Why suffer the effects of aging
when you don't have to?
Are you experiencing:
- Decreased energy?
- Weight gain / Slow metabolism?
- Reduced sexual desire & ability?
- Poor health?
Imagine having great health for a lifetime. Every day, science is discovering more ways to control how we age. We no longer have to be victims, waiting passively for the diseases of aging to ravage our minds and bodies.
Our goal is to show how you can take action to reduce your risk of heart disease, cancer, osteoporosis, dementia, incontinence, impotence, pain, and all the other symptoms of deterioration that commonly occurs with the advance of years. Your "Age Management" program will include natural hormones, and targeted nutritional and exercise therapies.
With over 35 years as a licensed physician, Dr. Odom is certified by the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine and is trained and experienced in the evaluation and prescription of:
- Human Growth Hormone - The body's "repair" hormone
- Reproductive Hormones - Testosterone, estrogens, and natural progesterone
- Adrenal Hormones - Cortisol & DHEA
- Thyroid - Both T3 & T4
- And more...
As we age, our hormones decline in production and their health-giving effects falter
First, we notice imbalance, perhaps with menstrual problems, fatigue, and weight gain. Then, continuing:
The hormones of youth arise from the thyroid gland, the adrenal glands, the ovaries, the testicles, and the pituitary gland.
The best, reasonable answer to age-related hormone decline is supplementation with exact copies of the missing hormones, to reach youthful levels.
Modern pharmacy produces these bio-identical substances, usually through laboratory manipulation of botanical source material. Some hormones, such as growth hormone, are produced through recombinant DNA technology.
The term, “hormone”, has been confusing to people. Drugs, not found anywhere in nature, but attaching themselves to hormone receptor sites in the body, have unfortunately and improperly been referred to as “hormones”. Theses drugs, which are foreign to the human body, cause side affects, including cancer and heart disease.
Natural, or bio-identical, hormones are created in the human body. Thus, the body naturally has all the mechanisms required to utilize them without dangerous side effects.
Besides reversing the aforementioned symptoms of hormone decline, bio-identical hormone replacement prevents the diseases of aging, thus allowing not only a longer life-span, but a longer health span.
Healthy lifestyle, including good nutrition, exercise, and sleep, combine with bio-identical hormone replacement therapy and autologous stem cell therapy to promote continuing health during the aging process.
How does bio-identical hormone replacement therapy proceed?
The prospective patient provides historical medical information, has a physical examination, and undergoes laboratory blood studies.
Vitally, laboratory measurement of hormones and other physiological variables, such as indicators of inflammation, allow the doctor to adequately come to a decision with patients about how to proceed. Ideally, the lab report should be in the doctor’s hands prior to the first consultation, in order for the doctor to become oriented adequately to the patient’s situation.
It is important for the patient to have an adequate orientation to the basics of natural hormone replacement therapy and the concept of “anti-aging” in general. Thus, the patient should engage in directed reading and spend adequate time with the doctor. All aspects of modern communication should be utilized to that end.
At the present time, bio-identical hormone replacement and stem cell treatments are not conventional therapies. Thus, they may or may not be reimbursed by insurance companies. Conventional medical institutions and doctors may dissuade patients from engaging in anti-aging therapies.
For this reason, unconventional treatments are paid for by the patient with cash. The patient will be given a standard medical receipt for use in applying for reimbursement from insurance companies.
The reason that patients continue to seek unconventional health care is because such care may provide health benefit when conventional medical remedies simply do not work.
In the end, bio-identical hormone replacement therapy is about the production and maintenance of health!