REJUVENATION FROM THE INSIDE OUT
HAROLYN C. GILLES, M.D.
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DO YOU SUFFER FROM ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS?
- hot flashes
- night sweats
- excessive fatigue
- memory loss
- decreased sex drive
- trouble relaxing/falling asleep
- mood swings
- vaginal dryness
- poor bladder control
- spider veins
- fine lines and wrinkles
- thin, crepe paper skin
- thinning hair
- increased belly fat
- difficulty losing weight
- high cholesterol
BIOIDENTICAL HORMONE REPLACEMENT THERAPY
Rejuvenation from the Inside Out
Hormones are either proteins or derivatives of cholesterol, which are manufactured in the endocrine glands, including the pituitary gland, adrenal glands, the testes and ovaries, pancreas, pineal , and thyroid glands. Hormones are tiny messengers to every cell in the body, essentially telling them how to function. They regulate metabolism, the immune system, the reproductive system, etc. A deficiency in these hormones, therefore, will result in an imbalance of these intricate systems and bodily functions. Hormones begin to drop for all of us, from age 30 onward, at the rate of 2-3% per year, which negatively impacts our health and wellbeing. In fact, the 20 symptoms listed above are just a few of the signs of dwindling hormones, which have become the hallmark of “normal” aging. Essentially, we age because our hormones fall.
Normal Aging Is Now An Option
Traditional Medicine has always held the belief that aging and the deterioration that comes along with it are inevitable and unalterable.We have also been led to believe that the diseases that go along with advancing age, heart disease, stroke, cancer, and Alzheimer’s Disease, are also part of the normal aging process. Fortunately, that is simply not true.
There is a plethora of medical studies which have demonstrated that the downward spiral in physical and mental function that we have always considered normal for age, is indeed somewhat controllable and preventable. One of the most exciting discoveries in modern Medicine is that optimal hormone supplementation, that is maintaining our levels in a youthful state, can help slow down and prevent the debilitating diseases as well as symptoms that accompany the aging process.
BIO-DENTICAL IS THE KEY
Genetic engineering has now enabled endocrinologists to formulate natural hormones from plant material, which then look exactly like the hormones we make in our bodies. We call these bio-identical hormones, because they have the same molecular structure as the human hormones. Hormones are not drugs. They are natural substances that have existed in our bodies since conception. The doses of hormones taken in hormone replacement therapy should never exceed what your body has already been accustomed to in its younger years. They caused no harm in the body at that time and when restored to youthful levels continue to provide the health and vigor that one loses with age. When hormones are taken as prescribed by physicians and monitored closely they produce no negative side effects. When all the declining hormones are taken together in the correct doses, they work with each other.
Bio-identical hormones should not be considered the same as synthetic hormones, as they are not created equal. Synthetic hormones may be similar in molecular structure, but not exactly the same as the human molecule. A multitude of studies have demonstrated many harmful effects of synthetic hormones, whereas studies show no harmful effects of bio-identical hormones, only beneficial effects.
We specialize in total hormone replacement regimens as well as exercise, diet, detoxification, and nutritional supplementation, to achieve maximum benefits and deter the aging process. We prescribe only natural bio-identical hormones and never use the synthetic hormones which have been strongly associated with various forms of cancer, including breast and uterine cancer. After a complete history and comprehensive laboratory evaluation, a personalized hormone program will be prescribed for you and monitored until optimal hormone levels have been achieved. We will decide together which delivery system of the hormones is best for you (oral, transdermal, sublingual, or pellets implanted beneath the skin).
HEALING POWER WITHIN – YOUR BODY STIMULATES REPAIR
Regenerative Medicine is a game-changing, cutting-edge protocol of modern medicine that can be used to treat a multitude of medical and aesthetic issues and conditions. Utilizing state-of-the-art techniques and technologies for cell therapy and bio-cellular enrichment, Regenerative Medicine works by tapping into your body’s innate ability to heal itself in a very powerful way.