More and more physicians are turning to anti-aging and preventive medicine to help their patients avoid the onset of disease and ailment later on in life. Western medicine, as we know it is eclipsed by the shadows of its own dupery. Big Pharma claims to have a “quick fix” for just about everything, but what … Continued
Since the first time I saw Dr. Archer and started on my hormone treatment, things may get me down for a day, maybe two, but that’s it. I started on my new hormones on June 1, 09. I have almost as much energy as I did in my 30’s. I can’t wait for the 20’s!! Today, I walked for the first time and I joined Weight Watchers one more time, but for the last time. I’m going to outlive Suzanne Somers!!! I’m handling the rejection which is something I’ve never been able to handle and I’m starting to really like me. I’m starting to paint again and starting to make my house beautiful which is why I got into this business 21 years ago.
As a consumer/patient (not as a physician), one of my first big realizations as I went through my own personal transformation was the tremendous differences there are in doctors. In the quality of care and education that they possess. That was the major mantra in forming BodyLogicMD – working with the most highly trained, AMA board certified physicians. This training requires our physicians to devote several hundreds of hours in additional training (all at their expense which is extensive) to understand and apply the most effective methods of treating the symptoms associated with menopause and andropause. To help their patients feel better. We have thousands of patients that would agree. As well, President Obama will address this very same topic on Monday.
Dr. Robert Rubin of BodyLogicMD was interviewed by Gayle Guyardo on WFLA-Tampa. He discussed “The Oprah Effect” on his practice and the Anti-Aging industry in general. He’s excited to see so many people taking control of their health and doing their research since Oprah started the conversation on bioidentical hormone replacement therapy.
Newsweek recently published a scathing article about Oprah titled “Why Health Advice on Oprah could make you sick.” In it, Weston Kosova and Pat Wingert criticize Oprah for having Suzanne Somers on her show as the “expert” on bioidentical hormones. Dr. Alicia Stanton, CMO of BodyLogicMD shares her thoughts on Kosova and Wingert’s criticisms.
I applaud Dr. Oz’s answer on Oprah show regarding andropause or as we like to call it Man-o-pause! For men Testosterone reaches a peak at around age 25-30 and then goes down at a rate of 1-2% per year which is why as Dr. Oz points out that the onset of symptoms is very slow and not very obvious to men. The changes with menopause tends to happen over a shorter period of time so women are more aware of the changes. Men may notice a lack of energy, declining memory, increased moodiness, a decrease in libido and/or erections and a loss in muscle tone, increase in fat and a loss of stamina. Levels of testosterone are easily checked in a blood test and can be corrected with testosterone therapy. In addtion to improving all of the above symptoms, replacing testosterone also decreases the risk of heart disease and alzheimer’s disease and can improve cholesterol and blood sugar levels among many other benefits. Many of the changes that men tend to chalk up to aging can be improved with testosterone therapy.
Your body will let you know how long you will need BHRT. As your body changes,the amount of hormones you will need may change. That is why we check levels from time to time. It is likely that your body will once again start producing hormones at optimal levels again once a decline in levels has been established. You may need to maintain healthy hormone levels with BHRT for the rest of your life.
“When Oprah began her “national conversation on Bioidentical Hormones” – an atomic bomb went off,” shared Patrick Savage, MBA, Economist, and President of BodyLogicMD. He continued to say “she changed our industry and it will never be the same. We continue to seek more highly trained and qualified physicians to join our national network in order to continue to provide the same level of care our patients have come to expect from us.”