CUSTOM HORMONAL REPLACEMENT CAN HELP TO AVOID THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL DISCOMFORTS OF MENOPAUSE.
Women’s hormone health is essential to how a woman feels both physically and psychologically. While men may or may not drop their testosterone level as they age, all women go through menopause, typically around 48-52 years of age. With menopause, estrogen and progesterone drop, and this may be accompanied by deficiencies in other hormones including DHEA and pregnenolone. In the months or years leading up to menopause (perimenopause), woman experience irregular periods, hot flashes, chills, night sweats, weight gain, thin hair, dry skin, vaginal dryness, saggy breasts, mood changes, irritability, depression, and a host of other symptoms. As a metaphor, a woman that is going through menopause is like a grape turning to a raisin—everything dries out and droops. The loss of hormones affects the woman physically, psychologically, and cosmetically. If women do not seek hormone-replacement therapy, they have many risks, including bone loss and osteoporosis, heart disease and heart attacks, urinary incontinence/possibility of urinary tract infections, sexual problems (e.g., decreased libido or sex drive, and painful intercourse due to vaginal dryness), sleep disorders, hot flashes, muscle and joint aches, hair loss and thinning, weight gain with resulting risks of obesity and diabetes, memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and mood changes (including irritability, loss of self- confidence, mood swings, anxiety and depression—all of which can affect one’s normal sense of health and happiness). If that is not enough, a woman’s physical appearance changes with loss of muscle mass, volume loss in the face, thinning of hair, drying of skin and vagina, wrinkling of the skin, loss of skin integrity, elasticity and structure, thinning of the epidermis, and loss of skin glow and radiance. So, a woman during menopause suffers a quadruple whammy whereby they suffer symptoms of hormonal deficiency, physical and mental decline, and loss of their youthful and beautiful appearance. Most women simply do not feel good, and feel less attractive during the perimenopause and menopause period. This quadruple whammy can be avoided, and women can prevent all the negative health consequences of menopause.
Dr. Levine is well-trained in bioidentical hormone treatment to prevent these problems and reverse them if they have already started. Dr. Levine will do a comprehensive physical and laboratory tests to uncover any conditions you may have and identify and treat any imbalance in your hormones. The human body is an amazing, miraculous symphony of chemical reactions, all working together to optimize your health. Removing the cellular instructions provided by hormones interferes in this delicate balance and leads to symptoms, and the physical, mental, cosmetic changes that accompany aging. Dr. Levine’s approach is to balance hormones so that your body is functioning as if it was in its mid-to-late 30s, to early 40s. Dr. Levine uses bioidentical hormone replacement therapy (BHRT), which simply means he is using the safest and most natural hormones designed to exactly mimic your body’s own production of hormones. Bioidentical hormones typically come from plant compounds, and have similar molecular composition to the hormones that are made by your body. This allows the bioidentical hormone to fit exactly into the hormone receptor as if your body produced the hormone itself. This provides a natural and safe solution to menopause. Dr. Levine’s goal is to remove all risk of diseases and symptoms related to menopause, and to restore your mind, body, and appearance through providing you natural hormones that reverse menopause. Dr. Levine received advanced training in hormonal treatments through the anti-aging and regenerative medical fellowship he completed, and has consulted with arguably the world’s best hormone expert, Thierry Hertoghe, to create his personalized and efficacious treatment plans.
Dr. Levine is committed to safely providing you bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. Besides using bioidentical hormones, he uses the safest and most efficacious way to administer the hormones, and then carefully monitors them to make sure you are in the hormonal range he has personally designed for you. Dr. Levine also uses supplements and advanced strategies to optimize your results and minimize any possible downside of hormone replacement.