Hormones

Anti-Aging Testosterone Injections
When you want to stop the aging process, you need to adjust your chemical or hormonal imbalance. Many men have an issue with low testosterone, but they don’t know how to correct this problem. When you start a new regimen of testosterone injections, you can keep your body youthful, regain your energy, and clear up your skin at the same time. Read more about how testosterone can change your life and make your body that much stronger.

What Do Testosterone Injections Do?

When you are going to the doctor or a medical clinic for assistance, you may be prescribed these injections because they help you clear up your skin, allow your hair to grow, speed up your metabolism, and give you the energy that you need. You may not have realized how much you were slumping over the past few months or years, but the testosterone that you are taking can quite literally change your life.

Weight Loss

You will not automatically lose weight because you started taking testosterone injections, but your body will begin to metabolize in a much more efficient manner. Because of this, you will see your body start to slim down. At the same time, you can begin to exercise and eat right. By doing this, you are giving your body the file it needs to thrive.

You can change your diet and exercise plan at the same time. You will have more energy because your body is metabolizing properly, and you will not feel sluggish like you did in the past.

Renewed Energy

You will have quite a lot of energy when your body has synthesized enough of the testosterone in your program. Your body might not have been able to sleep, and it may have been hard for you to stay awake during the day. Because of this, you did not feel as though you could function normally during the day. Now that you are much more energetic and changing your lifestyle, you can get on a routine that does not require an afternoon nap.

A Reduction In Joint Pain

Your posture will change because you will feel a reduction in joint pain. You will have a much better posture because you feel like you can stand up straight, and you will also notice that you can move a bit more quickly during the day because your joints are a bit stronger. Of course, it will take your body time to heal completely. However, it is nice to know that you can change your daily routine by using these injections.

Conclusion

When you are using a new hormone and chemical regimen to bring your body back to life, you will see the difference in the mirror, feel as though you are more energetic, and will have a nice appearance because your hair and nails are healthier. You can lose weight, and you can even start working out again because you are using a product that makes you feel young again.

Understanding Thyroid Disease
Finding an Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine Doctor to Help Your Thyroid Function
There are many different health issues that can contribute to early signs of aging. One of those issues is becoming more known today. Thyroid problems seem to push the pedal and speed up the process of aging.  However, if you’re aware that you have thyroid disease, you can take control of the problem with some anti-aging medicine before aging takes its toll.

Defining What and How Your Thyroid Works

In starting this conversation, it would be beneficial for readers to know exactly what thyroid disease is. First, people should be aware that there are two types of thyroid disease:

  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism

These two types of thyroid conditions, in which someone can get, depends on how the thyroid gland is working in the body. The thyroid is a part of the endocrine system and is the butterfly-shaped organ right below Adam’s apple in the neck area. And for this organ to function in a normal way, it needs to release two main hormones. 

  • Triiodothyronine (T3)
  • Thyroxine (T4)

Now, for the thyroid gland to produce these two hormones, it is important to eat foods with iodine in order to do so. However, this is where the disease affects a person. If your thyroid, for whatever reason, stops working correctly, then somehow it is not getting enough of one or both hormones it needs, or it is getting too much of one or more of the hormones. 

Visible Signs of a Thyroid Problem

Although there is a deeper discussion to be had on your thyroid gland and how it needs to function, for this article, I want to concentrate on how it can affect the way we look. More specifically, how fast we age. Some of the ways it shows in our outer appearance are with:

  • Itchy Dry Skin
  • Brittle Nails
  • Dry Hair
  • Hair loss
  • Jaundice
  • Dark Circles Under the Eyes

Whenever you see these signs, the thyroid is not working well and is either lacking hormonal function or has too much function. Fatigue, bowel problems, and irregular periods are some of the internal issues that cause the outer appearance to look older than a person really is. 

If you show signs of any of these symptoms, it will be time to go and see your doctor to request thyroid determining tests. If it is discovered you have the disease, make sure you are seeing a doctor who is an expert in the field of anti-aging and functional medicine for these types of complex issues. 

