Medical Mondays – You ask the questions and our highly trained bioidentical hormones experts will post your answer LIVE! Q: My wife has been trying to get me to have my hormones checked ever since she started using bioidentical hormones back in March. For the past year or so, I’ve noticed a decline in my … Continued
What do depression, heart disease and erectile dysfunction (E.D.) have in common? Well for starters, if you suffer from any one of these conditions, the other two might be just around the corner. According to a study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, E.D. can be an early indicator of heart disease in some men. … Continued
There’s been a lot of talk about hormones in the media lately and the bioidentical hormone experts compiled a list of some recent articles that you might find interesting. August 2011 – More and more men are coming to realize that the changes that they experience as they get older are in fact due to underlying hormonal … Continued
Dr. Jo Ann Holoka, Medical Director of BodyLogicMD of Jacksonville, dedicates her wellness-driven practice to natural bioidentical hormone therapy, personalized nutritional support, pharmaceutical-grade supplementation regimens, physical fitness, and lifestyle coaching, all aimed at optimizing one’s overall quality of life.
June 13th kicks off Men’s Health Awareness Week – a week-long campaign that runs through Father’s Day, aimed at heightening the awareness of preventable health problems and encouraging men to take action to reduce their risk of disease. This year, the highly trained physicians within the BodyLogicMD network have come together to educate men about a common problem that is often overlooked. The problem is hormonal imbalance, most often due male menopause or andropause.
Hormone therapy programs aren’t only for women. Men experience a more gradual loss of hormones, mainly testosterone. The result is andropause, known as the “male menopause.”
Declining hormone levels aren’t just a problem for women. Men also lose hormones over time — particularly testosterone. This decline is referred to as andropause and it can have a significant effect on a man’s life.
“Menopause, andropause (the male menopause) and other age-related conditions may be facts of life, but that doesn’t mean people have to suffer with uncomfortable symptoms. At my BodyLogicMD practice, I’m proud to offer patients a complete age-management program for with unparalleled service in treating menopause, PMS, perimenopause, andropause and other hormonal imbalances associated with aging.”
Even as recently as the 90’s, estrogen was only considered important in women and of little value to men. However, a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association proves just how critical estrogen is for males and how unbalanced levels of estrogen can increase mortality rates in men. While men like to blame estrogen for their female issues, their life may actually depend on their own healthy balance of the hormone. It is believed that approximately 99 percent of men today do not know where their estrogen levels stand, so it should be no surprise that our nation is bogged down with age-related diseases.
Nashville bioidentical hormones expert, Benita Swartout, D.O. was recently featured in a special report on andropause – the male menopause on WNDU Local News. According to the report, more than 50 percent of American males over the age of 50 currently suffer from the hormonal imbalance known as andropause – that’s somewhere in the ballpark of 25 million men.