How BHRT may help reduce the risk of
Degenerative diseases are chronic health problems that require ongoing treatment to delay or prevent worsening of the disease. Affecting the nervous, musculoskeletal, circulatory and cardiovascular system, some degenerative diseases do have a genetic component that makes certain individuals prone to developing a chronic disease.
However, by making healthy lifestyle choices and considering bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to restore normal estrogen and testosterone levels, you can take an active role in reducing your risk of suffering degenerative diseases as you age.
Osteoporosis and Estrogen
Both men and women can be diagnosed with osteoporosis, but women are three times as likely to develop this degenerative disease.
Osteoporosis is weakening of bones due to significant slowing of bone remodeling. When you are in your 20s and early 30s, your bones continuously make new bone by a process known as resorption/deposition. Estrogen contributes dramatically to bone remodeling and helps keep bones strong and resistant to fractures.
But when estrogen levels start falling for women in their 40s and men in their 50s, bone mineral density breaks down faster than bones can rebuild, leaving men and women with increasingly brittle and fragile bones.
Doctors formally diagnose osteoporosis using a DEXA (dual energy x-ray absorptiometry) test that scans your spine and hip. Results determine whether you have excessive loss of bone mineral density attributed to osteoporosis. 2
Ovarian, RA and Thyroid Autoimmune Diseases and Progesterone
Studies have found that deficiency of progesterone may account for a higher risk of autoimmune diseases in women, specifically thyroid and ovarian autoimmune disease.
In addition, further research found that women with rheumatoid arthritis lack normal amounts of progesterone, which supports the belief among doctors that progesterone may play a vital role in a woman’s immune system response to her own body.
Consequently, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy could help prevent or reduce a woman’s risk of suffering an autoimmune disease like rheumatoid arthritis. 3
Neurodegenerative Diseases and Estrogen
Recent clinical investigations into the benefits of estrogen on neurodegenerative diseases (dementia and Alzheimer’s) discovered that estrogen loss exposed the brain to extreme oxidative stress and interferes with the ability of the brain to maintain good connectivity among neurons. Sufficient evidence backs clinical results indicating that an estrogen is a potent neuroprotectant that might prevent or reduce the risk of AD, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases in men and women. 4
Testosterone and Degenerative Diseases
While it is widely accepted that low testosterone can cause weight gain, decreased libido, depression, and loss of bone density, research also illustrates that low “T” correlates with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis.
Studies also found that low testosterone is seen in men diagnosed with premature CAD (coronary heart disease). To support their heart and circulatory health, men with low “T” should consider bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to replace testosterone, along with improving lifestyle choices. 5
Diabetes and Testosterone
Low testosterone may also promote the development of adult onset diabetes. By helping your tissues utilize blood glucose in response to release of pancreatic insulin, testosterone may prevent adult onset diabetes or insulin resistance conditions. Although doctors aren’t sure why low “T” is associated with diabetes, they do know that replacing testosterone through BHRT improves blood glucose and may reduce obesity in men with low “T”. 6
Prostate Cancer and Testosterone
European Urology reports that men receiving testosterone replacement therapy after being treated for prostate cancer have very low or no recurrence rates. In fact, some men already on BHRT who were diagnosed with prostate cancer but had not yet received medical treatment for their prostate cancer did not experience progression of this particular type of cancer. Further research is needed to determine how low testosterone may reduce or prevent the development of prostate cancer. 7
We can help
We offer BHRT in a convenient, pellet form that allows for a continuous release of estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone according to what your body needs. Insertion of pellets is quick, painless and performed in our office after we have done blood tests to determine the number of replacement hormones you need.
Your dose of bioidentical hormones is based on results of clinical tests to ensure you receive optimal BHRT benefits. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy pellets last about four to six months. Length of time between reinsertion of new pellets depends on your weight, gender and how deficient you are in estrogen, testosterone, and progesterone. Typically, most people need to have pellets reinserted less than four times annually.
If you are concerned about your health and the risk of suffering degenerative diseases due to loss of hormones, call our office today to schedule your free consultation and testing appointment at any of our three convenient locations. https://www.renewmetoday.com/
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