From conception, HORMONES, which are produced by the endocrine glands, serve as messengers from your brain, telling your internal organs how to function. A decrease in the production of hormones begins in the middle age and continues to diminish in a linear fashion until old age.
The ultimate in preventative medicine technology has finally been realized:
Insufficiency of hormones has been discovered to be a major element in the process of aging.
Fortunately, the NIA (National Institute on Aging) has instructed several major U.S. Universities to study this phenomenon. Research from around the world during the last five years has led the NIA to realize the tremendous benefits of hormone replacement therapy.
The emphasis of allopathic medicine has always been to diagnose and treat a disease process. Unfortunately, many of the disease processes, including cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer and Alzheimer’s disease, have been blamed on the aging process. However, conventional medicine has never treated aging as a disease process nor has it tried to prevent this disease process. Now we can look at aging as a disease in itself. We now have begun to change our thinking that it is normal to deteriorate with age and therefore acceptable. Fortunately, we now know that much of the deterioration of aging is preventable.
There was also increased lean body mass, decreased body fat, increased vertebral bone density, increased skin thickness, increased exercise tolerance and exercise endurance, improved healing and immunity, and tremendous increase in over-all well being. This was all accomplished by the simple administration of human growth hormone.
Scientists have realized the importance of supplementation of other hormones. Scientists at the Gerontology Research Center of the National Institute of Health in Baltimore Maryland, are working with other researchers to examine the role that reduced plasma sex hormones play in age-related disturbances, including musculoskeletal function, body composition and metabolic function. Combined hormone replacement therapy, by returning growth hormone and sex hormone levels to levels typical for younger people, has shown additive or synergistic effects. Physical and psychological function is improved, including improvement in cardiovascular function, improved cholesterol levels, increased lean body mass, and improved muscle strength and fitness. Let’s take a look at the various hormones and their roles.
Hormones are tiny, chemical messengers continuously secreted into the bloodstream by endocrine glands to regulate activities of vital organs. Hormones stimulate a multitude of life-giving processes throughout the body, which maintain health, harmony, growth, healing and repair. Probably the best known hormone is insulin, which is secreted by the pancreas. Before the development of the production and administration of insulin, many people died as a result of diabetes or had severe debilitating illnesses. Once scientists were able to synthesize insulin, the severe changes associated with diabetes were reversed.
Genetic engineering has now enabled endocrinologists to synthesize all the natural hormones found in our bodies. This significant advancement in the ability to synthesize our hormones has lead to endocrinology research into the correction of the deficiency of hormones that contribute to our aging decline. It is the operation of the endocrine system that is responsible for the regulation of the body’s temperature, sexual desires, growth, healing aging, and immune system. It is the endocrine system that allows the central nervous system to communicate with every cell in the body. Hormone deficiencies affect every cell in the body and result in degenerative changes and the aging process as well as symptoms of aging. However, bringing hormone levels back to a level we had when we were younger reverses many of the unfavorable effects that begin to appear as we age.
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