In the world of hormone replacement therapy, health, and wellness information, there are many terms, abbreviations, and definitions which may seem overwhelming to some.
This HRT Health & Wellness Glossary puts together most of the common terms you’re likely to come across and will benefit from knowing in your journey to better health.
Adipose Tissue, also known as body fat, or just fat, is a loose connective tissue made up of mainly fat cells known as lipocytes and fat cells, specialized in storing energy as fat. Adipose tissue can also cushion and insulate the body.
Adipose Tissue (or fat) in the human body is located beneath the skin (subcutaneous fat), around internal organs (visceral fat), in bone marrow (yellow bone marrow), in the muscle system, and in breast tissue.
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Amino Acids are organic compounds that help in protein development in the human body. They’re the building blocks of protein in the body, critical in the creation of proteins, enzymes, and some hormones and neurotransmitters. They’re important in keeping your hair, skin, muscles, and bones healthy. Amino Acids also help eliminate waste related to metabolism.
There are 22 amino acids, with nine essential amino acids: Isoleucine, Leucine, Lysine, Methionine, Phenylalanine, Threonine, Tryptophan, Valine, and Histidine. L-Carnitine, L-Arginine, Glutathione, and B-12 are examples of Amino Acids. Foods containing all nine of these amino acids are called complete proteins. Some of these complete proteins include Eggs, Beef, Chicken, Fish, Quinoa, Soy and Whey.
Youthful Skin: Amino Acids have been found by researchers to contribute to healthy hair and skin by aiding the nutrients that help strengthen connective tissue that helps skin elasticity, and hair/nail strength.
Weight Management: Persons may feed fuller longer when taking Amino Acids, reducing overeating.
Muscle Development: Methionine has been shown to promote the production of creatine, which helps muscle development.
What is Andropause?
Andropause is a term developed in the 1960s to describe a number of symptoms experienced mainly by middle-aged men and linked to low-testosterone levels in men. Andropause is sometimes called “male menopause”, “testosterone deficiency syndrome”, and “late-onset male hypogonadism”. Andropause can be diagnosed by a medical professional that provides low-t testing.
Symptoms may include:
Men between the ages of 40 and 60 usually tend to experience andropause, but some men as young as 30 may also experience the signs. Contributing factors include genetics, bad health habits and bad dietary habits like lack of quality sleep, living a sedentary lifestyle, and eating processed foods.
Andropause can be treated with hormone replacement therapy or testosterone replacement therapy, which may help relieve symptoms. At Body RX, we provide a wider scope of treatment, helping you identify the root causes of andropause, and providing you with a customized treatment plan which may include hormone therapy, nutritional counseling, IV therapy, and supplements.
Antioxidants are found in many foods, and are essential for the survival of all living things. They are natural protective molecules, protecting our DNA from free radicals caused from bad diet and habits. One example of an antioxidant developed by the human body is the cellular antioxidant glutathione.
HCG (Human Chronic Gonadotropin)
HGH (Human Growth Hormone)
Intramuscular Injection (IM)
Thyroid Panel with TSH