Dr. Johanan Rand at Healthy Aging Medical Centers in New Jersey has formulated numerous anti-aging programs to help men solve their health concerns in a non-invasive and effective way. His comprehensive Healthy Aging Male programs include therapies, such as bioidentical hormone replacement therapy, which can change the way that men experience aging from the inside out. Not only can the Healthy Aging programs provide a solution to concerns related to hormone deficiencies but it can prevent various age related diseases and illnesses. The program may also include IV Vitamin treatments, testing for vitamin and mineral deficiencies, genetic testing for cancer and heart disease, and lab testing for allergies.Dr. Rand do not take a one size fits all approach; his goal is to customize treatments that suit the patient’s individual needs. He uses his personal exercise and diet regimen as a template to help men achieve health with regular exercise, a healthy diet and beneficial supplements. Dr. Rand’s anti-aging programs are centered on hormone optimization and reducing symptoms related to hormonal decline.
Pregnenolone is an incredibly important hormone for men, which is also produced in the adrenal glands and partly in the skin, brain, liver, and testicles. In men, pregnenolone is needed in order to synthesize testosterone, estrogen, and progesterone, and while estrogen and progesterone are mainly female sex hormones, they are also present in men in smaller amounts and are responsible for vital functions. Estrogen helps men to keep a sharp memory and maintaining skin elasticity, while progesterone can helps in preventing prostate enlargement and reducing water retention. When pregnenolone becomes deficient, the body may be unable to produce vital sex hormones, which can cause their related functions to suffer.
Pregnenolone can decline for several reasons, some of which may include aging, eating a diet high in triglycerides and trans fats, stress, or excessive alcohol intake. While cholesterol is needed to produce pregnenolone, an unhealthy diet can actually block the synthesis of pregnenolone. High stress in the body can cause pregnenolone to get broken down and made into cortisol, which is the hormone that helps to reduce the effects of stress. In men, the syndrome of andropause, which is male testosterone decline, can cause levels of pregnenolone to dramatically fall. By the time most men are in their 60’s, they only produce around 30% of the pregnenolone that they produced during their thirties. Some of the functions that pregnenolone is responsible for maintaining include:
- Balancing Other Sex Hormones
- Enhancing Nerve Transmission
- Improving Memory
- Helping Learning & Alertness
- Repairing Nerve Damage
- Improving Moods
- Helping Sleep
- Improving Stress Management
- Reducing Inflammation
Pregnenolone & Anti-Aging
Pregnenolone is one of the most important hormones in the male body, as it helps the levels of other hormones to rise and fall as needed. It is also known as a biomarker for aging, and measuring levels of pregnenolone almost always accurately relays a person’s physiological age. When pregnenolone levels decline, other hormone levels also decline because pregnenolone is building block for several other hormones, including testosterone. In men, balancing pregnenolone levels can help them to prevent the signs of aging by allowing for the synthesis of other important hormones, such as testosterone.
In men, pregnenolone can help levels of testosterone to stay balanced, and this can prevent many of the signs of male hormone decline that occur during andropause, which is the phase of male hormone decline. Some of the symptoms that can be prevented with adequate levels of pregnenolone and testosterone include low libido, erectile dysfunction, arthritic pain, insomnia, poor memory, lack of stamina and endurance, muscle atrophy, mood changes, and fatigue. Many men have been able to more efficiently produce testosterone and eliminate the signs of testosterone decline by maintaining healthy levels of pregnenolone.
Pregnenolone also plays a large role in improving the integrity of the nervous system. It prevents the degeneration of myelin sheaths, which cover the nerves and play a role in the transmission of different messages. It can also help to promote GABA receptors in the brain, which transmit feelings of calmness and reduce depression, stress, or anxiety. Pregnenolone can also help men to keep a sharper memory, and it has been known to potentially prevent dementia and Alzheimer’s. Balancing pregnenolone with bioidentical hormone replacement therapy can help men to prevent the many signs of aging and improve overall health and wellness levels.
Dr. Johanan Rand has helped many men in New Jersey to counteract the effects of aging with specialized Healthy Aging Male Programs. Patients that take part in the program are able to have complete access to Dr. Rand’s wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience through phone calls, texts, and emails. They are also able to have an unlimited amount of office visits during the first year of treatment. The Anti-Aging Programs can replenish deficient hormones and reduce the many effects of aging and age related hormone decline. Dr. Rand’s comprehensive programs incorporate hormone optimization, stress reduction, nutrition, exercise programs, and detoxification to help men regain their vitality and improve overall levels of health and wellness. Dr. Rand has achieved an optimal level of health and fitness by following his program’s guidelines and so can his patients.