results in massive weight gain due, at least partially, to a greatly increased food intake. Administration of estradiol results in a return of food intake to normal levels and a consequent weight loss.

In women administration of GnRH agonists such as Lupron and other drugs which have the effect of shutting down the ovary are also notorious for causing weight gain, often a large amount (more than can be explained by an increased appetite). The exact mechanism underlying this remains unclear, as does the mechanism underlying menopausal weight gain.

In conclusion, its probably not the fault of the hormone replacement medication that most women gain weight through menopause. Having said that, we often see women whose weight gain was very closely associated with starting hormone therapy. Like most things, some women likely develop much more significant side effects than others do. Its interesting to note that women in some countries tend to lose weight during and after menopause. This is very closely related to activity and diet changes. For instance, in Southeast Asia, women raising young children have more access to food and are less active than their older counterparts who return to work in the factories or fields.

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FEMME CLINIQUE – Bio-Identical Hormone Therapy Clinic …

Femme Clinique is Bellevues premier life enhancement clinic for women who want to get more from life. From sexual enhancement to healthy aging and longevity we can help you maximize your potential from the inside out using bio-identical hormone therapies.

In todays world we are constantly being exposed to chemicals that can severely affect the hormone milieu. When your hormones are out of imbalance you may experience symptoms which can range from uncontrollable weight gain or loss to severe fatigue and low mood.

An obvious symptom of hormonal imbalance is PMS (premenstrual syndrome) which is usually due to a progesterone and/or estrogen deficiency. Hormones effect everything including how we feel and think. Progesterone can help improve relaxation and sleep and estrogen is important for mental clarity. A more extreme example of estrogen deficiency is Alzheimers disease.

Another problem is that as we age our hormones tend to decline (ie menopause). Many women are afraid to do hormone replacement because they have been told it might increase their risk of cancer. The truth is that science has advanced. We can now measure hormone levels accurately and decrease cancer risks. Also, all the studies that showed increase risks were from studies using horse hormones. Premarin is a horse hormone mix.

Using hormone therapies that help your body restore balance can help you regain your optimal health. Bioidentical hormone therapies have been used for thousands of years to help women regain health and vigor for life. The Chinese used bioidentical hormones 1,000 years ago in 1025 AD. Your naturally produces hormones and bio-identical hormones are identical to the hormones your body produces.

We can help you balance your hormones with lifestyle, diet, exercise, and bio-identical hormones. For example, if you are post-menopause then you may need need to apply an estrogen cream topically daily. In addition, some women need a little testosterone cream. While women need much less testosterone than men, you still naturally produced a little testosterone when you were younger. Progesterone, oxytocin, testosterone, estrogen, and thyroid hormones are all important to have in balance.

Pamela Smith, MD, MPH discusses disease prevention

If you are looking for a holistic solution to health aging and balancing your hormones naturally, then theNatural Hormone Replacement Therapyis right for you. This treatment program is designed to help you balance the key hormones Progesterone, Oxytocin, Testosterone, Estrogen, Thyroid, and more.

Your physician can help you determine how best to balance your hormones to increase your wellness and reduce your health risks. Becoming a patient is easy and your first visit includes labs and thorough review of your top health concerns and health history. Based on your specific needs your physician will recommend specific treatments and possibly additional lab testing. Our services are concierge so we invite you to contact us with any questions or concerns throughout the process.

Call (425) 274-2777 with any questions, to schedule, or schedule your new patient visit (we accept most insurance) online:

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Bio-Identical

For years, women have coped with menopause through hormone replacement strategies that addressed the problem instead of the patient. Recently, hormone replacement therapy has been refined so that current therapies are tailored and delivered directly to the patient. Dr. Neera Bhatia is pleased to offer one such therapy, BioTE, that is at the forefront of this design process. BioTE is widely regarded as one of the superior bio-identical hormone replacement therapies available.

Dr. Bhatia's mission statement includes a focus on incorporating innovations that further patient welfare into her practice. With this commitment in mind, Dr. Bhatia is the ideal physician to guide patients through the process of bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. Through nearly 35 years in practice, Dr. Bhatia has seen the approach to hormone replacement therapy develop. Now, there is a solution for patients that she fully endorses and promotes BioTE pellets.

Briefly, bio-identical hormones are plant derived and biologically engineered to match the patient's own hormones. These hormones represent the most recent advancement in hormone replacement therapy and represents a solution for both women and men.

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The Endocrine Clinic | Singapore Hormone Specialists

Dr.Chia graduated with Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 1999, for which she was awarded the Singapore Medical Association Bronze Medal for being 2nd in the overall examination. She was also honored with the Dean's List Award, the Yeoh Khuan Joo Gold Medal (Surgery) and the Nestle Book Prize ( Paediatrics Clinical Clerkship). She decided to pursue her passion for internal medicine and completed her residency at the Singapore General Hospital. She obtained membership of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom in 2002. Following this, she embarked on her fel-lowship training in the field of Endocrinology at the Department of Endocrinology, Singapore General Hos-pital (SGH).

