Healthy Aging Medical Centers specializes in Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, which is a therapy that uses hormones that are identical in molecular structure and chemical function to the hormones produced in the human body. Bioidentical hormones are unique in that they are synthesized from soy or yam products, which allow them to be more easily metabolized into the body. Previous forms of hormone replacement therapy only offered hormones that were not identical to human hormones, which may have led to several uncomfortable and dangerous side effects. Because bioidentical hormones are identical to human hormones, both men and women can consume them without experiencing negative repercussions.
As men and women begin to age, the body’s endocrine system begins to be less capable of producing hormones, and factors such as long-term high stress, poor nutrition, environmental factors, and lack of exercise fuel the decline of the endocrine system. Typically in women, the ovaries, parts of the kidneys, and the adrenal glands produce most of the body’s hormones. In men, the testicles, kidneys, and adrenal glands supply the majority of male hormones. When these glands cannot supply the body with the necessary sex hormones, which include estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, men and women begin to experience numerous physical, mental, and emotional changes.
In women, perimenopause and menopause are the times when women begin to notice the symptoms of hormonal decline. Perimenopause is a phase that occurs three to seven years before menopause, and during this time, the ovaries begin to produce less estrogen and progesterone. Women going through perimenopause often experience symptoms such as fatigue, depression, irregular periods, increased PMS symptoms, dysmenorrhea, amenorrhea, infertility, bloating, migraines, water retention, headaches, and low libido.
After women experience twelve straight months without a menstrual period, menopause begins, which is a steeper version of female hormone decline that brings on another set of hormone related symptoms. Women going through menopause often experience symptoms that include depression, thinning bones, anxiety, hair loss, wrinkling skin, fatigue, poor concentration, hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, mental fogginess, vaginal dryness, and low libido. For women suffering from the ovarian hormone decline that occurs during perimenopause and menopause, bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can supplement deficient hormones and reverse symptoms.
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Male andropause is typically the phase during which the symptoms of hormone decline become noticeable. Most men begin to lose around 1% of their testosterone each year beginning around the age of 30, and by the time men reach the 40’s and 50’s, the symptoms of hormone decline become more noticeable. During andropause, testosterone is the hormone that usually declines the most, and as a result, men can experience sexual dysfunction, low libido, lack of motivation, reduced stamina and endurance, hair loss, muscle atrophy and poor workout performances. Because hormones are connected, other hormones may become imbalanced as well, and men can also experience anxiety, depression, sleeping issues, aggression, poor memory, and bone loss. Bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help men going through hormone decline to replenish deficient hormones and improve overall levels of health and wellness.
Healthy Aging Medical Centers in New Jersey is a concierge based practice that serves patients in New Jersey and the surrounding areas of West Orange, Woodcliff Lake, Basking Ridge, Cherry Hill, Red Bank, Fort Lee, Princeton and Woodbridge New Jersey. The clinic’s concierge approach enables patients to have a personalized physician for the first year of their treatment. The doctor will give patients a personal cell number and email address that they can contact at any time. Women and men can have unlimited office visits and will not be charged for follow-ups, no matter how often they need to come in. The doctor will customize a safe and effective treatment plan that can utilize non-invasive therapies, which may include bioidentical hormone replacement therapy to help patients overcome the challenges of aging and hormonal decline. Numerous patients have been able to improve their quality of life with the clinic’s comprehensive Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and Anti-Aging Medicine Programs.
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