Getting older isn’t always easy. You start feeling your age, and your body doesn’t quite respond the way it used to.  Fortunately today, it is possible to extend your youth, and anti-aging knowledge is growing with accompanying strategies getting better.  Who knows, in a few years it might be common for older people to shave 20 to 30 years off their biological age. In this article, we will look at some of the symptoms of hormone loss caused by aging. Hormonal changes are normally seen in Baby Boomers (born 1946-1964) and older patients. Women average menopause at age 50 but hormonal changes may cause symptoms long before and after. Men have an extended range of hormonal changes and the “Andropause” affects energy, sleep, muscles, libido and more. The ovaries, testes, adrenals, pituitary and pineal glands have significant loss of function with age. Do you have any of the following symptoms of menopause or andropause?
  • Sweats and Hot Flashes
  • Insomnia and Restless Sleep
  • Brain Fog and Difficulty Concentrating
  • Wrinkling, Sagging Skin
  • Thinning and/or Graying of Hair
  • Loss of Muscle
  • Increase in Fat
  • Decreasing, or loss of, Memory (Dementia)
  • Arthritis
  • Pain
  • Depression, Anxiety, Irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Heart Disease
  • Decreasing Libido
  • Vaginal Dryness
  • Diminishing Immune Capabilities
  • Slower Healing
If you do experience any of these symptoms, you may benefit significantly from bio-identical hormone replacement therapy. It’s never too late either – some doctors report that they have seen patients improve even past their 80s.  Please stay tuned or sign up for our RSS feed, as in a future post, we will address more on how you might benefit from this or other anti-aging strategies.   We have also videotaped a Women’s Health Talk, which covers a ton of information on menopause and bio-identical hormone replacement, and we will provide a link to this information later. Thank-you for your attention, Diane Culik, MD ABC Wellness

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