In 2004, whilst still pursuing her subspecialty training in Endocrinology, Dr Chia was given a research fellow-ship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA. During this one and a half year period, she conducted research on blood markers for the diagnosis and management of thyroid cancer, for which she was awarded the Merlin Bumpus Young Researcher Award (2nd prize) by the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Upon her return to Singa-pore, she completed the rest of her Endocrinology fellowship in 2007, and was admitted as a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine, Singapore.

Dr Chia has always been passionate about teaching, and has been heavily involved with both undergraduate and postgraduate education. She was Chairman of the SGH Division of Medicine Medical Officer Education Committee from 2006 to 2008, as well as a Clinical Tutor at the Yong Lou Lin School of Medicine at the Na-tional University of Singapore.

Dr Chia has wide ranging interests particularly in thyroid disease and diabetes. She is the current chairman of the SGH Thyroid Group, a multidisciplinary association of physicians with an interest in the care of patients with thyroid cancer. She is the only endocrinologist in Sinapore so far to receive the specialist credential En-docrine Certification in Neck Ultrasound (ECNU) from the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE). This rigorous credential is only awarded to endocrinologists who have satisfied a high standard for performing thyroid and neck ultrasounds, as well as ultrasound-guided biopsies of thyroid nodules.

Dr Chia also has a great interest in managing diabetes, and strongly believes in empowering both physician and patient in combating this growing problem. To this end, she has given numerous educational talks on dia-betes to the medical community, both internationally and locally. Besides this, Dr Chia also manages oste-oporosis, calcium disorders, obesity, polycystic ovarian disease, lipid disorders, pituitary and adrenal disorders and other hormonal evaluations. She is the incumbent honorary secretary of the Endocrine & Metabolic Soci-ety of Singapore and the Chapter of Endocrinologists, Academy of Medicine. She is an active member of The Endocrine Society (USA) and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE).

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy for Men and Women …

Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy, along with proper nutrition and exercise has the ability to return men and women to the optimal mental, physical, emotional and sexual health they had when they were younger adults. Bio-Identical hormone replacement BHRT therapy has renewed the lives of millions of men and women with hormonal imbalances by significantly improving their quality of life and their health.

Natural, Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) has been used with great success by patients throughout Europe and the United States since the 1930s to improve the lives of millions of men and women with hormonal imbalances. Unlike conventional hormone therapy, which uses synthetic hormones, Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy uses naturally derived hormones in the proper levels to eliminate symptoms of hormone imbalance. Bio-Identical hormones are identical to the hormones produced naturally by the human body.

Natural bio-identical hormone replacement therapy, under a doctor's supervision, is a safe and effective treatment that significantly improves the quality of life and health of people suffering from age-related hormone imbalance.

BENEFITS OF HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR WOMEN

Benefits of Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy for women may include the elimination of night sweats and hot flashes, vaginal dryness and itching, improved energy levels, improved fat loss and muscle tone, improved mood and sex drive, improved memory and concentration and may reduce risk of heart disease.

BENEFITS OF HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR MEN

Benefits of Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy for men may include improved muscle mass, tone and energy levels resulting in improved exercise endurance, improved fat loss, improved muscle tone, improved mood and sex drive, improved memory and concentration, improved sleep patterns, and improved cholesterol levels.

Bio-Identical hormones are most commonly prescribed to treat symptoms of hormonal imbalance in women and men, such as hot flashes, night sweats, decrease or loss of libido, weight gain, fatigue, mood swings and irritability.

Many patients choose Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) because it is prescribed on an individualized basis and does not fall into the category of a one-size-fits-all type of approach.

Dr. Jason Collins has extensive experience in both natural and conventional medicine and insures that each Bio-Identical hormone regimen is custom-compounded and is based on each patient's individual diagnostic results, making them not only safer, but also more effective than traditional synthetic hormones.

Studies show that natural Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy for men and natural Bio-Identical hormone replacement therapy for women significantly improves ones quality of life and health while decreasing the risk of developing chronic illnesses in the future.

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Denver Hormone Therapy | Denver Hormone Health

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Are you experiencing exhaustion, moodiness, low libido, weight gain or hot-flashes? Find out if your symptoms can be corrected with Bioidentical Hormone Therapy.

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BHRT utilizes hormones that are chemically identical to those already in your body. These natural hormones are not created in a lab, but come from plants and animals.

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Stephen A. Goldstein, M.D., F.A.C.S. founded Denver Hormone Health on the central belief that no man or woman should have to suffer needlessly at the hands of hormone imbalances.

Dr. Goldstein has been studying Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) and anti-aging medicine since 1999. He understands the detailed nuances of balancing hormones (tailored to meet your unique needs). He has also personally experienced the positive impact Bioidentical Hormone Therapy has had on his own health.

