Research consistently shows that subcutaneous bio-identical hormone replacement therapy with pellets may be a superior method for delivering testosterone to men, it’s also more convenient.
Optimizing Hormones Is Key To Treating Many Common Health Conditions
While many patients focus on getting rid of their symptoms, EvexiPEL practitioners focus on treating the root cause of a patient’s ill health. Low testosterone and unbalanced hormones may also contribute to a number of diseases and conditions. By restoring hormones to optimum levels, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) with pellets may be the key to better health and improved quality of life.
Metabolic syndrome is a combination of several health conditions – elevated blood pressure, high blood sugar, excess fat around the waist and high levels of triglycerides. Unbalanced hormones can contribute to, and worsen, all of these conditions. By optimizing testosterone, BHRT can reduce the risk for and treat metabolic syndrome.
While a number of different thyroid disorders exist, the most common is sub-clinical hypothyroidism, where the thyroid gland produces an adequate amount of thyroid hormone, but the body cannot get the hormone into the cells to do the work. This can be caused by toxicity, faulty receptors and inadequate thyroid hormone metabolism and often responds well to detox protocols and adequate nutrient supplementation.
When more severe, thyroid can also be supplemented to alleviate symptoms of hypothyroidism such as fatigue, pain, cold sensitivity, constipation, dry skin, hair loss, weight gain, depression and more.
A healthy body continually replaces old bone tissue with new. Osteoporosis is a condition where the creation of new bone isn’t keeping step with bone loss, causing bones to become brittle and weak. Estrogen is essential for bone health, but so is testosterone. Many studies have shown using testosterone may increase the bone production up to three-fold over estrogen alone.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive condition where brain cells degenerate and die, erasing the memories stored inside those cells at the same time. While the cause of Alzheimer’s is still up for debate, research suggests that imbalanced hormones may play a role. Several studies have revealed the impact both estrogen and testosterone play in Alzheimer’s prevention, and that is key – prevention. Once the degeneration has begun, there is little modern medicine has found to reverse the damage. Bringing hormones into balance with BHRT – along with emotional support – may help prevent and minimize the impact of the disease.
Heart disease encompasses a number of conditions including high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, cardiovascular disease (narrow or blocked blood vessels), heart arrhythmias, congenital heart defects and other irregularities of the heart’s muscle, valves or rhythm. Estrogen has been shown to be protective of the coronary system, but only in balance – too much is not good, nor is too little. Testosterone, however, is emerging as a key player in the prevention of heart disease, and much research has shown that men with low testosterone have a much greater risk of heart disease than their optimized counterparts. BHRT along with exercise and a proper diet that limits sugar and processed foods, as well as increased intake of certain key nutrients and supplements, may greatly reduce the risk of heart disease.
The three most common forms of diabetes include: type 1 (body doesn’t produce insulin), type 2 (body doesn’t use insulin properly) and gestational (body doesn’t produce or use all of the insulin needed during pregnancy). Insulin is a hormone that works in conjunction with other hormones in the body. Optimizing hormones with BHRT may help the body utilize insulin more efficiently. One way this has been shown to work is that testosterone may exhibit a direct impact on lowering cortisol levels; elevated cortisol levels increase insulin sensitivity and risk of type 2 diabetes.
Parkinson’s (PD) is a progressive disease of the nervous system known to cause slowing of movement, tremors, stiffness and speech problems among other symptoms. Dopamine-producing neurons in part of the brain gradually die in PD patients, causing abnormal brain activity and PD symptoms. Risk factors for PD may include genetics, gender (men are at higher risk, as estrogen seems to have a protective effect for women) and exposure to environmental toxins. In men, testosterone is essential for brain health, so practitioners may recommend BHRT and detoxification for men with PD. Further, studies have shown a direct impact of increased quality of life in men who have PD and optimized testosterone levels.
Post-traumatic stress disorder is a mental health condition that can occur following a traumatic experience and may cause severe anxiety, depression, nightmares, flashbacks and negative behavioral changes. There is a direct correlation between PTSD and low testosterone. BHRT delivers a steady stream of hormones, which has been shown to keep mood swings, depression and anxiety at bay in this population.
Testosterone levels in men gradually begin declining in middle age. Low testosterone – Low T – can lead to a decline in libido, ability to perform sexually, sexual sensation and pleasure, as well as prostate discomfort and urinary incontinence. Optimizing testosterone with BHRT can help men feel young and virile again.
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