Hormone Replacement Therapy
Hormones are molecular messengers sent to the organs in your body that instruct them to do or not do something. Substance abuse often stunts and deprives a number of different hormones. If opiates or heroin is your drug of choice you are causing major depletion to ACTH and cortisol. While Big Pharma does not want you to stop taking statins, it is fact LDL cholesterol (the “supposed” bad cholesterol) is the basic material used in the production of all of your hormones. ACTH, a pituitary hormone is responsible for transporting LDL to the mitochondria for processing in pregnenolone and then into a variety of other hormones.
Even methadone depletes testosterone levels. Testosterone is not just a sex hormone, it is responsible for cell regeneration and bone and skeletal support as a calcium synthesizer.
We conduct testing to determine where your hormonal imbalances are occurring. Even in the healthiest individual, at age 25 or so, the body starts to deplete by 2% a year in overall hormonal output. Add genetics and environmental toxins in addition to your substance abuse and addictions and you will come to a rapid realization that all the therapy in the world is not going to fix you until your biochemistry is balanced.
Please Note: Micronutrient therapy is often enough. We are ultra-sensitive not to over compensate any level, of anything, in anyone. We seek to restore, not optimize, and only with bioidentical hormones not synthetic, as a measure of prudence, with safety and concern for our patients made priority one