Born in Spartanburg, South Carolina and raised in Nashville, Tennessee, Dr. Goldstein was awarded an academic scholarship to the University of Tampa where he received a B.S. degree in Chemistry. H

e went on to receive his M.D. from the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, and completed his General Surgery and Plastic Surgery Residency at Brown University.

Dr. Goldstein firmly believes in continuing education and attends numerous professional meetings and conferences yearly to remain in touch with the latest technological advances. Read More

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HD Medspa & Clinic | Lakeview Neighborhood, Chicago, for …

The HD Med Spa and Clinic, located the the Lakeview neighborhood, Chicago Illinois, near the heart of Boystown, specializes in Microdermabration, Botox treatments, Laser Hair Removal, Lipo B, Cryoprobe Skin Lesion Removal, Facials, Chemical Peels and Naprapathy.

Dr. Harold Diaz also provides Chicago hormone replacement therapy, as well as physician-supervised bioidentical testosterone / estrogen replacement programs and secretogogue therapies designed to treat adult men and women over the age of 3O suffering from symptoms and problems associated with low hormone levels (andropause/menopause) within the Chicago area. See Dr. Diaz's blog for more information about hormone replacement therapy.

Our weight loss program is a contemporary, physician-conducted and monitored approach to weight loss, based on current research and the clinical experience of Dr. Diaz. The program focuses on lifestyle changes, which eventually will help patients keep off unwanted or extra pounds.

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment, Contact Dr. Diaz.

If you have any questions or would like to make an appointment for a naprapathic treatment, please Contact Dr. Venice.

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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy – Amen Clinics

For many years, the most commonly prescribed drug in the nation was a synthetic estrogen made from horses urine (Premarin). Premarin in pill form is offered in five different dosages. In recent years, studies have linked negative outcomes to conventional hormone replacement therapy, such as increased risk of cancer and heart disease. Today, conventional hormone therapy is approached more cautiously.

Recent years have seen the emergence of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, which takes a more individualized, natural approach to hormone replacement. In bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), hormones are biologically identical to human hormones on a molecular level, which is believed to help the body accept the hormone more effectively and avoid side effects commonly experienced with synthetic hormones. Additionally, bioidentical hormones are prescribed on a case-by-case basis based on the specific dosage needs of each patient. Instead of just five dosage options, none of which may be right for you, your Amen Clinics doctor can determine any dose that you specifically need and it will get made for you. This individualized approach makes far better sense than a one size fits all approach no two people are exactly the same, so why would their hormone levels be? And since our bodies are so sensitive to hormone levels, precision dosages are ideal.

At Amen Clinics, we offer individualized dosages and combinations of the following hormones, which we carefully administer based on your unique hormone profile determined in yourbiomedical evaluation.

Estrogen is the major female sex hormone (though men have it, too). When a woman doesnt have enough of it, it impacts her libido, her immune system, her mental health and her heart health, to name a few. Menopause is the time in a womans life when estrogen production naturally falls off, leading to such common side effects as hot flashes, forgetfulness, mood swings, vaginal dryness and depression. This is why menopause is the time in life when most women think about hormone replacement therapy. Estrogen replacement has been shown in studies to improve cognition in post-menopausal women. It can also normalize the ups and downs of menopause and help women regain and maintain a feeling of normalcy and wellbeing.

Much more than a female sex hormone, progesterone can support GABA, the brains relaxation neurotransmitter (progesterone receptors are highly concentrated in the brain). We like to think of progesterone as the feel-good hormone. When progesterone is low, women can experience anxiety and depression, sleep difficulty and bone loss. Many women can become what is known as estrogen dominant and can suffer a litany of problems due to this relative lack of progesterone (think PMS). Progesterone replacement can be incredibly helpful for women who have problems that get worse with their menstrual cycle.

The primary male sex hormone, testosterone in men is responsible for sex drive, muscle mass, bone density and an overall sense of wellbeing. Andropause is the gradual decrease of testosterone production in older men, a little bit like menopause is to women. With its anti-inflammatory properties, testosterone has been connected to chronic pain. In women, testosterone helps protect the nervous system and ward off depression and Alzheimers disease.

The thyroid gland drives the production of many neurotransmitters that run the brain. If your thyroid is low, you feel sluggish, mentally foggy and depressed; if its high, you feel anxious, jittery and irritable. Experts conservatively estimate that one-third of all depressions are directly related to thyroid imbalance. Low thyroid function remains one of the most under-diagnosed medical conditions in the country and proper evaluation and treatment of this condition is vital to both mental and physical health.

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a precursor hormone to the sex hormones, meaning testosterone, estrogen and progesterone are all converted from DHEA. Stress can take a toll on DHEA levels, which when low have been linked to weight gain, depression and chronic pain. Conversely, studies show that higher levels of DHEA as you age are associated with longevity.

In some severe cases of fatigue and excessive stress over a long period of time, the adrenal glands may become fatigued or unable to cope with the bodys demand for adrenal hormones. There are natural ways to support the adrenal gland, but in some cases replacing adrenal hormones with prescription medications like cortisol can have a dramatic effect on improving quality of life. Adrenal hormones should be evaluated and replaced by an expert in hormone replacement therapy.

