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Anti-Aging and Hormone Balancing

What is happening in our bodies as we age?

Although you may not be too happy with your body right
now, your body is really an amazing thing. It is very
complex and every second of the day a trillion living
cells are interacting with each other. Most of it happens
in the background and we aren’t even aware that it’s

Until something goes wrong!

When something goes wrong or your body has been fighting the loss or
imbalance of hormones, then you can experience some pretty difficult symptoms, including:

For Women:

For Men:

anti-aging medicine is more than just hormone replacement and reducing your symptoms, it’s about addressing the chronic diseases caused by aging.

Although reducing and eliminating your annoying symptoms is important, it pales in comparison to the most critical goal of any comprehensive anti-aging program, which is to significantly reduce or eliminate the chronic degenerative diseases of aging, including Heart Disease, Diabetes and Cancer.

A true comprehensive anti-aging program includes clinical & laboratory
evaluations. And should include the following protocols:

  • Complete Blood analysis
  • Thyroid function
  • Lipid Profile
  • Cardiac risk factors
  • Cholesterol
  • Hormone levels
  • Vitamin D levels
  • Heavy metals and minerals
  • Free radicals
  • Computerized nutrition and exercise analysis
  • Vitamin/Supplements, amino acid and anti-oxidant evaluation

The anti-aging program you choose should begin by
targeting your personal risk factors

The most critical part of any anti-aging program begins with a thorough history and understanding of your personal risk factors. This is accomplished by identifying your personal and family history, doing complete and full blood work up, along with testing for any hormonal imbalances you may have.

Once your doctor has evaluated and targeted your personal risk factors, and completed a full blood analysis in the blood work up, they should do a complete test on your hormone levels.

Many of your bodily functions are controlled by hormones

Most of the repairs being made are controlled and regulated by hormones, which are natural chemicals produced by different organs and glands in our body.  And they usually work in teams of two, as one “turns on” the switch, the other “turns it off.”

As you age, your body’s hormone levels start to diminish

To put it bluntly, aging is not supposed to be good for us! Aging is a pre-programmed process to get us out of the picture, and the reduction of hormones is one of those processes. Eating right and exercising helps maintain better levels of some hormones, but it cannot stop age-related hormone loss. Our productions of essential hormones starts to diminish as early as the age 25, and by 80 we have lost 50%-80%. By the age of 50 we have had over 20 years of hormone deficiencies.

Restoring your hormone balance

Hormone balance is a critical factor in your health and happiness. The same hormones that keep you healthy and growing in your earlier years can be the cause of emotional and physical distress as you grow older. People with a healthy hormone balance tend to live and enjoy healthy and long productive lives…free of many of the major diseases like stroke, thyroid problems and heart disease.

But people with long-term hormone imbalances have to endure many of the symptoms we mentioned early, including weight gain, fatigue, poor libido, memory loss and a host of others symptoms.

Your Next Step

Before you choose any type of anti-aging or hormone replacement therapy you should educate yourself so you can make the best decision possible for your health and your future.

And the place to start is here…

Understanding Hormones

To better understand why you are experiencing so many negative symptoms that are caused by a reduction in your hormones, you first should have a clear understanding of what they are, and exactly how they affect your overall health and well being.

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What Are BioIdentical Hormones

Bio identical hormones are hormones that have the exact same molecular structure as the hormones found in the human body. And they are used in what is called BioIdentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, a therapy that is used for both women and men to balance hormone levels.

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Hormone Replacement for Women

Hormone Replacement Therapy is a very effective solution for the symptoms of menopause, or the symptoms caused by the normal aging process in women. Here you’ll learn everything you need to know about how natural Hormone Replacement Therapy works, what you can expect, and whether it is the right solution for you.

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Hormone Replacement for Men

Hormone replacement therapy can be a very effective answer for the symptoms of low testosterone and other hormones that may be in imbalance. Although testosterone is the main culprit, other hormones can be out of balance as well.

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Treatment Programs

At Innovative Directions in Health we offer three different Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapies for both women and men.

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Innovative Directions In Health –
A physician directed anti-aging and preventative medicine clinic

We are an anti-aging and preventive medicine clinic, founded and directed by Dr. Mahmud, a board-certified physician’s and pioneer in anti-aging, hormone replacement, and preventative medicine. At Innovative Directions in health, we take a natural, cautious and gentle approach to anti-aging and hormone balancing.

Our clinic is conveniently located just south of Minneapolis, in Edina Minnesota, just minutes from the Southdale Mall, and centrally located in the Twin Cities.

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