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A Synergy Note: The hormone doctors at Synergy have studied extensively with Dr. Neal Rouzier of the Beverly Hills Center for Anti-Aging Medicine, and The Preventive Medicine Clinics in Palm Springs, Calif.    Since 1997, Dr. Rouzier has been a leading expert and authority on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and anti-aging medicine. Drs. Long and Ryder continue their close relationship with Dr. Rouzier to stay informed on current research and advances in preventive medicine. Following is an important article from Dr. Rouzier’s blog, which you may find helpful.

The 7 Hormones Everyone Should Know

From Dr. Rouzier's blog - 7/21/2014

Clinical studies have demonstrated that DHEA has a beneficial effect on immune response, sex drive, metabolism and emotional stability. DHEA benefits the immune system and reduces visceral fat associated with diabetes mellitus. Other health-related benefits include support of cognitive function, helping the body cope with stress, and protection against heart disease through its effects on lipids and body fat.

Melatonin regulates the circadian rhythm as well as the deep stages of sleep. Studies suggest that the immune system depends on melatonin’s effects of deep sleep. In the January 1997 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, melatonin was demonstrated to be a powerful antioxidant hormone that can protect against cancer. There are hundreds of studies showing that melatonin can scavenge free radicals, and be a safe sleep-enhancing hormone.

Failure of memory and lack of mental clarity can be among the most frustrating aspects of aging. Studies indicate that pregnenolone and hormone therapy might be beneficial against age-related cognitive decline.

This metabolic hormone secreted by the thyroid gland regulates temperature, metabolism and cerebral function. Insufficient thyroid levels result in fatigue, increased cholesterol levels and increased risk of coronary artery disease. With age, thyroid hormone levels gradually decline resulting in a decreased metabolism, which affects all cells and organs. Low thyroid causes low energy, and thinning of hair, skin and nails. The dictum that normal levels are not optimal levels is extremely important when it comes to thyroid.

Although testosterone is the primary male hormone, women also benefit from its supplementation. Levels of testosterone decline with age in men and women. At optimal levels through hormone therapy, research shows testosterone increases bone density and bone formation, enhances energy and sex drive, decreases body fat, increases muscle strength, lowers blood pressure and modulates cholesterol levels. Testosterone is a hormone that neither man nor women should be without and we’ll present the scientific evidence to support this.

Over 50 years of studies demonstrate that loss of estrogen increases cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, osteoporotic fractures, urogenital atrophy, macular degeneration and depression. Recent studies by hormone doctors and other physicians sort out the confusion created by the WHI (Women’s Health Initiative) and conclude that certain types of hormones cause harm in some women, whereas different hormones avoid the harm and provide a significant protection. A thorough literature review helps sort out the differences and provides credence and confidence for the use of bioidentical estrogens as based on our medical evidence.

Data demonstrates that synthetic progestins increase the risk of breast cancer, heart disease, strokes, bleeding, and depression. Studies demonstrate that not only does micronized progesterone not increase these risks, but it also protects against them. Studies demonstrate a synergistic effect of progesterone with estrogen, whereas progestins negate estrogen’s positive benefits. This literature review will demonstrate the difference between progesterone and progestins and how this difference is the key to understanding the importance of progesterone.

If you have questions or concerns about your health, please contact Synergy at (757) 410-5462 or  Our hormone doctors help women and men in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, Eastern Shore, Richmond, Virginia, and North Carolina.


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About our hormone clinic

Free Seminar
Our next free seminar will be held in Spring 2019 and will focus on bioidentical hormone therapy and optimal aging for women and men. If you have questions and cannot wait until then, please call us at (757) 410-5462. Seminars are held in our office in Chesapeake (Greenbrier area).
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Synergy, located in Chesapeake, Virginia, is an integrative medical center for women and men that combines the best of traditional and holistic medicine. Our hormone doctors provide bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to optimize hormone levels for DHEA, Thyroid, testosterone, and other hormones to treat depression, fatigue, and other life-draining illnesses.   Our hormone clinic serves women and men in Chesapeake, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Williamsburg, Hampton Roads, Eastern Shore, Richmond, Virginia, and North Carolina.


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