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Human growth hormone (HGH): Does it slow aging? – Mayo Clinic

Human growth hormone (HGH): Does it slow aging?

Human growth hormone is described by some as the key to slowing the aging process. Before you sign up, get the facts.

Growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland a pea-sized structure at the base of the brain to fuel childhood growth and help maintain tissues and organs throughout life. Beginning in middle age, however, the pituitary gland slowly reduces the amount of growth hormone it produces.

This natural slowdown has prompted an interest in the use of synthetic human growth hormone (HGH) to stave off some of the changes that occur with age, such as decreased muscle and bone mass.

If you're skeptical, good for you. There's little evidence to suggest human growth hormone can help otherwise healthy adults regain youth and vitality. In fact, experts recommend against using HGH to treat aging or age-related conditions.

Yes. Adults who have true growth hormone deficiency not the expected decline in growth hormone due to aging may be prescribed synthetic human growth hormone by their doctors.

Growth hormone deficiency in adults is rare and may be caused by pituitary adenoma a tumor on the pituitary gland or treatment of the adenoma with surgery or radiotherapy. For adults who have a growth hormone deficiency, injections of human growth hormone can:

Human growth hormone is also approved to treat adults with short bowel syndrome or AIDS- or HIV-related muscle wasting.

Studies of healthy adults taking human growth hormone are limited. Although it appears that human growth hormone can increase muscle mass and reduce the amount of body fat in healthy older adults, the increase in muscle doesn't translate into increased strength. It isn't clear if human growth hormone may provide other benefits to healthy adults.

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What are Hormones? – Hormone Replacement Therapy Denver

By Dr Dale Baird

Hormones are chemicals the body uses to direct our cells to perform various tasks. The tasks performed involve almost every function, from insulin production to brain intellectual development. They are in most abundance in our earlier years of life. When we are young, we dont really know how lucky we are to have fully functioning hormones. But at age 47-53 for most women, they start going away, its called in Menopause(for men its andropause). Symptoms of waxing and waning hormones are; weight gain, low or no energy, sleep disruption, no sexual desire, osteoporosis, heart disease, looking as if youre rapidly aging. There are many hormones (even Vit D is considered a hormone in some circumstances) but the main ones we usually deal with are the following; Estrogen, Testosterone, Progesterone, DHEA, Melatonin, and Cortisol. Both Estrogen and testosterone are derived from progesterone and DHEA. A healthy cholesterol level is important because all hormones are derived from it.

Estrogen is what makes a women different from a man, like wise Testosterone is what makes a man a man. Both of them are involved with the osteoporosis as is progesterone. All of these are very necessary for a healthy heart, brain, lungs, hormone system, digestive system.

As we age these hormones become less plentiful leading to the aging process. Hormone Replacement is the medical process of re-establishing normal known hormone levels. These levels are just about the same no matter what age you are! So when you use hormones to establish normal levels, we are essentially rolling back the clock, 20 to 30 years in most cases.

Hormone levels are dropping in younger age groups more than ever before. Our clinic sees the equivalent of a 70 year old levels with males and females in their mid twenties. More now than ever before, younger people are needing hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

HRT is not for everyone, some illnesses preclude hormones and hormone replacement. Call an HRT specialty Doctor to see if you need your hormones levels measured.

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Medical Weight Loss Clinic of Utah – Hormone Replacement …

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We take a physical / health approach to weight loss. There are hundred of people that diet and exercise daily and they still gain weight or they cant loose weight, this is not because they are cheating on their diet. Its because something is wrong with their body and their metabolism. Conditions that cause weight gain, also cause other symptoms i.e fatigue, brain fog, depression, anxiety, hair loss, feeling cold, belly weight, diabetes, low hormones and more. We customize our physician supervised weight loss programs for each of our patients after analyzing their unique health situation.

whether you have difficulty losing weight or are suffering from diabetes-related issues, PCOS, infertility, seemingly incurable migraines, or a host of other conditions.

At Medical Weight Loss and Hormone Replacement Clinic we dig deep to find the underlying causes of your health issues, then our physicians, dedicated staff, and nutritionists work directly with you to help solve your health problems!

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Home – Seattle Hormone Replacement Clinic for Men

Our hormone levels decline with aging. We begin experiencing lack of energy, decrease in exercise tolerance and sexual drive. We gain weight, acquire heart disease and diabetes; we loose muscle strength, and our bones become fragile.

Such detrimental changes should not be ignored!

Weshould actively seek for ways how to continue to be and stay energetic and productive, even when years take toll on us.

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and, in particular, testosterone replacement has become increasingly popular among middle age men.

In addition to a healthy diet and active lifestyle, optimal hormone levels aid men to be at their best.

