Doctor Johanan Rand New Jersey Menopause

Dr. Johanan Rand’s Concierge Medical Program Successfully Treats The Symptoms of Menopause

Dr. Johanan Rand, of Healthy Aging Medical Centers in New Jersey, has over 15 years of experience treating women for hormonal imbalances. Dr. Rand treats every patient as an individual and understands that by listening to the patient and building a rapport with the patient it is much easier for the doctor to understand the patient’s symptoms, needs and goals.

By establishing a relationship with each patient Dr. Rand can offer individualized treatment plans and programs. The plans created will be specific to the patient’s individual needs and goals and Dr. Rand will work closely with each of them to help them to achieve their goals.

Through the use of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy and attainable fitness goals Dr. Rand has seen his patients successfully reach their goals, allowing them to live a fuller and more vital life during the aging process.

Every woman goes through menopause. Most women have heard the ‘horror’ stories of how ‘the change’ can be. The transition into menopause does not have to be daunting. With the help of Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy (BHRT), a natural approach to hormonal health and balance, you can treat the uncomfortable symptoms of menopause; hot flashes, night sweats, low libido, mood swings, thinning hair, insomnia, vaginal dryness, aching joints and fatigue. It’s a new era and women have become stronger and more independent and are making their own decisions. Now is the time to take control of your health because there is nothing more empowering than feeling great. This positive, proactive approach can make a big difference in your experience of menopause. Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is an opportunity to ease this transition. By making informed decisions you can take control and feel great during this stage of life. BHRT can aid in that journey by treating your menopausal symptoms.

Even though all women go through menopause, many are surprised at how quickly it comes on and the severity of the symptoms. Menopause is a natural biological process that occurs in all women. Menopause affects every woman differently and commonly occurs around age 51 years of age, although the range can be 40 through 60. Menopause has occurred when one has not experienced a menstrual cycle for 12 months. Perimenopause means “around menopause” and is the period in a woman’s life when the body begins to make the transition toward permanent infertility. This is a relatively new term coined by the medical community. Many women in both stages of menopausal change can experience numerous symptoms pertaining to this transition.

Some of the symptoms are psychological. The influence of psychological factors, lifestyle, body image, interpersonal relationships, role, and sociocultural factors all need to be taken into consideration.

Dr Rand and his wifeSociety tends to stereotype the menopausal woman. We’ve all seen the jokes about mood swings, the thickening waistline, and the middle-aged woman. Along with that image comes the idea that women in this stage of life are no longer sexy or desirable. This negative connotation of menopause is most unfortunate as women in this stage of life can be beautiful, sexy, and engaged in life. As women age they become more in tune with life and what is important to them. There are so many things that can be enjoyed in the aging process. Genuine relationships with the people that we love and a sense of knowing who we are and what our priorities are can be very fulfilling. Many times our intimate relationships are greatly improved as our confidence in knowing who we are grows. The joy of having adult children and grandchildren and the relationships forged through these connections is an enormous benefit of aging. With the help of bioidentical hormone replacement therapy women of all ages are experiencing new found libido, improved skin texture and a lack of typical menopausal symptoms. This can allow women to experience life in its fullest capacity and to appreciate and enjoy all that we have been blessed with.

With Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy the transition through, and following, menopause can ease the symptoms of menopause that most women find so inconvenient and disheartening.

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Hot flashes and night sweats are caused by a complex interaction that involves fluctuating estrogen levels. Since estrogen levels fluctuate during menopause and perimenopause the region of the brain that regulates our body temperature, the hypothalamus, is strongly influenced by the fluctuating hormones. Like a bad thermostat, the hypothalamus responds to changes in estrogen as if it senses that your body is becoming overheated. It attempts to cool the body by creating a sequence of occurrences that include dilating the blood vessels to reduce heat and trigger sweat glands. We feel these occurrences as night sweats.

Hot flashes seem to emanate from the solar plexus and spread quickly throughout your torso. A hot flash is a quick feeling of heat and sometimes a red, flushed face. It can cause sweating and a desire to peel off layers of clothing to relieve the feeling of being so overheated.

Since fluctuating estrogen causes both night sweats and hot flashes Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, which helps to regulate estrogen, can help to eliminate these symptoms.

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Women experiencing perimenopause and menopause can suffer an array of symptoms including irritability, feelings of sadness, anxiety, lack of focus, fatigue, aggressiveness and lack of motivation. These mood swings may not be a daily occurrence but can affect the way you communicate with others. The feeling of not being in control of ones emotions and responses can often lead to depression.

