While Aging is a lifelong journey that we should embrace, we also realize that it comes with certain disadvantages. None of us look forward to the signs of aging but I am happy to tell you that there are ways to minimize and manage them. What often comes as a surprise to women is the sudden loss of energy and vitality with the onset menopause. Women will say, “I just don’t feel like myself anymore.”
During Menopause women frequently experience ebbs and flows in sexual desire as well as diminished arousal and ability to achieve orgasm .At the same time, they struggle with weight gain, short term memory and focus, sleep, as well as mood changes. These are all common symptoms of hormone imbalance and can continue for years. I am a huge supporter of early intervention with hormone therapy to eliminate symptoms, prevent worsening of symptoms and improve quality of life. I am a firm believe that Quality of life is equally as important as quantity of life. I developed individually-tailored, personalized bio-identical hormone replacement protocols for my patients.
Hormones are Vital to Your Vitality
Hormone balance is vital to general health, wellness and wellbeing. The hormones produced in our bodies play a roll in almost all of our physiological functions ranging from sexual appetite to literal appetite, mood, reproduction, and even immunity. A lack of hormone balance can take a toll on our physical as well as emotional vitality.
Bioidentical hormones are plant-based compounds that have become popular treatments for menopausal symptoms. I frequently customize protocols for my perimenopausal patients as well to optimize hormone balance in those that are experiencing symptoms. While estrogen and progesterone are the most well-known female hormones, studies have identified the importance of other hormones, as well. These include testosterone, DHEA, and thyroid hormones. I choose to use bioidentical hormones because the plant-derived compounds are more aligned with the chemical makeup of the hormones produced by the body. This can decrease risks and unwanted side effects. My treatments are not cookie-cutter. Every patient of mine receives a protocol that is individually tailored to meet their body’s needs and is continually customized to maintain balance and vitality.
For more information on my customized bioidentical hormone therapy program, call (213) 238-5196 to schedule a consultation today.