A recently published study, which included 930 men with coronary artery disease, showed that men who had a lower level of Testosterone (even borderline levels!) had almost twice higher chance of dying during seven years of follow-up. (Heart. 2010; 96:1821-1825)

At our clinic, we constantly review the most recent medical articles and strive to improve our protocols in order to bring you the best possible outcomes from your hormone therapy. Though subjective results may vary, most men on hormone replacement feel and function better than those who are not.

If you have any questions about Testosterone Replacement, DHEA, Thyroid or other hormone optimization, please CALL us today at (206) 792-5700 to discuss your personalized hormone replacement program.

We will carefully review your medical history and tailor a hormone replacement program right for you.

We can help YOU to feel your BEST!

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Long Island Hormone Therapy Clinic NY, Anti-Aging Clinics …

Hormone Replacement Therapy Nutraceutical Imbalance Therapy IV Nutrient Therapy Medical Weight Loss Sexual Dysfunction Treatment GH Releasing Hormones You may be reading this because you are not your normal self. You are lethargic and your energy level is not what it was. Your body is becoming soft and flabby. You're having problems with focus and concentration. LEARN MORE Core Medical New York has an extensive menu of nutraceuticals, available via oral delivery or injection, that accelerate the anti-aging process in our patients. Our neutraceuticals range from high performance, gender-specific multi-vitamins to essential amino acids that can melt away body fat. LEARN MORE IV nutrient therapy is the process of giving vital nutrients to the body via the bloodstream. The nutrients can be distributed slowly with a syringe, as in the "Meyer's Cocktail," for five to fifteen minutes or by a slow drip that can last from thirty minutes to just over an hour. LEARN MORE Small doses of HCG, given to overweight individuals, decreases appetite, and assists in trimming off inches of fat, specifically around the hips, thighs, buttocks, and stomach in a few short weeks. LEARN MORE Core Clinic takes a multi-faceted approach to treating erectile dysfunction. The first step is an evaluation by one of Core's highly-trained physicians to identify what is causing erectile dysfunction. Upon completing the evaluation, an individualized treatment regimen is created by a Core physician. LEARN MORE Core Medical New York's objective in providing physician-supervised, adult Sermorelin growth hormone therapy, is to reverse the negative effects of aging and secure the extensive treatment benefits. LEARN MORE Core Medical New York is a group of professionals, dedicated to revolutionizing the anti-aging process. Core strives to bring an innovative approach to conquering the countless adverse effects of aging experienced by many adult men and women. We design for each client a customized program with the sole objective of improving their quality of life.

We also specialize in Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Testosterone Replacement Therapy!

Call us today so we can help you out of the shadows of hormone imbalances! FOR A FREE CONSULTATION, CALL (844)NYC-CORE

These medicines are available only with a doctor's prescription. As such, you must be examined by our physician who will determine what products are medically necessary and provide you with instructions for proper use and administration. Core Medical New York will be happy to connect you with one of the many physicians in its network so you can learn more about our products and so that you, together with a qualified physician, can determine if our products are right for you. Please note that Core takes its responsibility to its patients very seriously and as such complies with all relevant statutes, rules and regulations, including but not limited to 21 U.S.C. 801-971 and 21 U.S.C. 301, et seq. You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit MedWatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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HGH Therapy | HGH Clinics | Human Growth Hormone Therapy

Since 2003, AAG Health & Wellness has pioneered the field of health, vitality and wellness for men and women who want to achieve specific health goals.

We combine ongoing expertise in clinical research related to every area of wellness, with access to a unique team of board-certified physicians, wellness coaches and nutritionists at our hormone therapy clinics.

Our expertise is in the integrative field of age management and anti-aging. Our unique approach enables our clients to achieve optimum performance, productivity and appearance in the most efficient way possible.

Please find below a list of our most popular treatment plans designed to make you look good and feel better than ever:

We also offer a great selection of diagnostic tests at our clinics that are designed to identify health and wellness markers:

All of the above play a crucial role in our integrative wellness approach to age management. Here are some of the results our clients have reported after visiting our wellness centers:

If youre ready to supercharge your life, give us a call at (866) 734-5771 for a free consultation or to get more information about our integrative wellness programs.

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Bio-Identical Hormones & Women’s Services at Dr. Wright’s …

The Tahoma Clinic has a variety of programs for women who are interested in optimizing their health. The programs range from basic gynecological exams, menopausal support, gynecological conditions such as endometriosis and fibroids, to prevention against osteoporosis, Alzheimers, cardiovascular disease, and cancers. Each program is individualized to meet personal needs, as well as address your prior history and family history.

Our most popular program involves evaluation and use of Bio-identical natural hormone replacement therapy. The Tahoma Clinic offers the latest in Bio-identical natural hormone replacement therapy for women in a safe and effective manner. Dr. Jonathan Wright, MD originated the Triest blend of estrogens 25 years ago and is still leading the way today. Dr. Wright currently has two physicians on staff specializing in womens health, and has worked extensively with each of them in Bio-identical natural hormone replacement therapy.

