If you are looking for a method to rejuvenate your appearance, you’ll probably stumble across the theory about hormone replacement therapy sooner or later. Advocates of this approach say that part of the cause of aging is that our bodies are producing less of certain hormones, especially sex hormones, which makes our body produce less of proteins like collagen and elastin that are crucial for youthful skin. Using hormone replacement therapy (HRT), you can restore your youthful appearance by restoring your body’s youthful mechanisms.
Although this sounds logical, there’s no real science to back up these claims and there are serious potential risks associated with HRT, and it’s probably best to avoid this approach until there’s more evidence available.
One potential flaw in the reasoning about HRT is that taking supplemental forms of hormones is not the same as having them produced in your body. The body is constantly producing hormones in a cyclical, harmonic pattern that mirrors the production of other hormones that interact with the sex hormones.
In HRT, you’ll be taking hormones in short bursts, either as pill or in other forms, but not reflective of the body’s own production cycles. This seems like it would make it hard for any supplement regime to really deliver the same effect as your natural hormones.
Of course, sometimes advocates of HRT will say it’s better that you’re not mirroring the body’s natural hormones. They will often advocate bioidentical HRT (BHRT), in which plant-derived substances that are similar to hormones are used. Advocates claim these give all the benefits and none of the drawbacks of naturally high hormone levels.
The hard part about discussing this issue is just that there is no real evidence either in support or denial of the hypothesis that hormone therapy produces anti-aging effects. Some studies seem to indicate that the risks of HRT might have been overstated, but we still don’t know for sure. We are especially unsure of the really long-term risks of HRT.
However, we do know that there are many time-tested and safe methods–including cosmetic dentistry–to help you retain your youthful appearance in Spokane or Spokane Valley. To learn which ones are right for you, please call 509-368-7788 [Spokane] 509-228-3998 [Spokane Valley] for an appointment with an esthetician at Collins Dentistry & Aesthetics.
Or office in Spokane is located at:
3151 E. 28th Ave.
Spokane, WA 99223
Office phone # 509-368-7788