Natural Bioidentical Hormones
One of the hallmarks of getting older is a decline in hormone levels. Production of estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, thyroid, DHEA, melatonin, human growth hormone, and other hormones tapers off after we reach our 20s and 30s. And many experts agree that age-related hormonal deficiencies contribute to the signs and symptoms of aging. That’s why natural bioidentical hormones—which are identical to those produced in the human body—are a cornerstone therapy at the Whitaker Wellness Institute.
In addition to their anti-aging effects, targeted hormones are excellent therapies for a number of health concerns. For example, low thyroid is a very common but often-overlooked underlying cause of fatigue, dry skin, constipation, depression, and more. Treatment with natural thyroid improves symptoms and enhances overall health—to a far greater degree than Synthroid and other synthetic drugs. Testosterone replacement reduces men’s risk of diabetes and enhances failing heart function. And women do much, much better on safe, natural, bioidentical estrogen and progesterone than horse hormones and synthetic progestins.
During your Back to Health Program, your Whitaker Wellness physician will test blood levels of various hormones, and if appropriate, recommend natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. We obtain our hormones from compounding pharmacies, which hand make each and every prescription in a wide range of doses, combinations, and delivery systems. This degree of personalization, which we pride ourselves on at Whitaker Wellness, affords every patient a hormone regimen that is just right for her or him.
The goal of natural bioidentical hormone replacement therapy is to bring your levels up to what they were when you were in your physical prime—and help you look and feel better than you have in years. Your individualized program may include some of the following:
Estrogen and Progesterone
Natural estrogen and progesterone are a godsend for women going through menopause. In addition to helping prevent hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and vaginal dryness, they protect against bone loss and other common concerns of aging. Natural progesterone is also an effective therapy for some women with PMS. Premarin, Provera, PremPro, and other synthetic, adulterated drugs are poor substitutes for bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical estrogen and progesterone are much better tolerated, plus they give women peace of mind that they’re using therapies that are safe and natural.
Supplemental testosterone helps build stronger bones and muscles. It improves libido, erectile function, mood, and overall well-being. Testosterone also protects against diabetes and strengthens failing hearts. And it’s not just for men—we also prescribe very low doses of testosterone for our female patients to perk up libido and sexual function.
Many people do not realize that their fatigue, weight gain, constipation, depression, and other symptoms may be caused by hypothyroidism (low thyroid function)—and that these problems can be ameliorated by thyroid replacement. Rather than prescribing Synthroid, the best-selling synthetic thyroid drug, we’ve found that natural thyroid, which contains all the active elements of the thyroid gland, is a much better solution. We offer a therapeutic trial of natural thyroid for patients with low-normal blood levels of this hormone, if symptoms warrant, and they often respond exceptionally well. This is further evidence that our philosophy at Whitaker Wellness—treat patients, rather than lab numbers—is just good medicine.
Human Growth Hormone
By the time you’re in your 60s or 70s, you produce only 15-20 percent of your peak levels of growth hormone. Studies have shown that when older people are treated with growth hormone, they have improvements in lean muscle, body fat, skin thickness, and other markers comparable to turning back the clock 20 years! Growth hormone certainly isn’t for everyone, but it is a huge help for some, especially older people suffering with osteoporosis, sarcopenia (age-related muscle wasting), heart failure, and other conditions.
Melatonin, DHEA, and Adrenal Hormones
Your personalized natural hormone replacement program may also include melatonin, which facilitates sleep and protects against cancer, and DHEA, which helps with abdominal obesity, bone strength, libido, memory, and mood. Finally, your Whitaker Wellness physician might test your adrenal hormone function and treat deficiencies, if appropriate.
Bioidentical hormone replacement, coupled with the other innovative therapies and treatments the Whitaker Wellness Institute has to offer, has helped countless patients turn back the clock and regain a sense of health and vitality they haven’t experienced in years.
Treatment with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy benefits a wide range of conditions including, but not limited to:
- Cancer prevention
- Dry skin and hair
- Erectile dysfunction
- Heart disease
- Heart failure
- Hot flashes
- Loss of muscle mass
- Low libido
- Vaginal dryness
Click the links below to read about how other people just like you underwent bioidentical hormone replacement therapy at the Whitaker Wellness Institute to get back on the road to health.
- Could It Be Your Thyroid?
- DHEA: Effective AND Safe
- Don’t Overlook the Benefits of Hormones
- FDA Cracks Down on Estriol
- Growth Hormone: The Ultimate Therapy
- Intimacy Throughout Life
- Keep Aging at Bay With Hormone Replacement
- Marvelous Melatonin
- Should You Take Hormones?
- Super Sex
- Testosterone to the Rescue
- The Beauty of Bioidentical Hormones
- The Dangers of Conventional Hormonal Replacement Drugs
- The Lowdown on DHEA
- What Are Bioidentical Hormones?
- Women, Ignite Your Sex Lives
One-Stop Shop for Wellness and Natural Bioidentical Hormones
Renowned physician, author, and speaker, Julian Whitaker, MD, opened the doors of the Whitaker Wellness Institute in 1979. Since then, our clinic has helped more than 45,000 patients overcome serious health challenges and get back on the road to healthy living. We’re proud to offer nearly two dozen safe, innovative, healing therapies under one roof—that’s more than any other facility in the northern hemisphere. Just think of us as your “one-stop shop for wellness.”
To get started and find out how receiving natural bioidentical hormones at the Whitaker Wellness Institute can safely help balance and restore hormone levels to produce newfound health and vitality, click on the buttons below to schedule a complimentary consultation or contact us to learn more. You can also schedule your complimentary consultation or obtain more information by calling our Patient Services Representatives at (800) 488-1500.
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