Male and Female Hormones, What do they do?
Benefits of Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy
- Few side effects.
- Reduced hot flashes and reduced vaginal dryness.
- Improved libido.
- Improved sleep and better mood, concentration, and memory.
- Prevention of osteoporosis and restoration of bone strength.
- Reduced risk of endometrial cancer and breast cancer.
- Improved cholesterol and lipid profiles.
- Reduced risk of depression.
- Increased muscle mass, decreased body fat.
- Increased mental clarity.
“As your thyroid goes, so goes your life. “ This thyroid gland, located just above your “Adams Apple” runs the metabolism of your entire body. Every cell of the body depends upon adequate levels of thyroid to function properly. Many people have been tested by their doctor, only to be told that their thyroid looks fine. Hint: your doctor didn’t check closely enough. From constant fatigue to inability to lose weight, the thyroid must be running at optimal levels… or you’ll suffer.
Progesterone is a very powerful mood elevating female hormone, not to mention its power to knock out your PMS and menstrual problems. Produced by the ovaries and adrenal glands, progesterone helps fight insomnia, anxiety, menopause, and all types of female cysts and fibroids. Progesterone is a calming hormone to help with stress and sleep.
You can either have too much estrogen (causing anxiety, weight gain, heart disease, breast cancer) or you can have too little (causing hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, low sex drive, insomnia, leaky bladder). Like progesterone, estrogen is produced by the ovaries, the adrenals, but is also made and stored in fat cells.
This hormone is made in the ovaries and testes, and also in the adrenals. Although this hormone is predominantly a male hormone, it is extremely important for women. Without adequate levels of testosterone, women become flabby (lose their muscle tone), lose the desire for sexual intimacy, and lose their overall drive or assertiveness in life. Men and women low in testosterone become more passive about things in life. Men low in this hormone can have problems with impotency.
This is important hormone made by the adrenal glands. When you stress levels are high, cortisol goes up. As cortisol goes up, belly fat increases. If cortisol stays high for years (due to long term stress), the adrenals will fatigue, allowing cortisol levels to drop. The fatigue and sometimes exhaustion sets in, followed by frequent sickness and allergies/asthma.
HGH is produced by the pituitary gland (the body’s master gland). The decline of HGH, directly correlates to the aging process. This hormone significantly promotes the vitality, maintenance and integrity of our organs. HGH stimulates the release of a few hundred growth factors in the body, it is fundamental to proper physiological functioning, impacting every cell. It also helps other hormones penetrate into the cells and react more efficiently. HGH peaks in the early twenties, and by the time we are fifty, it has declined by half. This hormone is the essence of youthfulness, from organ function to love of life to mental and physical performance.
DHEA is one of the most exquisite hormones in our body, produced by the adrenal glands. It is a precursor to other sex hormones. We think DHEA helps prevent obesity, diabetes, cancer and heart disease, stimulates the immune system and extends longevity. It peaks at about 25 years old, then declines. At 50 years old, we have half of what we had. DHEA makes you feel better. It acts as a mood elevator and antidepressant.