Hormones are powerful messengers that play a major role in the function of the cardiovascular system; low hormones in both men and women are associated with an increased risk of heart disease.
Low testosterone levels in men have been associated with increased risk of developing major cardiovascular risk factors including diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity and hypertension. Low testosterone in men correlates with heart disease more reliably than does high cholesterol. In fact, there are more receptor sites for testosterone in the heart than any other muscle in the body.
In women, estrogen plays a protective role within the cardiovascular system by maintaining the elasticity of arteries and lowering blood pressure and LDL cholesterol. The closer to menopause that estrogen therapy is initiated, the greater the reduction in coronary heart disease. Both estrogen and progesterone have been shown to decrease the risk and delay the onset of ischemic stroke.
Bio-identical pellet therapy, which exactly matches the molecular structure of the hormones that your own body produces, with a continuous supply into the bloodstream, is the most effective method of hormone delivery to the heart and blood vessels.