Menopause and andropause are conditions which affect women and men respectively as they age. It is due to decline or loss of hormones as age progresses. However thanks to bioidentical hormone replacement therapy which has made this conditions and diseases which come it controllable. Dr. Johanan Rand founder of healthy aging medial center, physiatrist,. Medicine and rehabilitation doctor insight on this issue
As a woman ages up to the age of 35 and 50 years, Progesterone and Estrogen levels slowly decline by 25%. In menopause, there is a rapid inequality in estrogen and progesterone, leaving women with hormonal imbalance. The hormonal imbalance comes in handy with some Diseases, since the body is made vulnerable. The diseases include heart diseases, Osteoporosis, Depression, breast cancer, Uterine cancer, and many others accompanied with multiple unpleasant symptoms.
Several studies over the world have proven that Estrogen imbalance with Progesterone can protect a woman of any age against many of the diseases associated with aging. They have shown that postmenopausal women, whose hormones have been replaced and adequately balanced with bioidentical felt much better. The women also remained healthier far longer in comparison to those who did not. Thus, the need to be tried out among women (https://www.defrancostraining.com/dr-rand-interview/).
A decline in hormones causes us to age it is, therefore, appropriate to replace the missing hormones that we had while we were younger with the same bioidentical hormones. Bioidentical hormones have many advantages:
It protects against heart disease, Stroke, Osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and memory disoders.
It protects against vaginal atrophy, urinary incontinence, and urinary tract infections.
It improves the well being and symptoms of perimenopause, Menopause, and postmenopause.
It improves skin tone, sagging breast, and libido.
Bioidentical hormones versus chemically altered synthetic hormones.
Dr. Johnan Rand advises his patients, with whom he is a role model and fitness expert that at 50 its not necessary to ever replace hormones with chemically altered synthetic ones that are not recognized by our bodies, nor those that are different from what we naturally had before. He further warns that synthetic hormones should never be equated with bioidentical once. Reason being that the two are chemically different, the bioidentical hormones are derived from plant sources and has no side effects. Additionally, synthetic hormones such as progestin used to replace progesterone have entirely different molecular structure and are physiologically different; synthetic hormones also have some side effects such as an increase in the incidence of blood clots, heart attacks and stroke which causes depression, bloating, breast tenderness weight gain e.t.c
Depending on lab results, Dr. Johanan Rand creates a customized program for the patient which comprises of an analysis of all the hormone levels of the patient, replacement, and balancing(where clinically indicated) through bioidentical products. Moreover, close monitoring of the patients’ optimum levels which leads to recapturing of energy level, vitality, and vigor that the patient had in her earlier years and prevention of the diseases.
Bioidentical hormones for men.
In men, testosterone declines with age, thus creating a health problem that is secondary to the loss of testosterone. Consequently, this places the aging man in a condition called Andropause. Of the little known an vital fact is that as a man ages, his Testosterone production slows down, but a gradual increase in production of estrogen occurs at the same time. Thus, this causes a state of hormonal imbalance leading to Andropause in men. Testosterone deficiency links to hypertension, Obesity, and increased risk of heart disease. Men who suffer from heart attacks have strong lower levels of Testosterone often and higher levels of Estrogen compared to those who do not.
Low free Testosterone is a significant and independent risk factor for coronary artery disease in men. At Healthy Aging, Medical Centers Dr. Johanan Rand, a specialized physician will carefully prescribe and examine the appropriate blood work. He also analyzes the symptom associated with the disease. An individualized plan focuses on providing a comprehensive approach in developing a daily program which may include but is not limited to; Physical exercise regime, Proper nutritional, and extra support. Additionally, a unique and specific bioidentical compounded hormone replacement therapy.