Hormone Replacement Therapy Restored My Sleep, Energy, and Alertness

Carl Shaw is a patient that was referred to our team at the biostation™ by a friend of his who had suffered from similar symptoms and shared his desire to restore vitality. Carl has been a patient with us for two and a half months now and is already seeing incredible results. Here is his story, told in his own words:

I’ll be 57 in February 2014.

I figured aging would slow me down physically, but what bothered me most about getting older was what it did to my sleep quality and how it affected my mental sharpness as an engineer. A few months into treatment at the biostation™ with nutraceuticals and hormone replacement therapy (HRT), I’m back to a solid six to seven hours of uninterrupted, deep sleep a night.

Tired and losing focus

Issues with sleep came on slowly. In my 40s, I’d go to bed and, seven hours later, I’d wake up ready to tackle the world. That changed in my 50s. I noticed my sleeping patterns were getting weak. I wouldn’t sleep more than two or three hours at a time. Sometimes, I’d wake up two or three times a night. I wasn’t getting what I’d call a “deep sleep.”

The lack of good sleep was impacting my life in every way. Sure I had less energy and was more sluggish when playing full-court basketball and tennis. I figured, though, that I’d lose my athletic edge into my 50s.

What upset me most was what it was doing to me professionally. As an engineer for a semiconductor company, I needed to be one the quickest people in the room—mentally. Instead, I had to take breaks at work because I was so lethargic. My thinking and decision-making were not as sharp as they once were.

Looking for solutions

That’s when I talked with an old friend of mine. He told me about what he was doing at the biostation, and how treatment there helped him regain his edge.

I knew, at the end of the day, if you’re not sleeping well, you can’t focus well. I needed to regain my focus.

I made an appointment to have a blood test and meet with Dr. Bloom. That was two and a half months ago. Based on the results of that test, the doctor started me on a regimen of B-complex vitamins, fish oil, vitamin D, and hormone replacement therapy.

Problem solved

It took a few weeks for it to kick in, but I noticed I was sleeping better six weeks into the HRT program. I’m still sleeping a solid six to seven hours a night, which I hadn’t done for years.

With good sleep, everything else got better. Work got better. I’m not as fatigued at work. I don’t have to take as many breaks. I’m sharp.

I’ve noticed that I’m stronger during my workouts. That’s a side benefit for me, but a benefit for sure. I definitely have noticed the additional strength and muscle tone, as well as endurance, from getting more sleep.

But the truth is, if I lose every tennis match and every pickup basketball game for the rest of my life, it doesn’t affect my W-2 form. I didn’t do this just to play better basketball and tennis. I’m aging in a competitive industry. My ability to sleep and be mentally alert keeps me in the game, professionally.

The team of experts at the biostation specializes in nutraceutical treatments and hormone replacement therapy (HRT) aimed at improving quality of life, as well as general health, including restoring quality sleep to increase energy, focus, and alertness.


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the biostation offers a comprehensive, individualized, scientific approach to age management, delivering total wellness for men and women looking to rejuvenate their bodies, revitalize their minds, and reclaim confidence. Our medical specialists provide a highly personalized experience using the latest advances in science and medicine including hormone replacement therapy, nutraceutical therapy, and nutrient IV therapy. Our medical director, Martin G. Bloom, M.D., customizes treatments to meet your personal needs and wellness goals, guiding you through the entire process to ensure success and satisfaction. To rediscover the health, fitness, and vitality of your youth, discover the biostation.

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