Types of Age Management Therapies and how they Work
Fortunately all is not lost. With age management therapies that combine hormones like HGH, testosterone and DHEA, many men can now continue their zest for life with new vigor. In fact, many physicians now recommend such treatments for patients besides advising them to follow a healthy diet and exercise programs. The results speak for themselves. Patients who have undergone the treatments have seen remarkable improvements in their quality of life and have managed to delay the onset of diseases related to aging like diabetes and obesity.
Why Age Management?
As you age the hormones that are supposed to be at lower levels in your body eventually begin to rise (insulin, cortisol) while the hormones that should be in sufficient amounts in your body begin to decline (testosterone, estrogen). As a result of this imbalance, individuals usually begin to experience drastic changes in their moods and health in the form of mild depression, loss of muscle mass, low energy levels as well as several other signs.
These changes are normal but they can turn debilitating for some in extreme cases. This is where Comprehensive Age Management therapy comes in. These treatments are medical specialties that involve the evaluation of the signs that are precursors of degenerative aging. The treatments are designed to slow down the aging process through regular hormonal optimization, the use of certain vitamins and supplements, and commitment to a healthy diet and plenty of physical activity.
How does HGH Supplementation work
HGH or the Human Growth Hormone is actually secreted gradually throughout the day by the cells of the anterior pituitary gland in the brain. Synthetic hormones like GH need to e prescribed by a medical professional. Besides countering the aging process HGH has also been prescribed for certain medical conditions. However, it is mostly a staple treatment in comprehensive age management and has been known to increase bone density, muscle mass, increase physical vitality as well as several other abnormalities.
How does Testosterone work?
Testosterone is a potent sex hormone produced primarily by the testes of men and is responsible for increased muscle mass, high bone density, facial and body hair growth. Women also produce testosterone but the male body produces about ten times more than an adult female. Testosterone is the “hormone of desire” and contributes directly to sexual health in both men and women.
Testosterone is essential for health and well-being and when the body’s production of testosterone slows down in the late 20’s, hormone-related health signs begin to appear. The first signs of a reduced testosterone level generally noticed by a man is his reduced activity level, reduced muscle mass, inability to sleep, loss of sexual interest, softer erections or decreased ability to have or maintain an erection – erectile dysfunction.
How does DHEA work?
Dehydroepiandrosterone or DHEA is an adrenaline steroid hormone. It is known to circulate in the blood faster than other steroid hormones. Your body’s enzymes convert DHEA into estrogen and testosterone.
The steroid hormone also comes with its fair share of health benefits. For one, it is known to increase the body’s immune response. Secondly, it also increases the body’s abilities to fight excess cortisol levels.
This is also why elderly individuals who have high levels of DHEA in their bodies appear more lively and youthful that those who don’t. However such people are a rarity. DHEA levels drop with age which is why physicians often recommend DHEA supplementation therapies to individuals who are either 40 or older.