- Growth Hormone
Hormones, especially testosterone, are responsible for maintaining the function and vitality of all the cells in your body. As an analogy; they are the fuel that allows the cells engines to fire. Aging decreases the availability of the fuel. In essence, as we age the octane of the fuel decreases. The engine still fires but it may knock and sputter and doesn’t generate the same horsepower. As the bodies cells lose hormone stimulation, degeneration develops and this can lead to decreased performance and disease states.
Low Hormone Symptoms
- Muscle Loss/Strength Plateaus
- Weight Gain/Inability to Lose Weight
- Lower Sex Drive
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Insomnia/Diffculty Sleeping
- Memory Loss/Difficulty Sleeping
- Aches and Pains
- Osteoporosis/Thinning Bones
- Heart Disease/Vascular Disease
- Alzheimer’s Dementia
- Elevated Cholesterol and Bad Lipids
Optimum Testosterone Levels
Medicine has established for years what normal levels of different electrolytes, enzymes, proteins, and hormones are. These levels have been established for a prediction level that 95% of the population will fall into. This means from newborns to octagenarians. So for example, if we look at testosterone in a man, the normal range varies from 290-1300. However, we know there is an optimum level of testosterone where a man’s system functions more effectively, he feels stronger, more youthful, more vital. Many physicians are content having their patients fall at the bottom of the normal testosterone range. However, if optimum testosterone levels are attained, men will feel better and the degenerative effects of the aging process may be decreased or reversed. This is the crux of attaining optimum testosterone levels.
What We Do
Our goal is to correct, adjust and restore your systems to optimum levels. We do this by listening to you, gaining an understanding of your symptoms and goals, performing a physical evaluation focused on anti-aging, and assessing state-of-the-art, longevity based, laboratory data. We then implement a plan designed to optimize your potential. This may mean prescribing testosterone or growth hormone modulators, formulating or adjusting your vitamin needs, teaching you nutritional options to enhance your health, and designing a fitness program based on your lifestyle. Optimization is about getting the human machine functioning at peak levels and decreasing your risks of age related illnesses.