Menopause and Perimenopause
This program begins with an in-depth consultation that allows us to discuss what you're feeling, establish your current hormone levels, and create a plan to get you back to optimal health.
Are You Experiencing
Depression and anxiety
Mood changes, irritability
Weight gain, especially in the midsection
After extensive testing of your current hormonal status, the first goal is to try and restore your body's natural hormonal balance through nutrition, lifestyle, natural supplements, and other wellness options. For most women, at a certain point this natural approach will benefit from the addition of an appropriate prescription of bioidentical hormones. Each woman differs in her hormonal treatment needs, and it requires both artistry and experience to restore optimal hormone levels.
More About Menopause & Perimenopause
Women can start experiencing hormonal changes as early as their mid-30s. While some women go through menopause without too much trouble, a majority will experience unpleasant symptoms and their quality of life will be impaired. It is also well known that the decline in female hormones with age increases the risk of serious medical conditions such as cardiovascular disease, cognitive decline, and osteoporosis.
Restoring a healthy level of hormones through an effective and safe use of bioidentical hormones will rapidly provide symptom-relief and prevent many of the degenerative conditions generally associated with aging.
The first symptoms are often linked to progesterone deficiency. A few years later, estrogens become imbalanced, then decrease. Various symptoms develop such as: hot flashes and night sweats, vaginal dryness and decreased libido, lack of energy and mental fog, depression, skin and hair changes, and additional weight gain.
Andropause / Low Testosterone
Beginning with a full hormone assessment, a customized program is designed to address your low hormone levels.
Are You Experiencing
Decreased energy levels
Lack of stamina
Less resistance at exercise and increased recovery time after workouts
Reduced general strength and muscle tone
Decline in sex drive and impaired sex performance
As men reach their late 40s and 50s, testosterone levels start to progressively decline. Symptoms occur gradually and without notice. In order to accurately address men’s hormonal changes, it is important to complete a full assessment of all hormones in the body since several pathway disturbances and metabolic dysfunctions can affect male hormonal status. This is a crucial step to find the appropriate treatment to balance low levels of male hormones and testosterone.
More About Andropause / Low Testosterone
When first experiencing andropause, there are typically no drastic physical changes. Eventually, men will start complaining of weight gain typically in their midsection. Later, some mood changes and memory loss may occur. Sleep disturbances are frequent and can be debilitating, especially considering the importance of hormone production linked to a good night’s sleep.
A full assessment of all hormones is necessary, including the testing of the female hormone estrogen. A high estrogen level can be part of the low testosterone issue—the chemical structure of testosterone can change from a male hormone into a female hormone. It is necessary to reduce the estrogen activity to get full efficacy of any testosterone supplementation.
Healthier lifestyles choices will be recommended such as increasing exercise levels, reducing alcohol consumption, and decreasing carbohydrates to favor protein intake.
Our comprehensive approach at restoring healthy men hormonal levels will include as needed nutrition recommendations, lifestyle changes, a personalized regimen of supplements combined with testosterone or other hormones supplementation, and adapted to each patient.
The benefits of the treatment will include: increased lean body mass and decreased fat mass, better upper and lower body strength, improvement in cognitive functions and mood, improvement in calcium bone density, increased self-perceived functional status, libido and erectile function.
Beginning with an evaluation of your thyroid levels, this customized program aims to regain your thyroid’s healthy balance.
Are You Experiencing
Intolerance to cold
Slow metabolism and weight gain
Numbness of fingers or hands
Confusion, depression, headaches
Menstrual cramps or other menstrual disorders
Thyroid disorders affect both men and women of all ages, but the frequency increases with age. Thyroid is an important organ that regulates many functions in the body and helps generate energy. Through proper testing, nutrition modifications, natural supplements, and accurate prescription of thyroid hormones as needed we can help treat conditions such as: autoimmune diseases (Graves' disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis), hypothyroidism due to aging, subclinical hypothyroidism, fatigue, and weight gain.
More About Thyroid Health
The thyroid gland plays a big part in regulating your metabolism, so low thyroid levels can cause your body to slow down and change everything from your appetite and energy levels to your body’s temperature. If left untreated, it can cause serious health complications.
Thyroid hormone production decreases steadily with age. After the age of 25, there is a steady decline in our thyroid hormone levels, our sensitivity to thyroid hormones, and our internal response to try to correct low thyroid levels. This hormone deficiency results in a number of symptoms, but because symptoms of thyroid imbalance can mimic other hormonal imbalances many Americans may be undiagnosed. Women are at a greater risk, developing thyroid problems seven times more often than men. Thyroid disease may go undetected in women of menopausal age as symptoms of menopause and low thyroid are often intertwined.