But My Doctor Told Me My Levels Were Normal
As we age our hormone levels gradually decline. Most people go along thinking this is how things are supposed to be and many of their physicians tell them so. If a younger person had the decreased hormone levels that are typically seen in our middle aged and older folks it would be quickly addressed and corrected. However, this same low level is considered to be “normal” for an older individual. It is important to remember that “normal” is a range derived for a population of a wide array of ages from 18 – 80 in most instances. An average is determined and then two standard deviations from the mean identifies the “normal” range. Take testosterone for instance, in some labs the normal range is defined from 300 – 1100 ng/dL. So, according to the lab normal range a 35 year old male with a testosterone level of 301 is considered normal and would likely be told this by his primary care physician. I doubt the patient would agree. Normal is a relative term when it comes to hormone levels and the therapy when treating hormone deficiencies is driven by symptom relief.
Multiple studies now support that the hormonal deficiency associated with age should be corrected to that of a younger person and be on the upper side of the normal range. The decline in hormonal levels is gradual in most cases and the symptoms can sneak up on a person. So, most people chalk their symptoms up to being busy, tired, overworked, stressed or just because they are older. Fortunately, life doesn’t have to be that way. For those that choose to optimize their hormones they can see and feel the improvement in a very short period of time. Our patient’s often reply that they didn’t realize just how bad they felt until they felt better. The good news for them is that not only do they get to feel better, they get to enjoy the health benefits of having their hormones balanced and optimized. Optimizing your hormones has been associated with a decreased risk of heart disease, strokes, diabetes, breast cancer, endometrial cancer, prostate cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and osteoporosis. It can also increase lean muscle mass, decrease body fat, increase libido, and stabilize your moods. Call Prestige Medical Rejuvenation Center today to see if you are a candidate. (402) 334-5433