Anti aging hormone replacement therapy

Anti aging hormone replacement therapy is one of the 'cornerstones' of recent anti-aging therapies.

In 2014 the Journal of Clinical Aging published a review of the practice of using hormone replacement therapy. It stated:

" Due to the decline of hormone production from gonads in both sexes, the importance of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) in steroid hormone production increases with age. However, DHEA levels also decrease with age. Also, growth hormone age-associated decrease may be so important that insulin growth factor-1 levels found in elderly individuals are sometimes as low as those encountered in adult patients with established deficiency. Skin aging as well as decreases in lean body mass, bone mineral density, sexual desire and erectile function, intellectual activity and mood have all been related to this decrease of hormone production with age."  

Use of DHEA by older persons:

"A positive relationships between DHEA levels and muscle mass, muscle strength, as well as mobility and a lower risk for falls" has been shown in older persons.

Also, "DHEA seems to play a rather important role in sexual function for both sexes. Low levels of DHEA were related to a higher risk for erectile dysfunction in men"  "Off-label use of hormones as an antiaging strategy: a review" Journal of Clinical Aging 2014.

More about DHEA  Anti-aging hormone replacement therapy:

In the United States DHEA is sold over the counter as a dietary supplement.  In much of Europe its sale is either forbidden or its use requires a medical prescription. 

Source: "Off-label use of hormones as an antiaging strategy: a review". Clinical Intervention  Aging 2014.

The article continues:

"DHEA is widely used in antiaging medicine and is considered as a “fountain of youth” hormone by some. As it is a prohormone, it is also used as a “hormone regulator”, permitting the body to reach a hormone equilibrium."

"DHEA is indeed a prohormone with positive effects on several age-related diseases. . . .  For the future, the role of DHEA supplementation in specific indications such as sarcopenia, falls and rehabilitation protocols, osteoporosis, mood and cognitive disorders, and also sexual well-being needs to be better studied in longer and larger studies. Finally, physicians prescribing DHEA should consider and inform their patients of the fact that long-term effects concerning efficiency, but also safety, are still uncertain." 

Please note that last statement: "Efficacy and safety are still uncertain."Using DHEA has risks. You will want to discuss its use with your health care provider BEFORE you purchase any ...or begin to use DHEA in any form.

There are a number of web sites and supplement companies that sell DHEA anti aging hormone replacemet therapy supplements 

Many of these companies promise all sorts of positive effects for those interested in Anti-aging supplements. BUT given the powerful effects of this supplement and its potential negative effect on your health, it would be wise to discuss DHEA anti-aging hormone replacement therapy with your doctor or liscensed medical provide before taking any form of DHEA Anti aging hormone replacement therapy

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