Menopause is a natural process a womans body goes through as she ages. Many different approaches can be taken to help address this change. Diet and lifestyle are always at the core of the program. Vitamins, minerals, and other supplements as necessary are then added to support the foundation. Lastly, the Bio-identical hormones, which look exactly like the hormones you produce in your own body and originate from wild yam or soy, are formulated for you.

As we age, our hormone levels change. For example, as early as 30 years of age, our DHEA levels start declining. At the same time, our Cortisol starts to rise. This combination can result in weight gain, especially around the middle, increasing your risk of cardiovascular disease and insulin resistance. Other symptoms that occur with menopause include:

Each woman experiences these changes to varying degrees. There are many different approaches to managing your symptoms, and we will work with you to find the treatment that best supports your needs. To start, your hormone levels will be evaluated by a 24-hour urinalysis which allows for multiple metabolites to be measured accurately. Then, a physician will work with you to focus on methods to help you balance your hormones safely and effectively for your natural body composition.

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Male Hormone Replacement – Testosterone – The Turek Clinic

The average age of men in the US is projected to rise significantly over the next 25 years, with the greatest increase occurring in men > 65 years old.

As this happens, there will be a dramatic increase in age-related health problems too, including cancer, strokes, heart disease and hormone deficiency. Although the health risks associated with age-related hormonal decline in women, termed menopause, have been thoroughly addressed, it has now been shown that hormonal changes in the aging male are associated with significant health problems.

Specialty board certified Dr. Paul Turek at The Turek Clinic, a Best Doctors in America choice for 7 years running, has expertise and interest in helping patients understand all of the issues, good and bad, that surround testosterone replacement therapy in men of all ages.

To learn more about male hormone replacement, please select one of the following topics. If you are ready to schedule a consultation with Dr. Turek, please request a consultation here.

There is a progressive decline in testosterone production in men with age. These changes can be dramatic, such that 50% of men >60 years old have low levels of testosterone. Although the rate of decline varies widely, a general rule of thumb is that testosterone levels decrease about 1% yearly after age 50. Despite the fact that it is not as rapid a drop in hormones as women get with menopause, it certainly is just as real. This has been termed male menopause, male climacteric, andropause, or more appropriately, partial androgen deficiency in the aging male (PADAM). Serum testosterone levels in men fall progressively from the third decade to the end of life, mainly due to a decline in the cells in the testis that make the hormone (Leydig cells). This decline may also be due to changes in hormones (GnRH, LH) and proteins (SHBG, albumin) that regulate testosterone production.

One issue with testosterone that complicates matters is the fact that it exists in several different forms in the blood, and each form has different hormonal activity (Figure 1). Free or unbound testosterone is a fully active hormone, but protein-bound testosterone are only partly active, or sometimes completely inactive. What is usually measured in a blood draw is the total testosterone, which is a combination of the free and protein-bound forms. An analogy to explain this is to think of the total testosterone as all of the cars in a parking lot.

Importantly, though, only the cars that can start or drive are useful or active. Free testosterone comprises all of the cars that can start and be driven away, but the protein-bound testosterone are those cars that may or may not start, and those that may or may not be able to be driven away. So, aging is associated with 1) lower total testosterone production (fewer cars in the lot) and 2) higher levels of certain proteins that bind testosterone (sex hormone-binding globulin, SHBG), such that even fewer cars can start and run, and it is this combination of events that leads to declining testosterone activity with age. Thus, the complex physiology of testosterone balance often clouds the interpretation of age-related declining levels of the hormone.

Testosterone affects the function of many organs in the body (Table 1). In the brain, it influences libido or sex drive, male aggression, mood and thinking. Testosterone can improve verbal memory and visual-spatial skills. It as also been shown to decrease fatigue and depression in men with low levels. It is responsible for muscle strength and growth, and stimulates stem cells and blood cells in bones and kidneys. Penile growth, erections, sperm production, and prostatic growth and function all depend on testosterone. It also causes body hair growth, balding, and drives beard growth. Thus, testosterone makes us who we are, and influences how we look.

In men with low testosterone levels, testosterone can improve bone mineral density and reduce bone fractures, an effect similar to that found in postmenopausal women on estrogen replacement. Importantly, hip fractures are 2-3 times as likely to kill an older man as a woman of the same age, and 40% of older male patients with hip fractures die within 1 year of the injury.

Testosterone results in increases in lean body mass, possibly strength and can decrease fat mass. By stimulating erythropoietin, testosterone increases blood counts. It appears to improve lipid profiles and dilates blood vessels in the heart but no data has yet shown that it reduces heart attacks or strokes. It appears not to alter LDL or total cholesterol levels. In recent work, it has been shown that men with chronically low testosterone levels have 2-3 fold higher risk of developing metabolic syndrome and have up to a 40% greater risk of death than men with normal testosterone levels.

