Hormone therapies have been of great interest to men over 40 looking to renew their vitality and continue feeling young and vibrant. While there are great benefits to undergoing a hormone therapy plan, it is vital to only do this under a trusted professional who has diagnosed you with a medical necessity for treatment.
There have been multiple studies that demonstrate the various benefits that a physician-guided hormone therapy regimen can provide. With that being said, there have also been studies that show how detrimental incorrect use of these important hormones can be.
The Danger of Incorrect Hormone Supplementation
Before we explain what to avoid when seeking hormone replacement therapy, it is important to understand the basics of how the natural decrease in hormone production leads to age-related problems. In men, testosterone and HGH levels begin to naturally decrease after the age of 30.
When this happens, there are multiple physiologic processes that are negatively affected.
These negative effects include decreases to cognitive ability, muscle mass, and metabolism efficiency, among other things. There are many precursors to hormone production in the body, such as DHEA and IGF-1, that are determinants of proper hormone health. When you age, the production of these critical substances decreases, leading to widespread age-related symptoms such as weakness, fatigue, and decrease in sexual function and desire.
These hormones have a widespread effect, and are more complex than most people realize. Due to the fact that they can affect so many different aspects of our bodies, it is important to have an expert on your side that understands the risks and benefits of hormone replacement therapy. It has been shown that supplementation of hormones in those without a medical necessity can actually reduce your lifespan
A recent study showed that while growth hormone and testosterone supplementation did provide its over 40 male participants with increased muscle mass and a decrease in body fat, it was only safe to take if levels of DHEA and IGF-1 were closely monitored. IGF-1 is helpful because it is a precursor to GH, and can help your physician monitor and maintain safe, natural levels of the hormone throughout the body. The study demonstrated that with HGH supplementation, if not closely supervised and guided, usage can lead to side effects such as joint pain and fluid retention as a result of over-supplementation.
While the mainstream media has attempted to blacklist hormone therapies due to a multitude of inconclusive studies, studies have consistently shown that men and women who demonstrate decreased levels of these hormones (hypogonadism) are poised to benefit from hormone replacement therapy. They experience increased energy, mood, strength, vitality, and libido.
The team at HealthGAINS has been successfully providing hormone therapy to men and helping them feel young and empowered. Our expert lead physician, Dr. Richard Gaines, is an expert in the field and understands the risks and benefits involved. He prides himself on offering personal monitoring of each case to ensure safety and positive results.
HealthGAINS offers HGH, testosterone, DHEA, and IGF-1 therapy techniques using injections and bioidentical hormones. Before treatment, patients are put through diagnostic tests to ensure they have a need for treatment, a very important step that most clinics that promise anti-aging do not include. By using a full-spectrum, integrated wellness approach, the trusted specialists at HealthGAINS can provide you with:
- Increased muscle mass
- Increased sex drive / function
- Better focus
- Increased energy
- Decreased body fat
While the media may have painted hormone therapy in a negative light recently, the research speaks for itself. Hormone therapy for middle aged patients who have decreased levels of testosterone, HGH, estrogen, and more, are shown to wholly benefit from correct hormone supplementation. Take the guess work out of finding a safe means of treatment, and contact us today to start feeling young again.