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Important ways of regulating hormones occur through lifestyle approaches which include optimizing your diet, exercising regularly, avoiding tobacco/alcohol and managing stress. In addition, hormone and nutrient replacement therapy should be considered for those who are experiencing clinical symptoms of hormone deficiency. Psychological stress, alcohol, injuries, surgery, medications and obesity are often contributing factors to hormone decline.

All cells and tissues have hormone receptors (i.e. brain, heart, blood vessels, etc) which decline as we age. Essential nutrients help serve as the key to unlock and optimize hormone function.

Accurate Hormone Regulation

Menopause and Andropause have clearly been under diagnosed due to women and men not admitting that they have vague symptoms, and also clinicians not giving attention to investigating this problem. Our criteria for hormone regulations revolves around accurate diagnosis through signs and symptoms, physical examination, and hormone blood levels.

bio-identical hormone replacement therapy

Initial diagnosis through physician visit that covers clinical history, physical evaluation, and lab work to measure current hormone levels. Age Management of West Michigan accepts most insurances.

bio-identical hormone replacement therapy

Direct replacement of hormones through prescriptive Bio-Identical Hormones tailored to your specific deficiencies.

bio-identical hormone replacement therapy

Bio-Identical delivery systems that utilizes pellet therapy, creams, and sub-lingual troches.

bio-identical hormone replacement therapy

An integrative approach to managing the patient’s overall health and well-being is a key component to optimizing hormone levels:

bio-identical hormone replacement therapy

Cleanse and detoxification to restore and optimize natural hormone pathways while promoting positive hormone metabolism pathways.

bio-identical hormone replacement therapy

Nutritional therapies (IV, Nutrient Injections, diet, and supplements) to replenish essential nutrients for hormone regulations.

bio-identical hormone replacement therapy

Medical Weight Loss. Obesity is associated with profound alterations in androgen hormone secretion, transport, metabolism, and action.

Perimenopause and Menopause

As we age, a cascade of hormones including estrogen, progesterone, testosterone, growth hormone, thyroid hormone, and others gradually begin to decline. With the decline of hormone levels, undesirable symptoms such as a decline in sexuality, mood, and overall energy usually start to present in the mid 30’s to 50’s. We also see increasing risk of serious medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease and osteoporosis.

bio-identical hormone replacement therapy
bio-identical hormone replacement therapy

Testosterone Deficiency / Male Andropause

bio-identical hormone replacement therapyAndropause, or male menopause, is the gradual decline with age of the male sex hormone testosterone. This is also known as testosterone deficiency or androgen deficiency and can contribute to the development of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Men’s testosterone peaks in their 20’s then decreases by 1% every year after age 30 to 40. Signs and symptoms of low testosterone start to develop such as lower sex drive, decrease in energy, erectile dysfunction, reduced muscle mass and strength, depression, cognitive decline, and increased body fat. It is estimated that up to 6 million men in the United States are affected by testosterone deficiency. Even though the detrimental health effects of testosterone deficiency are known, is still a widely undiagnosed with only 5% of men receiving treatment.

Age Management utilizes blood testing along with symptomology for diagnosis and offers a variety of testosterone replacement options such as creams, injections, and pellets.

Common symptoms of low testosterone in men

Decrease Sex drive

Decrease Bone density

Decrease Muscle mass

Decrease Strength

Fatigue

Erectile Dysfunction

Depression

Cognitive Decline

Memory Loss

Night Sweats

Infertility

Loss of body hair

Swollen Breasts

Palpitations

Reduced Self Confidence

Sleep problems

Increase Body fat

Increase Irritability

Hormones Effecting Weight, Longevity and Quality of Life

Optimizing Thyroid function, Adrenal function and Glycemic control will delay the onset of medical illness and death. The top Hormones to consider in this equation are Insulin, Cortisol, DHEA and Thyroxin.

Insulin

Cortisol

DHEA

Thyroxin