Why Hormone Replacement Therapy
Why bio-identical hormone replacement therapy?
It’s not enough to add years to one’s life… one must also add life to those years.” – John F. Kennedy
*The centerpiece of Age-Management Medicine is a customized hormone replacement therapy program for each individual that may be able to improve energy, vitality, cognitive thinking, body composition, bone density, stabilization of skin, hair, and nails as well as renewed libido and sexual functioning. *Some patients also experience improvement in their immune systems and in the prevention of many diseases common to aging.
*Individual results may vary.
You see, aging is a treatable disease
It is now believed that over half of the “baby boomers” alive today will see their 100th birthday. In fact, current computer models are projecting a potential life span of 120 to 135 years in this century. So if we are most likely going to live longer, the real challenge becomes how will we live healthier? It is all about quality of life while we are alive. No one wants to spend the last 10-20 years of their life in a nursing home unaware of where they are or even who they are.
Advances in Age-Management Medicine (also referred to as anti-aging medicine) continue to be made almost daily. But few people, including most doctors, are unaware of these advances and even fewer are taking advantage of these new findings.
The role of bioidentical hormones in age management medicine
Hormones regulate and control almost every function in our bodies. They are the messengers that carry vital information to every cell constantly throughout our day. These signals translate to optimizing the role of each system in our bodies. They are the key that fits into the lock called receptor sites. And these receptor sites are in every tissue of the human body.
So hormones are the backbone of health, longevity and better quality of life. But we are not talking about just any hormones. Specifically, it is bio-identical hormones that make the difference.
What are bioidentical hormones?
Bio-Identical hormones come from a natural plant hormone that has a similar backbone to human hormones. These plant hormones are then taken to a laboratory and altered to create an exact match to the human hormones. They are “identical” in every way, and the body and its receptor sites cannot tell the difference. Therefore, the body will respond in an identical way to these hormones, just like those that were created naturally inside the various organ and glandular systems of the human body. *As hormone levels diminish as we age, these bio-identical hormones can be introduced into the body in various ways to replenish and restore our hormones to more youthful levels. *These youthful levels result in improved quality of life, prevention of disease and essentially a slow-down in the bio-markers of aging.
*Individual results may vary.
Get started with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy
We have two hormone replacement therapy options available for patients in the Kansas City or Leawood area: our bioidentical hormone replacement Premier Care program and our pellet hormone therapy optimization program.