Anti-Aging Attempt by Medication?!
- It was thought that lack of hormones is responsible for aging and hormone replacement were given as anti-aging e.g. estrogen (post menopausal) (Grady et al 1992, Peterson 1998), growth hormone (Rudman et al. 1990), dihydroepiandesterone (Bilger, 1995; Baulieu and Robel, 1998), melatonin (Reiter, 1991), testosterone for androgenic deficiency in men (Morley and Perry, 2000).
- Experiments by giving hormones to humans were beneficial in prevention of osteoporosis, improvement of memory, increasing energy and sex drive (testosterone) and better mental activities (DHEA) (Dihydroepiandrosterone) (Bocci, 2005)
- However there is high risk:
- Serious side effects
- Cannot be used for long time
- Giving one hormone in high dose disturb the balance (each individual has got its own balance)
- The solution is not simply by giving the factors that are missing e.g. hormones as a replacement, as the problem is multifactorial and the preparation made in vitro or extracted from animals will never match that produced by the living body and may be also other unknown ingredients linked to these hormones.