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Around the age of 40, you may notice some fairly drastic changes in your physical appearance, mood, and energy level. While these changes are relatively normal for aging adults, they are not something that you have to live with. Hormone therapy can help you cope with the challenges of the aging process and restore your energy while boosting your mood and strengthening your immune health. Before you start hormone therapy treatment, however, there are some facts you should consider.
Hormone therapy is not for everyone
Hormone therapy is not a one-size-fits-all treatment, and it may not be right for all individuals. Women should consider hormone therapy if they have severe menopause symptoms, have experienced early menopause (before the age of 40), or have lost significant bone mass. Men might benefit from hormone therapy if they have noticed symptoms of low testosterone such as decreased sex drive, loss of motivation, or loss of muscle tissue.
Hormones can affect a wide range of bodily functions
You may not realize the extensive role of hormones in the body until you begin to feel the symptoms of an imbalance. Functions from digestion to sexual urges to immune responses are related to hormones, so therapy can have a wealth of effects when an imbalance is present. Alternatively, because hormones do serve so many functions, hormone therapy can have a wide range of side effects that should be discussed with your doctor.
There are several hormone delivery methods available
If you and your physician determine that hormone therapy is right for you, there are a few different delivery methods that can be effective. Aside from pills and shots, there are slow-release patches that can be applied to the skin for a more controlled dose of hormones.
For a better understanding of hormone therapy under the guidance of expert physicians specializing in anti-aging medicine, connect with Cenegenics of New York City. You can reach us on our website or by calling (646) 681-3026 for an appointment.
Last updated 6 days ago
Many people simply accept the aging process as a part of life, but aging can vary among individuals depending on their lifestyle choices. In this video, you will learn what makes the body age and the factors that can accelerate this process.
People are only programmed to live for a limited amount of time, but the body can be manipulated to prevent the unwanted effects of aging. The body is unable to live forever, because cells can only divide so many times due to the way that DNA replicates itself. This limited reproduction actually takes place to inhibit the growth of cancer in the body.
For help fighting back against the aging process and maintaining a higher level of energy as you get older, consult Cenegenics of New York City. We specialize in anti-aging preventive medicine with treatments such as hormone therapy and personalized wellness plans. You can schedule your first consultation with one of our physicians online or by calling (646) 681-3026.
Last updated 7 days ago
If you do not get regular exercise at least three times per week, you may be compromising your physical and mental health. Aside from weight management, there are many beneficial effects of exercise that you should consider.
As this video explains, exercise reduces stress and promotes a more positive outlook on life. By setting up a normal schedule of physical activity, you are also lowering your risk for exercise-related injuries such as stress fractures and muscle strain.
For help establishing your healthy workout routine and managing your health during menopause, visit Cenegetics of New York City. You can meet our physicians on our website or call us directly at (646) 681-3026.
Last updated 22 days ago
A hot flash is one of the most common symptoms of menopause. It is a sudden warm feeling that comes over you, typically beginning in the face, neck, and upper chest, and often spreading to the rest of the body. Hot flashes affect approximately 70 percent of all women as they undergo menopause.
Hot flashes vary in length and severity, but each episode tends to last for at least a few minutes. During that time, you will feel intensely hot and will begin to sweat profusely. Many women also experience a flushed face and chills. For most women, the frequency of hot flashes diminishes after early menopause.
The causes of hot flashes are not fully understood, but it is believed that they are triggered by your body’s reaction to the process of menopause. When you reach a certain age, your ovaries begin to produce less estrogen. This causes your blood vessels to dilate, which raises the amount of blood flowing through your body, causing a sudden, overwhelming sensation of heat.
The frequency of hot flashes can also be affected by a number of other factors, including consumption of alcohol or caffeine, continual exposure to heat, use of certain medications, and stress. Avoiding exposure to these factors can help to reduce the occurrence of your hot flashes.
While they are often quite uncomfortable, hot flashes are not dangerous. In fact, experiencing hot flashes early in menopause has been linked to a reduced risk of heart attacks. If your hot flashes are causing you severe discomfort, talk to your physician about ways to manage them.
Cenegenics has been providing exceptional medical care to patients in the New York City area for more than 15 years. We are committed to providing custom-tailored programs that will help our patients lead healthy, fulfilling lives. Visit our website to learn more about the hormone treatments we offer, and call (646) 681-3026 with your questions.
Last updated 22 days ago
Are you looking to eat healthier and feel better this year? With the Fooducate - Weight Loss & Healthy Food Diet Tracker app, staying on track with a healthy diet is easier than ever before. This indispensable app allows you to scan the barcodes of food at the store to see how nutritious it is before you buy it, identify unhealthy ingredients such as high-fructose corn syrup, and keep track of how many calories you are consuming and how much exercise you are getting.
At Cenegenics, we believe that “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” We work to help our patients achieve their wellness goals and feel better about themselves. We have been providing first-rate care to our patients for more than 15 years. To learn more about how we can help you, call (646) 681-3026 today.