Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormones are molecules that are synthesized and secreted by specialized cells in our body called endocrine glands. These hormones are released into the blood stream and exert effects on target cells.
All aspects of aging are influenced by our body’s hormones. As we age, not only do our hormone levels decrease, but the cellular receptor sites become less sensitive to stimulation by hormones. Commonly, blood testing of our hormones will show that our levels are normal. Normal levels are based upon the age of the individual being tested. These so-called normal levels can still be quite low. Couple these low levels with decreased receptor site sensitivity, individuals may require an increased hormone level to have an affect on cells. This is precisely why people need optimal levels of hormones, not just normal levels.
Even though their levels might be normal for their age, an increased level is needed to feel and function better. Research has now proven that hormone therapies are a valid means to improve and prolong quality of life. Deficiencies in hormones and endocrine dysfunction are a major cause of the signs and symptoms of getting old.
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