Q: What is CHS?
CHS stands for Comprehensive Hormone Supplementation. You will also hear the term “Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement (BHRT). Hormones are the messengers that orchestrate the metabolic processes in our bodies. By the age of 40, the natural hormones in our body are 14 to 15% depleted and the signs and symptoms of aging are accelerated.
With our CHS programme we measure your current hormone levels and restore them to the levels of a healthy 25-year-old. This is the age when our immune systems are generally the strongest, our metabolism the most efficient and we can build muscle faster than fat. Your body will respond as if it were many years younger.
Q: Are there any side effects from the treatment?
Side effects from out therapy are very rare and do not compare with the serious side effects from synthetic drugs. The possibilities may include carpal tunnel syndrome, edema and acne. These symptoms can easily be eliminated by adjusting or stopping the hormone, resuming at a lower dose and then gradually increasing to optimal levels.
Q: Does insurance cover your treatment program?
Not usually. We are treating the aging process. Since aging is not considered a disease, insurance companies are not required to cover the cost. The insurance companies do not focus on preventive medicine or programs that keep you from getting ill.
Q: Will your clinic assume my primary medical care?
No. Our clinic only treats aging, not diseases. We supplement your physician’s care, not replace. We do, on occasion, consult with your physician when appropriate.
Q: How long does it take for me to see the results?
Many of our clients say they feel dramatically better in a matter of days. Most people can expect to notice results from 1 to 3 months after beginning hormone supplementation. Men may see physical manifestations, such as increased muscle mass, hair growth, and women may notice an improvement in their energy. The first visible changes, such as improved skin color and tone, usually takes a month or so.
Q: Are over-the-counter Human Growth Hormones and other hormones effective?
Rarely, if ever. The reason we use prescription hormones is because over-the-counter products don’t actually have true HGH. Rather, they use compounds called oral secretagogues to stimulate the body’s production of HGH. The actual result is little to no effect. For the programme to be optimally effective, you need baseline hormone blood levels, and then use pharmaceutical-grade natural hormones and nutraceuticals from a registered compounding pharmacy. You need to be prescribed appropriate doses by a physician knowledgeable in anti aging Medicine and Natural Hormone Supplementation.
Q: Is hormone therapy in any way dangerous?
Our therapy only replaces the human hormones your body already produces. We just bring your levels back to that of a healthy 25-year-old. A trained physician monitors every client. Our programme is safe.
Q: I’ve heard some doctors in the media say that HGH is not proven, is that true?
Our anti aging therapy (using HGH) is proven safe and effective. This hormone has been around since the 1970s and the corresponding research on people using HGH reports no significant problems.
Q: Can your clinic help me with therapy that doesn’t use HGH?
Yes, we can. We help many clients improve their aging process by correcting destructive lifestyles, diet, and improving their exercise regimen. We use anti-oxidants, vitamins and mineral supplements as indicated. Additionally, we sometimes adjust other hormone levels without using HGH.
Q: Where do these natural hormones come from?
The pure bio-identical (human identical) hormones are extracted from plants or synthetically manufactured. What is important is that it is IDENTICAL to your body’s hormone molecule. We prescribe all the natural hormones at our clinic.
Q: Why doesn’t my doctor prescribe natural hormones?
The answer partly involves the pharmaceutical companies who make money on patented drugs which they promote to physicians who prescribe them to you.
Your physician has to be self-educated and experienced in prescribing and monitoring natural hormone levels. They also have to prescribe within the constraints of your health insurance companies, who are generally not interested in preventive health and wellness.
Q: Who supplies the hormones that I need?
Our clinic sends an order to specialized pharmacies known as Compounding Pharmacies. These pharmacies are similar to the old-fashioned concept of a pharmacist with a mortar and pestle. They acquire the pure pharmaceutical-grade hormones and compound them into the form and dosage ordered by your physician as pills, capsules, liquids and creams. They are prepared specifically for you, making your treatment programme customized and personalized.
Q: How does CHS work?
We do a consultation with you to determine your short and long term health goals. If desired at that time, we do a baseline comprehensive hormone panel for you that measures all your essential hormones. A regimen customized to you will begin and a follow-up panel will be completed in 6 weeks to determine whether adequate replacement has been prescribed.
Remember, we will want the optimal levels of a 25-year-old and what meets your health objectives. All people will absorb, assimilate and respond to hormones differently. If the proper levels, at the tissue level, is not achieved, you will not realize the full benefits of natural hormone replacement.
We will complete your hormone panel every 3 months to achieve the optimal and protective levels. This can be done at our office or at a pre-arranged site convenient for you. Your physician is also available by telephone for follow up visits.
Q: Am I the right person for your comprehensive hormone supplementation program?
Yes. By their mid 30s, nearly everyone has lost 14% to 15% per decade of their natural hormones and now has sub-optimal hormone levels in their bodies. This is inevitable as we age. We do not feel as vibrant as we were in our 20s and 30s. The benefits of HGH and other natural hormone supplementation are immeasurable.
Optimal nutrition and exercise are recommended at every age. We will counsel you on nutrition unique to your own body’s physiology to allow you to lose adipose tissue (fat) and weight, improving your immune system. We will also instruct you on an effective exercise regimen customized to suit your lifestyle and personal habits.
You can turn back the hands of time with a CHS program. Enjoy restored energy, vigor for life, loss of body fat, more muscle mass, tone and strength, less bone loss, disappearing wrinkles and sagging skin, more hair growth, improved memory, sleep, appetite, libido and more.
Look and feel like you did years ago with our medically proven anti aging program. This acclaimed therapy has been featured on 60 Minutes, 20/20, NPR, Oprah, Larry King Live and featured in leading newspapers like the New York Times. It works.
Our MD Longevity CHS programme is administered by a Board Certified Physician trained in anti aging medicine and bioidentical hormone therapy.