Although mood swings and menopause are terms commonly used together there is much that can be done to alleviate these feelings. Using Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy can help you balance your hormones and, in turn, alleviate your mood swings.

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Women going through menopause are not the only ones who suffer from its effects. Rapidly changing moods and the lack of desire for sexual intimacy can also have negative consequences for your marriage or other close relationships.

Decreasing estrogen levels can affect many areas of sexual function. The changes in estrogen levels can cause you to have difficulty becoming aroused, vaginal dryness and thinning of the vaginal walls. These changes can result in decreased sensitivity and painful intercourse.


Traditional Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Hormones affect many functions of the human body and are so interrelated that it may be difficult to determine the specific cause of one symptom or another. Due to this, doctors many times isolate these symptoms and treat each symptom individually, prescribing one medicine for insomnia, another for headaches, etc. This is a result of treating a symptom rather than exploring the root cause of the discomfort. It becomes increasingly frustrating for the patient. Had the doctor made the connection between the many symptoms and hormonal imbalance many of these symptoms could be treated as a single cause and not individually.

After realizing that hormones may address these multiple symptoms some doctors may suggest synthetic hormone replacement therapy after other treatments fail to bring relief. Synthetic hormones are generally given in pill form to be taken orally.

However, synthetic hormones are associated with several serious health conditions, including endometrial cancers, blood clots, heart attack, abnormal liver function, and pancreatitis. Additionally, they generally take longer for the body to accept and process. In the human body, estradiol and progesterone are released directly into the bloodstream, whereas when the hormones are given by mouth, they must first pass through the liver, where a large amount of hormone is rendered inactive.

While the above complications are uncommon, many people do experience common side effects like nausea and muscle cramping. These can be bothersome enough for them to stop taking the synthetic hormones or prescription pills their doctors have given them.

How Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy is Different

The first major difference between Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy and synthetic hormones is that Bioidentical Hormones are created from natural plant based extracts. The natural hormones in these plants remain unchanged during the compounding process because they are nearly identical to the natural hormonal structure that exists in the human body. For most people on Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, the similar cellular structure means that the compound is metabolized by their body faster and easier. With their hormones in balance, men and women in their 30’s, 40’s, and beyond are able to enjoy renewed energy, better health, and a more positive outlook on life.

Due to the natural interactions of Bioidentical Hormones and the body, patients are able to experience prolonged symptom relief without the risk of further complications or any undesirable side effects.

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This is a weaker form of estrogen, but it has a major effect on the accumulation of belly fat. Many women who are struggling with stubborn fat stores lose weight easier after receiving estrone as part of a Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy.


It is formed in the liver and is 8% as potent as estradiol and 14% as potent as estrone. The lack of it can cause problems with dry skin and urinary tract infections.


This is the major form of estrogen produced by your ovaries, which means that the lack of it causes the majority of troublesome symptoms. It is theprimary female sex hormone but it also affects many other tissues, including bone.


Your body naturally releases progesterone in the second half of your menstrual cycle. It is also responsible for helping to sustain a pregnancy. Once you are beyond your childbearing years, having too little progesterone can result in heavy bleeding, irregular bleeding, and polycystic ovary syndrome.


Although primarily a male hormone, testosterone is present in smaller amounts in women. Lack of testosterone balance affects energy levels, sexual desire, muscle tone and the overall sense of well-being.

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA)

This hormone is produced by the brain and helps to create sex hormones in both genders. Balancing the level of DHEA in your body helps fight depression, obesity, and osteoporosis.


Common Symptoms Treated with Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy

  • Adrenal fatigue
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Chronic headaches
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibroids
  • IBS (irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Insomnia
  • Menopause
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Symptoms of PMS
  • Thyroid disorders

Dr. Rand, of Healthy Aging Medical Centers in New Jersey, is a strong advocate for healthy aging. He feels that we all should have the option to go through life feeling our very best so that we can offer our very best back to the world. Feeling great, regardless of one’s age, often manifests in the everyday interaction with the individual and his world. When one feels great it is much easier to have a positive and engaged outlook on life and when this is the case it often generates a more positive and productive contribution to all of those around us.

[retinaiconbox icon=”phone-sign” size=”large” circle=”false” color=”#0093d0″ background=”#ffffff” ]Be proactive and call Dr. Rand today at 973.435.0433 today to set up a consultation to determine if BHRT is right for you.