Take Control of Your Thyroid by Visiting an Anti-Aging and Functional Medicine Professional

Finally, take these tips and know that you can find a way back to normalcy. Although it may seem like a real burden to have this disease, it does not have to be. It will help you if you take a little time to do some research and find your anti-aging and functional medicine doctor. Go ahead, take the initiative and find your solution.

Fatigue

Fatigue is one of the most common complaints we hear from our new patients.  It affects all aspects of our lives’ sex, work, and play.  The underlying cause of fatigue, if left untreated, it can increase the chance of cancer, diabetes, heart attack, strokes, suicide, depression, and accidents just to name a few.

When one is chronically fatigued, cholesterol increases, blood pressure increases, fat increases (especially belly fat), triglyceride increases, and systemic inflammation, atherosclerosis, and premature aging.  It’s frequently noted that American presidents age  rapidly while in office.  Being chronically fatigued can and does result in premature aging.

We have advanced testing that can help us define the cause and aid with a treatment protocol to address chronic fatigue.  From these results combined with a doctor willing to listen and understand your issues we can often help.  Contact us today to start your individualized treatment plan to help turn things around.

Cortisol Hormone Therapy

Cortisol Hormone

Cortisol is a very important hormone produced by the adrenal gland. It is produced in response to physical or mental stress.  For example, sleep deprivation is very stressful on the human brain and body.  To deal with this stress, the adrenal glands increase production of cortisol.  Elevated levels makes us more alert and awake, which is helpful in stressful situations but to much can also hurt us over time.

Chronic elevation in cortisol can result in:

  • Increase belly fat
  • Inability to lose weight
  • Hyperglycemia
  • Diabetes
  • Difficulty falling and/or staying asleep.

This is what sets up a vicious cycle.  Chronic elevation in cortisol (such as chronic sleep deprivation or untreated sleep apnea or stressful relationships at home/work) can result in adrenal fatigue.  Worked too long and too hard, the adrenal glands get burned out and then starts producing too little cortisol, resulting in adrenal fatigue symptoms; fatigue, sleepiness, lack of stamina, decreased libido, ED, hair loss, mood swings, cravings, etc.

Some ways to correct Cortisol levels are by:

  • Reduce Stress
  • Improve Sleep
  • Lower Sugar Intake
  • Certain Supplementation

KEY POINT:

Please note that blood level testing is not designed to pick up small fluctuations in Cortisol level and is only calibrated to pick up severe Cortisol fluctuation seen in Cushing’s Disease (very high) and Addison’s Disease (very low).

Dr.Zacco checks both blood and saliva levels because saliva testing picks up small changes in Cortisol.  Also, saliva testing can be done 24/7 at home. This approach shows your levels as they occur through out the day and give a better indication of how your hormone is optimized.

Growth Hormone

GROWTH HORMONE (GH OR HGH)

Many consider growth hormone to be one of the most important hormones of the human body. Most of us are familiar with the effects of growth hormone on children, it makes them grow. If a deficiency is left untreated, it can result in short stature adults. Many times, those same adults have growth hormone deficiencies that are life long.

Unfortunately, too frequently once a growth hormone deficient child reaches adulthood, growth hormone is stopped. Sometimes children with normal levels of hormone reach adulthood and then develop adult onset growth hormone deficiency that if left undiagnosed and untreated can be very detrimental and produce; diabetes, fatigue, depression, obesity, muscle wasting, poor exercise tolerance, poor motivation, hypertension, etc.

Dr. Arthur Zacco performs testing to determine if you indeed have a growth hormone deficiency. Hormone treatment is administered by daily injections just under the skin using very small needles.

Progesterone therapy

Progesterone Therapy

Progesterone deficiency will cause insomnia and superficial sleep, resulting in repeated awakenings, anxiety, and mood swings. This is why post menopausal women frequently have superficial sleep and anxiety disorders.

Progesterone therapy treatment resulting in adequate levels will many times, resolve these issues. Almost every cell in the human body has progesterone receptors, yet after a hysterectomy, women are usually NOT prescribed progesterone so sleep and anxiety disorders frequently follow. Progesterone is a calming hormone.

Taking cholesterol lowering meds and/or menopause can have an impact on lowering progesterone levels. Progesterone therapy can be taken orally at night to aid in sleep or by gels/creams.