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Hormone clinic to open – News Sentinel Story

Patients in need of hormone replacement therapy will have another option when a dedicated treatment clinic opens next week in West Knoxville.

Balanced Solutions at 9051 Executive Park Drive, suite 203, hopes to fill a void left in the market after the closing of HRC Medical in January. HRC had been under state investigation for safety concerns.

If HRC had done it the correct way, it would have been such a tremendous clinical benefit to our region. They didnt. I think we have the potential to provide that, said Dr. Michael Fields, owner and medical director of Balanced Solutions.

Balanced Solutions has three patient rooms with another two rooms available for expansion. It focuses on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, primarily injectable hormone pellets.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy uses plant-derived hormones that are formulated to be a direct exact copy chemically and molecularly as the hormones produced by the human body, said Fields, who also serves as Turkey Creek Medical Centers director of robotic surgery.

Since HRC Medical closed, patients in need of such therapy have had limited access to treatment, relying on individual physician practices. HRC Medical also had focused on bioidentical hormone replacement but closed after the state attorney general sued the company for misleading customers and failing to warn them of potential health risks.

Fields said his clinic is focused on the health of the patient.

We are focused on the medicine, not selling someone a product. Every patient will see a clinician. This is very individualized per patient, he said.

Balanced Solutions plans to take a global approach to the patient. In addition to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, patients will be counseled on various wellness components such as nutrition, weight loss and exercise.

I never thought Id have the opportunity to be involved with something like this, he said. Its a significant service to the region and to the patients.

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Dallas Anti Aging Clinic for Men | Male Hormone …

1 on 1 Confidential Consultation with Dr. Armani for Male Hormone Therapy in Dallas, TX NO SALES COUNSELORS

In addition to being a contributor to scientific articles, Dr. Abraham Armani has been a consulting advisor to or acknowledged/featured as an expert physician in CNBC, Wall Street Journal, Fox News Radio, Health Radio, CBS Radio, Readers Digest and Dermatology Times as well as other media outlets.

Dr. Abraham Armani has been presented the PATIENTS' CHOICE AWARD for providing outstanding patient care.

Call or email today to schedule a free, personal consultation with Dr. Armani about anti aging and male hormone replacement therapy in Dallas, TX.

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How Can Armani Anti Aging in Dallas, TX Help?

Dr. Abraham Armani MD is a well recognized Dallas anti-aging specialist who uses the latest scientific methodology from across the world to treat his patients. As a member of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Doctors, Armani helps his patients in Dallas, Texas look and feel their best.

We start with a thorough medical history and examination. Dr. Armani's focus is on normalizing male hormone levels using laboratory testing and a proven scientific protocol.

We offer bio-identical male hormone therapy in Dallas, which includes Testosterone, HCG as well as guidance on overall health improvement techniques and decisions.

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Women’s Mood & Hormone Clinic / Moms Program | UCSF …

This clinic provides expert consultation and treatment for women, especially new mothers or mothers-to-be, in cases where hormone function, especially during and after pregnancy, may influence the female brain -like, mood changes, trouble sleeping, depression, worries, anxiety, irritability, decreased ability to focus and concentrate, decreased energy, difficulty connecting with the baby, anxiety, libido and well-being. Examples of the types of symptoms we treat include (but are not limited to):

The Women's Mood & Hormone Clinic / Moms Program also sees teen girls and women with general complaints related to mood, anxiety, sleep and libido - whether or not hormone involvement is suspected as the cause. For example, women with depression, anxiety disorders, sexual complaints, or psychiatric medication issues may be seen by the clinic.

Please keep in mind that we are a clinic specializing in the psychological aspects of hormones on the female brain. If you are seeking medical assistance regarding endocrine diseases, please consult an endocrinologist. If you are uncertain about whether we will meet your needs, please discuss the contents of this website with your primary care physician, enodcrinologist, neurologist, pediatrician, OB-gyn, psychologist, or psychiatrist.

For an appointment, please call our intake and referral service at (415) 476-7500 or toll-free at (800)723-7140.

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How Are Hormones And Anxiety Related? – Calm Clinic

Anxiety is known as a psychological/mental health disorder, and at its core, it is. But scientists now know that your genetics and current physical health can play a very significant role in both the development of anxiety and how it manifests. For example, it's known that low levels of serotonin - a common neurotransmitter - may lead to anxiety and depression, which is why drugs that improve the flow of serotonin are prescribed for anxiety.

Hormones also appear to play a significant role in anxiety development. Those that feel as though their anxieties appeared over time despite effective coping strategies and a high overall quality of life may be suffering from hormonal anxiety, caused by any number of problems with hormone balance.

When the body causes anxiety, treatment may seem more difficult. But powerful anxiety cures can stop anxiety forever. Want to learn more about your anxiety and how to cure it forever?

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The truth is that it's almost impossible to know the exact cause of your anxiety. Your hormonal imbalance may have caused your anxiety, but your anxiety may also have caused your hormonal imbalance, and in some cases the imbalance may have no effect on anxiety whatsoever.

