ANTIAGING TREATMENTS: HORMONE THERAPY
As we age our hormone levels drop.
Two key hormone therapies are currently promoted
1. HRT to assist women with menopause
hormone stimulating compounds [HGH]
Hormone Replacement Therapy [HRT]
In spite of controversial moves against HRT, 40% of
postmenopausal American women are on hormones. Hormone
therapy comes in two types:
- Estrogen alone (ERT) or
- Combination of estrogen and progestin, known as
Numerous studies have shown that taking estrogen after
menopause helps protect women against osteoporosis and
is also proposed to protect against cardiovascular disease.
And hormone therapy can counteract unpleasant (and occasionally
unbearable) menopausal symptoms, such as hot flashes,
vaginal dryness, night sweats, and mood swings.
During the five years, women on HRT had slightly more
heart attacks, stroke, and blood clots. But the increase
in risk was very small. And there were no extra deaths.
HRT taken for more than four years slightly increased
the risk of breast cancer.
Though HRT helped prevent fractures, the effect was
small and would last only as long as you take the hormones.
Women on HRT had a slightly lower incidence of colon
Growth Hormone Supplementation
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