Testosterone stimulates the body to develop and maintain healthy muscles, bones and stamina.
Testosterone increases libido and a gives patients an increased feeling of security, positivity and stability.
Low testosterone has been associated with high cholesterol, altered blood pressure, diabetes and prostate problems.
Oestrogen creates femininity, protects the body against cardiovascular disease and helps maintain healthy bones and a healthy mind.
The three major naturally occurring oestrogens in women are Estrone (E1), Estradiol (E2) and Estriol (E3).
E1 promotes new bone tissue whilst E2 prevents the loss of old tissue and preserves bones.
Oestrogen contributes to healthy and youthful skin, vaginal lubrication, while preventing hot flushes and night sweats.
Oestrogen replacement can maintain vaginal and urethral function and slow the progression of osteoporosis.
It can also improve sleep, decrease pain, reduce night sweats, improve libido and overall wellbeing including a more youthful appearance.
Progesterone stimulates and regulates various functions within the body. It counter balances oestrogen and is thought to offer protection from cancer of the uterus.
It is effective in the treatment of irregular menstruation, while improving sleep quality and decreasing anxiety.
For males, low dose progesterone in conjunction with testosterone therapy can maximise the hormone ratios, reducing side effects.
Progesterone also helps in the treatment of unwanted symptoms such as fatigue, low libido, weight gain, erectile dysfunction and high blood pressure.
DHEA (dehyroepiandrosterone) Replacement
DHEA is produced by the adrenal glands and is a precursor for producing both testosterone and oestrogen. It is the most abundant hormone in the human body. It is reduced by 2% per year from the age of 25 years. DHEA is thought to help prevent obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease and support stimulation of the immune system.
Thyroid hormones work by stimulating metabolic activity, which in most tissues leads to an increase in energy and metabolic rate. The function of other glands and organs rely on the availability of thyroid hormones within the blood.
Low levels of thyroid hormones can be caused due to lack of production by the thyroid gland, inadequate receptor response (which has been linked to low progesterone levels) or auto immune conditions.
Hypothyroidism (low thyroid hormone production) has been linked to symptoms which include fatigue, high cholesterol, a feeling of being cold all the time and inability to lose weight. It is also linked to depression and chronic pain.
Vitamin D3 Replacement
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is important for bone formation in all age groups. It also maintains various other cellular processes including the immune system, thyroid regulation and insulin production. There is an increasing awareness of the risks of low levels of Vitamin D.