Hormones are molecular messengers that carry signals throughout the body. They control virtually all the functions of the body. Most people think of the sex hormones that control libido, however, besides sexual function, hormones control healing, tissue regeneration, immune function, memory, mood, strength, body composition, skin thickness, energy, and digestion.
Hormones are amino acids liked together into long chains called polypeptides. These polypeptides are manufactured in endocrine glands such as adrenal glands, testes, ovaries, pancreas, thyroid, pituitary gland and pineal gland. As we age not only do we see it on the outside but inside our organs are aging and with aging comes a diminished level of hormones.
At Mountain View Functional Medicine, we can assess hormone status. Which hormones to replenish, how much to replenish, and how to adjust the hormones is part of the art and science of hormone replacement therapy. Again, each patient is unique and is treated as such.
Dr. Neal Rouzier discusses why there is controversy
over hormone replacement therapy.
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