Functional Medicine & Wellness

Hormones And Longevity

When you aim to achieve longevity, the goal should involve more than simply living longer. The focus should be on living better. Having vitality, strength, and purpose is a significant part of the optimal health equation. Additionally, hormones play an important role in adding healthier, happier years to your life. Let’s take a closer look. 

The Connection Between Hormones And Longevity

One of the most effective ways to achieve longevity is to implement TRUE preventative care. This means taking initiative to apply smart and healthy lifestyle choices to avoid and/or postpone the development of chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline of all forms, osteoporosis, and more.

Staying educated on the most up-to-date information is a main pillar of true, personalized medicine. At Omnia Health, we focus on professionalism, precision and productive, individualized solutions. In doing so, we have found hormone optimization to be beneficial for achieving quality longevity.

Women typically go through menopause around the age of 50, so if we want to be spunky, spirited 90 year olds, we need to have a plan in place that gives us 40 more years of staying strong and fit — both mentally and physically. And, as you can probably guess, hormones help to ensure our bodies function at their finest. 

All Hormones Decrease With Age

It’s inevitable. Everything from our sex hormones to our adrenal functioning hormones decrease as we increase in age. However, there are ways to help slow down this hormone reduction process. Maintaining an active lifestyle that incorporates cardio and strength training is always a smart move. Additionally, you should commit to providing your body with the proper nutrition it needs to thrive. This means focusing on foods that are low in sugar and high in healthy fats. Quality proteins and plenty of vegetables (especially green ones) are great. 

All of these things are good, but no diet or supplement will replace hormones that are lost. They may decrease some symptoms caused by hormone loss, but that is not a long-term solution. This is where hormone replacement becomes a valid option worthy of consideration. 

A Personalized Decision 

Hormone replacement is not for everyone, which is why it’s important to do your research and to work with a physician who is well informed on the subject. Unfortunately, most MDs have not read anything about hormone replacement and are still providing recommendations based on data from 2001. 

So many of our patients at Omnia have had a doctor tell them to stop their hormone treatments after spending less than 10 minutes with them. And to make matters worse, they are doling out this medical advice without having seen any of their labs or knowing anything about their genetics, lifestyle, and health goals. It is beyond frustrating and something you should not allow to happen to you.

In many ways the “health”care system is flawed. We are currently in a place where the patient has to advocate for themselves in order to get the proper care. Physicians are NOT trained to promote health and longevity. The topics of diet, stress, sleep, nutrition and exercise are not discussed. They may be able to diagnose and treat diseases, which is definitely a skillset we need but it is not the most vital one. When it comes to healthcare, we should be focused on preventing the problems from occurring in the first place instead of treating the symptoms after it’s too late.  

Putting The CARE Back Into Healthcare

At Omnia Health, our patients are the main focus. Always. We listen to you and validate your concerns and goals. Collaboration is an important part of our process as we work with patients to determine the best course of action on an individual basis. 

Whether it’s hormone replacement or something else altogether, we are here to help you make the most of every minute and to add many more (healthy) years to your life. 

Time won’t wait and you shouldn’t either. Schedule your consultation today.

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