Craig Henderson, D.O. – New Jersey Bioidentical Physician
Dr. Craig Henderson believes that the goal of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is to replace deficient hormone levels enabling the body to function normally and symptom free.
The quality of one’s life can be dramatically improve when symptoms of hot flashes, night sweats, mood changes, Brain fog, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, lethargy, depression, vaginal dryness and painful sexual relations are eliminated or reduced with HRT.
Bioidentical Hormone Specialist, Dr. Craig Henderson concentrates on a preventive medical approach that helps put an end to suffering and effects caused by adrenal fatigue, signs of early menopause, menopause, perimenopause and andropause (male menopause).
The use of plant derived bio-identical hormones is felt to be safer than animal derived hormones because the chemical structure matches the body’s natural hormones.
Every patient is unique and their hormone requirements are different. The use of a compounding pharmacy which makes up each prescription is mandatory when prescribing an individualized treatment plan.
The Concept of Hormonal Balance
Some doctors believe there is no such thing as an anti aging hormone, but to those of you who have felt the benefits of natural hormone therapy with hormones like testosterone, DHEA, and HGH, you know it can work wonders!
Optimizing your hormonal profile is vital for maintaining your immune health and warding off disease and infections.
The idea here is to determine what is optimal for you at your present age and circumstances. Andropause is a very careful and precise process that requires a trained practitioner, but the results will absolutely amaze you!
Part of this process also involves minimizing the impact of hormones such as cortisol, insulin, and environmental estrogens. These increase with age, and cause you to lose muscle, gain fat, become depressed, and unable to enjoy life fully.
An unbalanced hormonal system can increase risk for metabolic syndrome, heart disease, adrenal fatigue, and cancer. Fortunately you can prevent this with lifestyle changes, proper nutrition, and if need be bioidentical hormone therapy.
The hormonal balance we are talking about for you include testosterone, DHEA, Melatonin, HGH, thyroid, and estrogen. There are other hormones but those are the major ones that will be adjusted by the doctors for you.
They must be carefully managed as they are all interdependent and don’t work in isolation but rather as an integrated system.
Changes in dosages can be adjusted and individualized in small increments, where standard pills can’t.