BHRT to Protect Against Osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s
From eating healthfully to exercising regularly, many of us take preventative measures to help maintain our health and protect our bodies from serious illnesses. But what about your hormonal health? It is undeniable that your hormonal health is of paramount importance when it comes to your wellbeing, as hormones play a vital role in the proper function of the human body. A delicate balance exists among the body’s hormone levels, and as we age these levels can become disrupted and manifest into serious physical and/or mental disorders.
In numerous reputable clinical studies, hormone levels have been associated with the development of such chronic diseases as osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s. With each of these conditions, it has been concluded that problematic hormone levels may be notable contributors to dysfunction:
- Low testosterone levels in men and low estrogen levels in women have been linked to low bone density, which can progress to osteoporosis if not treated.
- Androgens (testosterone), estrogens, and progestogens all play important roles in physiological actions that occur within the brain. Hormone levels that are either too low or too high have been linked to an increased incidence of dementia and neurological disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease.
While hormone levels are not entirely responsible for the development of these conditions, their influence cannot be figured out of the equation. At Vein & Cosmetic Center of Tampa, Dr. Jeffrey A. Hunt believes that by balancing hormones to ideal levels within the body, men and women can help reduce the risk of – or even prevent – osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s. Using natural bio-identical hormones in pellet form, Dr. Hunt can often help restore hormonal balance, which may provide added protection for your physical and mental health as you age. With bio-identical hormone therapy (BHRT), hormone levels are checked regularly and pellet dosages are adjusted accordingly to deliver optimal hormone balance and facilitate good overall health.
If you are interested in learning more about the health benefits of BHRT and the ways in which BHRT can specifically help you, we encourage you to contact our practice to schedule a consultation with Dr. Hunt.