Put simply, hormone replacement involves taking a supplement of the hormones that your body makes less of as you age. It’s a cutting-edge science which can improve the quality of life as well as prolong it. Postmenopausal women who take systemic estrogen, which comes in the form of a pill, skin patch, gel, cream, or spray, can help protect themselves from menopausal symptoms and osteoporosis. Taking testosterone can make an aging man leaner, improve his mood and energy levels, and naturally enhance his libido. Because testosterone is toxic to the liver when taken in pill form, it’s available as a mouth patch, a skin patch, or as a gel that’s applied to the upper arms, shoulders, and abdomen after a morning shower.
A large clinical trial found a link between taking synthetic progestins and an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, blood clots, and breast cancer. Synthetic progestins can also cause bothersome side effects such as bloating, headaches, fatigue, and weight gain. Dr. Morris and his team never prescribe synthetic hormones. Instead, they choose natural estrogen, which hasn’t been associated with the same serious health risks. For optimal health protection, Dr. Morris may prescribe natural estrogen supplementation balanced with natural progesterone supplementation.
Growth hormone contributes to ongoing tissue repair, healing, cell rejuvenation, bone strength, brain function, enzyme production, and the strength and integrity of hair, nails, and skin. The signs of growth hormone deficiency are the same as the signs of aging: Body composition shifts with an increase in fat and body weight, and a decrease in muscle mass and energy. Bone mineralization declines as well, and the risk of cardiovascular disease and mortality steadily increases. Medical research shows that daily supplementation of growth hormone may reverse symptoms of aging, as well as improve body composition and function. Growth hormone supplementation can:
Dr. Morris and his team take a multidisciplinary approach to optimal health and longevity, emphasizing proper diet, exercise, nutritional supplementation, and personalized hormone replacement therapy.