What are bioidentical hormones?

The great appeal of bioidentical hormones is that although they are produced in a lab, they have the same molecular structure and are indistinguishable from the hormones made by our own bodies. Therefore our bodies can metabolize them without side effects. In contrast, synthetic hormones are intentionally different from what the body produces. (Drug companies cannot patent a bioidentical structure, so they invent hormones that are patentable.) These synthetic hormones are quite strong and often produce side effects.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved many of the bioidentical hormones used by Naples Longevity Clinic for replacement in areas of deficiency, such as estrogen, testosterone, progesterone, and human growth hormone. While melatonin, DHEA, and pregnenolone have not yet been FDA reviewed as drugs, they are available as nutritional supplements. Please remember that bioidentical hormones are powerful substances that can offer miraculous anti-aging medical benefits when used judiciously with periodic laboratory monitoring to assure both safe and effective blood levels, as performed here at Naples Longevity Clinic. It is very important that you adhere to our periodic blood testing to assure therapeutic optimal and safe hormone levels in your body.

While bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) is extremely safe when replacing what is deficient in our bodies, hormones, if taken blindly in excessive or supraphysiologic doses, can lead to serious adverse effects, including illness and decreased life span.

Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (HRT) literally is meant to replace physiologic healthy levels of hormone cellular stimulants that have failed due to disease of aging. These therapies are recommended for adults who are deficient in healthy levels of naturally occurring hormone regulators and are beginning to experience age-related decline of normal, healthy metabolism.

We specifically do not endorse the use of bioidentical hormonal agents as anti-aging supplements for pregnant women or people younger than 30 with normal hormone levels. This warning excludes nutritional amino acid hormonal precursors, which appear as safe, as fortified foods for most individuals who do not suffer underlying medical disorders.

Medicine is aptly referred to as the "PRACTICE OF MEDICINE" because it requires constant reeducation and reevaluation to maintain proficiency and accuracy. In just 3.5 years from now, we will know twice as much about anti-aging medicine and biomedical technology as we do today and 20 years from now we will have more that 64 times as much knowledge on the subject of aging.

Through the revolutionary new concept of anti-aging we attempt to reverse heart disease, destroy cancer cells, boost brain power, feel more energetic, lose weight, restore your sex drive, speed healing, stop wrinkles and gray hair, keep eyesight sharp, reverse or eliminate menopause, reverse and eliminate andropause, decrease pain, decrease arthritis, and normalize cholesterol and blood pressure. These are just a few of the new groundbreaking concepts of the new anti-aging revolution.

At Naples Longevity Clinic we seek to enhance the quality and quantity of life, as well as, limit the period of illness and disability towards the end of life. Prevention is the key to eliminate disease before it occurs. We make life-style changes in diet, exercise, antioxidants, vitamin supplementation and bioidentical hormone replacement. The latter is determined through blood testing.

We firmly believe that we can change the future of mankind.
Lee Raymond Light, M.D. Naples Longevity Clinic 239-659-3266 or 239-262-1833 850 Central Ave. #301 - Naples, FL 34102
Board Certified Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (Bioidentical Hormones)
Conveniently located in S.W. Florida