Hormone levels start to change in every woman’s life, usually beginning in their late 40’s. As women age into there 50’s, hormone levels of progesterone and estrogen drop sharply, often producing unpleasant symptoms.
At The Youth Rx, we help you slow down and sometimes even reverse negative effects of aging. We use the latest technology and anti-aging techniques available on the market.
Some of the symptoms of menopause are:
- Hot flashes
- Night sweats
- Decreased Libido
- Mood swings
- Memory loss
- Decreased energy
- Weight gain
- Trouble focusing
- Poor sleep
At The Youth Rx, our licensed professionals can assist our female patients with slowing down the aging process and making menopause a pleasant experience by restoring hormonal balance with a personalized bioidentical hormone optimization program.
Estrogen and Progesterone Therapy
Estrogen is produced by the ovaries and the placenta during pregnancy. As women approach menopause, production decreases, and many women experience symptoms.
After menopause, levels can completely stop, and symptoms can include:
Hot flashes, night sweats, MEMORY ISSUES, OSTEOPENIA OR OSTEOPOROSIS, VAGINAL DRYNESS, DRY SKIN, SLEEPLESSNESS, IRRITABLE BLADDER, INCONTINENCE, AND OTHE SYMPTOMS. Low levels of estrogen increase your risk of heart disease, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, colon cancer, macular degeneration, urinary tract infections, and memory disorders.
Benefits of estrogen replacement include an increase in bone health, maintaining healthy cholesterol levels, improving libido, improving depression and mood swings, maintaining skin elasticity and preventing wrinkles, prevention of hot flashes and temperature dysregulation.
Progesterone is produced by the ovaries, adrenal glands, and placenta. Progesterone levels begin to decline at menopause and can fall to almost zero. Progesterone can lead to a decrease in DHEA and androstenedione that can lead to long facial hairs and thin scalp as seen in elderly women.. Progesterone may decrease these symptoms, and may increase the activity of thyroid hormone.
Progesterone replacement therapy can lighten periods, decrease cramping, decrease facial hair, help lower bad cholesterol levels, protect against breast and uterine cancer, burn fat, stabilize blood sugar, and counteract side-effects of estrogen
One of the most basic ways to extend lifespan is diet. Caloric restriction is supported by medical research to decelerate the aging process. It also reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.
One of our goals is to help you achieve optimal growth hormone levels to slow the effects of aging. High insulin and glucose levels damage your body’s proteins and lead to inflammation and degenerative diseases such as arthritis, stroke, diabetes, heart attack, and auto-immune diseases. Growth hormone levels can increase by following a certain caloric restriction diet.
Common symptoms from a high-glycemic diet include weight gain, low energy, food cravings at certain times of the day, increased visceral fat, and belly fat.