Aging creates a long list of health questions. The aging process seems to be caused primarily by declining hormone levels. Starting with the pituitary gland in our brains, the decline of growth hormone often begins after about age 25 and seems to trigger a cascade that culminates in menopause for women and andropause for men. Should these hormones be replaced to modify the aging process? The Center for Health Promotion has taken the stand that we want to help all of our patients and clients "die young...as late in life as possible." While this goal statement may catch us a little off guard, the fear of disability is mankind's visceral fear, not death itself.
Are you feeling like you are on a roller coaster?
Are you suffering from any of these symptoms?
- Hot flashes (primarily for women but some men experience this symptom)
- Low libido
- Mood swings
- Pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS)
- Feelings of stress
- Lack of motivation
- Memory loss
Emerging research suggests that bio-identical compounded hormones may be safely used for the relief of symptoms and the promotion of a healthy aging process. While everyone may not require individualized bio-identical hormone therapy, many have found these compounded formulae to be helpful when other forms of hormone therapy have not been helpful. If you are not familiar with the term “bio-identical” it means that the hormone, whether estrogen, progesterone, testosterone or any other steroid hormone, the molecular structure is “identical” to the native hormone made by humans. Most hormones that are readily available in American pharmacies are not “bio-identical” but are made slightly “abnormal” to make them patentable.
The Center is affiliated with ZRT Laboratory near Portland, Oregon.