As we age, our bodies produce fewer hormones, such as estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. This subsequently accelerates the aging process and the symptoms of menopause and andropause.
Estrogen – Estrogen has over 400 crucial functions in the body, such as helping maintain body temperature, regulate moods, decrease breakdown of bone tissue and maintain elasticity and moisture in the vagina. Symptoms of estrogen loss include mood swings, hot flashes, dry skin, higher risk of osteoporosis and painful intercourse.
Progesterone – Progesterone is essential to balancing estrogen. Symptoms of progesterone loss include insomnia, depression, mood swings, irritability, menstrual irregularity and osteoporosis.
Testosterone – The ovaries also produce testosterone, which plays a vital role in maintaining hormonal balance and affects emotional well-being, self-confidence, motivation and focus. The symptoms of testosterone loss include low sex drive, muscle loss, weight gain, depression and thinning hair.
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is an option that does not just improve symptoms of aging but can also improve your quality of life. BHRT uses hormones from plant-based sources to restore healthy levels of your hormones.
Replacing these deficient hormones – naturally and not synthetically – can make the transition to the peri-menopausal or peri-andropausal stage healthier and more tolerable.
A Natural Solution
Bio-identical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT) is an option that does not just improve symptoms of aging but can also improve your quality of life. BHRT uses hormones from plant-based sources to restore healthy levels of your hormones. These plant sources, such as wild yams, have a very similar chemical structure to the hormones made by the ovaries in women and the testicles in men. The difference between the plant source and the human source is only one or two branches in the chemical structure, which are removed in the lab to produce the same exact chemical structure that the ovary or testicle would produce. Because this hormone is chemically the same as our own hormones, it binds in our receptors just as pieces of a jigsaw puzzle would fit together.
Due this perfect fit and ability for individual customization, the symptom relief of BHRT is better than the relief offered by synthetic hormones. With BHRT, there are no unintended breakdown products causing worse side effects and increasing cancer risks. Plus, the conversion of the botanical product into the bio-identical hormone is done by certified compounding pharmacies that are FDA-controlled and inspected for safety. BHRT is available in creams that can be applied daily or in pellet therapy, which can be administered every 3-12 months, depending on the individual. Before beginning any hormone replacement therapy, discuss all your options, risks and benefits with your health care provider.
Welcome to the Harley Anti-Aging Institute
Dr. Harley founded the Harley Anti-Aging Institute, which specializes in hormone balancing, anti-aging, weight management and aesthetics with emphasis on treating the "Whole Person." At the Harley Anti-Aging Institute, you can also enjoy advanced, therapeutic and beautifying spa services. Your experience will be relaxing and rejuvenating to your mind, body and spirit.
Dr. Harley is a pioneer in the anti-aging field with a fellowship in functional integrative medicine. She is a board-certified physician and one of Atlanta's top doctors. Dr. Harley has enthusiastically served the Metro Atlanta community over 30 years.
Dr. Harley has studied and researched the use of synthetic versus natural hormone replacement therapy for her patients. She has found that natural bioidentical creams and pellet therapy are far superior to any synthetic hormones on the market. Her female as well as male patients have regained what they thought was forever lost: energy, focus, drive and zest for life!
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