Hormones are messenger substances that are produced in various glands and tissues and which work together to control our body's functions. Some of these hormones play an important role in the aging process. In our younger years, the internal hormone factory is very active, we feel good, are capable of physical activity and even feel up to a few late nights, too much good food and too little exercise. As the years go by, this changes, since the production of many important hormones diminishes as we age. This is most apparent in women who, around the age of 50, enter the menopause relatively quickly. Men too, however, can go through the change - the symptoms are more insidious, but no less unpleasant, and the symptoms are similar for both genders.
Women talk about them - but men don't! This is why men in their "prime" are often also the neglected sex. There is a lot to be done here, and science as well as the media have a lot to catch up on when it comes to the male menopause.
So what could be more obvious than to treat symptoms that have developed due to a lack of hormones with targeted doses of the missing hormone? This logical conclusion needs to be considered carefully, however. For diabetes and thyroid disease, this practice has long since become an everyday matter. The fear of side effects, especially of causing cancer, however, is still something that concerns us and is something that needs to be taken seriously.
In a consultation with your doctor, the possibilities and benefits of hormone treatment need to be offset against the possible risks for each individual patient. This is the only way to ensure personalized treatment that will benefit the patient. In most cases, the positive benefits on the patient's well-being and health by far outweigh the potential risks. Professional expertise on the part of the attending physician and regular laboratory tests are however an essential requirement for hormone replacement therapy. The hormones we particularly address are:
- Growth hormone
The following excerpts can only offer a small amount of information on these subjects, and of course cannot replace an in-depth consultation with an experienced physician.
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