That's why it's best to start at the symptoms and move forward from there. If you haven't yet, click here to take my free anxiety symptoms questionnaire.

Anxiety hormone imbalance has the potential to cause anxiety, because anxiety is often caused by those whose bodies are under stress trying to operate efficiently. It's the reason that those that don't exercise and those that eat an unhealthy diet often have anxiety as well - without exercise or nutrition, your body struggles to function. In addition, hormones are the messengers to the brain. Without hormones, your body may not produce the right amount of neurotransmitters, and anxiety may be the result.

That said, some examples of hormones that may contribute to anxiety include:

Again, nearly any type of hormonal dysfunction can contribute to anxiety, because the body often responds to poorly functioning hormones with stress. But the three examples above tend to be the most common hormones that cause anxiety.

What is perhaps most interesting about anxiety, however, is that even if your anxiety is caused by a change in hormones, it rarely requires any hormonal therapy. Those in natural medicine often talk about the mind/body connection, and many of those that support research-based treatments laugh at the idea that the mind can genuinely affect the body, and vice versa.

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Hormone Center – Home

Susan knew she wasnt crazy. Although she hadnt felt like herself for a while, she knew her symptoms werent made up. She couldnt figure out why she was so tired and moody seemingly all the time. After all, she always took care of herself and enjoyed being active at age 51. Now, getting a good nights sleep is almost impossible. At times she even feels depressed.

Her symptoms are starting to affect her relationship with her kids, her husband, and friends. Little things that never used to bother her now seem like huge events. An accomplished professional, she experiences brain fog at work. And her diminished libido . . . well thats a new one. Sometimes she feels like she could lose it at any moment.

Her primary care doctor ran a battery of tests, including for low thyroid, but her results came back normal. The advice of youre just getting older doesnt sit well with her. Her PCP even prescribed anti-depressants and sleeping pills for Susan. Thats when she decided to take control of her health. Susan isnt someone who just wants to take another pill to treat symptoms. She wants to get to the bottom of her issues.

She was always curious about alternative health treatments. She'd heard about "integrative medicine" but wasn't sure what it entailed. She suspects that traditional medicine doesnt always have all the answers. Susan values her health immensely.

Shes spent so much time taking care of others and now its time to take care of herself.

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Integrative Health and Hormone Clinic Cedar Rapids, IA

March 2015 we celebrate 3 years in business. In these 3 years we have experienced tremendous growth. With this growth has come growing pains and we sincerely thank you, our patients, for your patience with our expansion! We are honored and blessed to have you as part of our wellness initiative and, especially, for helping support a family-owned, small business in our community. We know were not the only option in town to purchase your supplements, but we thank you for investing in your health by supporting your local integrative provider! Thank you for your commitment to improving the quality of your life by improving your health.

As defined by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the National Institutes of Health:

Integrative medicine is medicine that integrates or combines the therapies of complimentary and alternative medicine with those practiced by mainstream medical practitioners for which there is high quality evidence of safety and effectiveness.

Dr. Stephanie Gray welcomes you to Functional, Holistic, and Integrative Medicinethe best of all the healthcare worlds combined!

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Hormone Replacement Clinic | Topeka & Lawrence KS

Members of the community turn to us to help them get through the trying time of menopause. Women's bodies experience dramatic hormone changes during this stage of life. Every women experiences different level of symptoms, but some are challenged by excessive mood swings and more. We don't just treat the symptoms of menopause, but rather we balance the hormones which cause these symptoms. Throughout the years, we have worked on various types of patients who are experiencing menopause, perio-menopause, or post-menopause. The hormones we create and administer to our clients are made from plants, such as soybeans or yams. Turn to a cost-effective and safe type of female hormone replacement for your body, so you can recover from the following symptoms:

Many men suffer from andropause without even realizing they have a condition that can be cured. If you have noticed uncomfortable changes in your body, it is possible you are suffering needlessly. Men of a certain age experience what is called andropause, which is a reduction in testosterone levels. Our clinic offers male hormone replacement therapy, or Low T therapy, to our male clients.

The therapy we offer can dramatically better your quality of life. Within a few short weeks, it is possible to feel renewed energy levels, sex drive, and mood swings. In one short appointment, our experts will ask you questions about your lifestyle, check your hormone levels, and determine the right hormones for your body. Let us relieve you from the symptoms of andropause, such as social withdrawl, weight gain, and irritability.

We are pioneers in the fields of health and wellness with our ability to provide bioidentical hormone replacement therapy for our clients. Our professionals don't just treat the symptoms of menopause or andropause, we get to the root of the problem by balancing your levels and changing your quality of life.

Our treatment method is also know as "Natural Hormone Therapy," which uses hormones derived from plant chemicals that are chemically identical to the hormones in your body. As people age, their bodies reduce the amount of hormones produced and this can lead to serious side effects. With a blood test, we will determine your current hormone levels and devise a custom treatment plan for you

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