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Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT) is designed to treat individuals who suffer from PMS, menopause/andropause, loss of sex drive, chronic fatigue, insomnia, depression, weight gain and more. All of these are associated with hormone imbalances and can be treated with FDA approved bioidentical hormones.

"We age because our hormones decline. Our hormones do not decline because we age." This is the mantra for the Neuroendocrine theory of aging. Hormones are chemical substances in our bodies that are released to have an effect on tissues somewhere else in the body.

They act as biochemical messengers. They turn on cell functions and turn off cell functions. Gene expression can be altered by the presence or absence of hormones. Hormones control our responses to illness by controlling our immune system, our responses to stress, our sexual development, our growth and our metabolism. When hormone levels are balanced and at optimal levels in our bodies, we are more likely to enjoy good health provided our lifestyle choices are also healthful".

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VITAMIN D - a pro-hormone and not a vitamin
Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol
Protects against osteoporosis and multiple cancers
Boosts immunity
Improves mood
Improves brain fog
Has a role in reversing cardiovascular disease
HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE - the growth hormone
Decreases body fat
Increases muscle mass
Improves tissue healing and protein synthesis
Increases bone density
Quicker illness recovery
Increases capacity to exercise
Increases skin hydration and elasticity
Improves sense of well being
Decreases incidence of illness
Improves brain function
Increases energy
Increases strength
Increases bone density
Increases libido
Improves sexual sensitivity
Improves sexual function
Improves HDL and LDL levels
Improves cardiovascular health
DHEA - the mother of hormones
Improves neurological function
Increases sense of well being
Improves immune function
Improves stress tolerance
Increases metabolism
ESTROGENS - the female hormone
Protects against heart disease, stroke
Decreases cholesterol
Lowers incidence of Alzheimer"s
Improves memory
Alleviates symptoms of menopause: headaches, mood swings, bloating, hot flashes, fatigue, waning libido
PROGESTERONE = the hormone of pregnancy
Protects against breast and uterine cancer
Protects against fibrocystic disease
Helps fat metabolism
Helps normalize blood sugar
Helps reverse osteoporosis
Helps thyroid hormone function
Acts as a natural antidepressant
Protects against nervousness
Protects against anxiety and irritability
PREGNENELONE - the gateway hormone
Promotes formation of other hormones
Repairs brain and nerve tissue
Enhances many brain functions
Reduces aging skin
Improves sense of well being
Increases energy and mobility
Improves sleep quality
Reduces harmful stress effects
Reduces aging brain deficiencies
THYROID - the hormone of metabolism
Increases energy
Increases fat burning, and controls weight
Increases your heart rate
Increases your appetite
INSULIN - the hormone of storage
Responsible for getting blood sugar into all cells
Increases fat storage
Increases risk of diabetes, hypertension and stroke
MELATONIN - the hormone of sleep
Responsible for maintaining sleep
Helps alleviate "jet-lag"
Improves mood
Improves the immune system (by decreasing cortisol)
CORTISOL - the hormone of stress
Responsible for responding to stress
Helps protect you against your environment (allergens)
Mobilizes energy, improves fatigue
Increases your appetite for sugar
Decreases bone mass, muscle mass, and slows down your metabolism


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The mission of Longevity Wellness Centers is to demystify the processes of aging and provide the tools and knowledge people need to live the life they have imagined.
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We will attend not only to the physical but also to the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of each individual
Longevity Wellness Centers
Dr. Patricia Petitt, D.O., M.P.H., FAARFM, ABAARM
11921 Freedom Drive, Suite 550, Tower Two
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: 703-272-8501
Fax: 703-272-8502
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Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday 10 AM - 5 PM
Saturday 10 AM - 3 PM
Closed Sunday


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