How does Hormone Replacement Therapy and Peptides Work Together to make you Healthy?
Why do peptides need replacement as we age?
Peptides production in the body, are at their peak when we are in our youthful fertile years, between 12 and 40. If we do not replace testosterone and or estradiol when they become deficient in our 40’s or 50’s, then peptide production also falls rapidly, and all of our systems begin to break down faster than they can be repaired. This has a lot to do with what we call aging, and it is what anti-aging medicine is focused on fighting.
If hormones are replaced to pre-aging levels, then peptides continue to be sufficient for a number of years. After 70, peptides seem to start to decrease even if hormones have been replaced since age 40.
Many of the diseases that we now treat could be avoided if peptides that are lacking were replaced before the disease progresses begin.
What other factors besides aging, can cause a decrease in peptides?
- Environmental toxins
- Head injuries
- Autoimmune disease
- Severe stress of any kind
- Heart disease and diabetes
- Genetics like APO E 3 and 4 genes that cause Alzheimer’s Dx.
When aging and catabolism occur, and testosterone has already been optimally replaced, then doctors should treat patients with peptides, chosen by what issues (symptoms) are the most important to the patient at the time.
What can Peptides Treat?
- ED, and all types of sexual dysfunction
- Sleep issues, insomnia, sleep apnea
- GI disease such as ulcers, reflux
- Lax and aging skin
- Autoimmune diseases
- Immune Deficiencies
- High risk for Alzheimer’s disease, or early onset AD and Parkinson’s Dx
- Heart disease and recovery from a heart attack
We learn to regulate many diseases and conditions with peptides such as immune disorders, blood pressure, pain and body composition and many more after they are established, and we can avoid many drugs that are now commonplace in the attempts to fight these illnesses.
This Health cast was written and presented by Dr. Kathy Maupin, M.D., Bio-identical Hormone Replacement Expert and Author, with Brett Newcomb, MA., LPC., Family Counselor, Presenter and Author. www.BioBalanceHealth.com.