AGING; IT ISN’T JUST FOR THE OLD ANYMORE

“FOREVER YOUNG” IS ONLY A BOB DYLAN SONG

No one sings the praises of getting old. With the possible exception of hormone-raging teens, just about everyone wants to look and feel younger. Cher claims she can hold a plank for 15 minutes. Tina Turner can dance anyone under the table. Age is all the rage. The search for eternal youth and the ethos that we all deserve to look 25 forever is driving an anti-aging market to the tune of $200 billion. That’s a lot of zeros.

At Denver Hormone Health, They Know All Too Well.

SLOW DOWN, YOU’RE AGING TOO FAST

When it comes to aging, there are a lot of wrinkles in most people’s thinking. Age and wisdom aren’t always linked. The time comes when you’re of a certain age, just not quite certain what it is. You look at your body and think “nooooooo”. “How did this happen? Your muscles don’t tone to your satisfaction (squats be damned). You’re losing hair (everywhere). You’re gaining a beer belly (when you only indulge in the occasional Pinot Grigio). Sleep calls. (Almost as incessantly than robocalls). You start having senior moments. (You’re not even on the near side of 40). And sex? (Oh, you remember that. You remember it, but you’re not up for it. No pun intended.) You could blame not eating right, not exercising enough, partying too much, smoking, excessive caffeine and well, any number of questionable lifestyle choices. But there’s a good chance that premature aging is the result of hormone imbalances.

At Denver Hormone Health, Hormones are all They Do.

HORMONES AS YOU AGE

Your hormones are chemical messengers that keep your body functioning. From regulating metabolism and growth to controlling immune function and reproduction, hormones are major players in all that you do and all that you are – physically at least. They keep your body healthy by controlling the rate at which new cells grow and by directing your body systems to work in harmony. As we age, changes naturally occur in the way body systems are controlled. Some target tissues become less sensitive to their controlling hormone. The amount of hormones produced may also change. Blood levels of some hormones increase, some decrease, and some are unchanged. Hormones are also broken down (metabolized) more slowly. When any hormones are out of balance, age becomes not just a stage of mind, but a stage of body. Everything can age; your heart, lungs, brain, kidneys, muscles, bones…you get the discouraging picture.

At Denver Hormone Health, They Can Brighten That Picture.

HORMONES THAT AGE YOU

There are some 50 different hormones driving your bus, but here are a few that can really affect the aging process:

  • DHEA
  • HGH (human growth hormone)
  • Progesterone
  • Testosterone (men and women)
  • Estrogen (women and men)
  • Cortisol

It would take a tome of explanation to understand the function of all these hormones. What you need to understand is how any imbalance can age you before your time.

Everyone at Denver Hormone Health Knows All Too Well.

THE BEST SIGN OF AGING, IS “STOP”

Another thing to understand is that there is a way to determine the levels of these important “age” hormones. At Denver Hormone Health. If it has to do with hormones, they are at the cutting edge of knowledge and expertise. What you don’t know about hormones, the experts at Denver Hormone Health will happily explain in language you can understand. They’ll answer any questions. And more importantly, they’ll get answers as to where your hormone levels hover with simple tests. The results will help them tailor a treatment program smart enough to help you outsmart aging. Make an appointment at Denver Hormone Health now.

And keep making birthdays happy.

MENOPAUSE: WOMENS’ HORMONAL TAILSPINS

Menopause Treatments

What Hormones Have To Do With Menopause

Menopause? To put it simply, hormones (of which the human body has 50 or so which control every organ in your body) are chemical messengers that circulate throughout your bloodstream telling your cells what they are supposed to do. However, they don’t always do the job. Which can have a major effect on how you feel.

This Ought To Give You Pause

You’ve heard of (or are ridiculously ensnared in) Menopause. But many women aren’t really aware of what’s referred to as Peri-menopause. Menopause is defined as a: “lack of period for 12 months or more, in a woman who is over age 40.”  Peri-menopause entails the years leading up to menopause—a time of hormonal imbalance, when the production of sex hormones (estrogen, progesterone and testosterone) begin to decline.

Sweating Bullets Is A Real Killer

Peri-menopause varies greatly from one woman to the next. The average duration is three to four years, although it can last just a few months or extend as long as a decade. While most women associate the dreaded hot flashes with menopause, they are the most common symptom of peri-menopause. Hot flashes that make you feel like you’re being consumed internally by fire. Hot flashes that send you running to open the freezer door and stand there with your head in it trying to get some relief. Then there are the nasty night sweats that leave you wiped out, (and the sheets) wringing wet.

Here’s Another Hot Flash

Many women trudging through peri-menopause and menopause suffer from other symptoms. These include the potential of fibroids (benign tumors of the uterine wall) and endometriosis. About 40% of perimenopausal women have sleep problems. Estimates put the number of women who experience mood symptoms during peri-menopause at 10%–20%. The vagina may become dry and thin, and sex may be painful. It could also lead to the “blahs”, extra weight, chronic low energy and even osteoporosis.

Nothing Funny About It

Menopause jokes abound, but ask any woman woefully wading through it and they’ll tell you it’s no laughing matter. Hearing “chill out” in response to a hot flash, is never amusing. But you want to know what some people think is hilarious? Try a book called “How not to kill the woman you love: your guide to surviving her menopause”. And here’s a supposed hoot: The 7 Dwarfs of Menopause: Itchy, Bitchy, Sweaty, Sleepy, Bloated, Forgetful and Psycho. Is it any wonder women would like to be reincarnated as something that doesn’t go through menopause?

The Road Doesn’t Have To Be Rocky

Fortunately, it does NOT have to be a time when a woman feels like her body is fighting against her. There is a way to stop hormones from ruling you. The answer is Denver Hormone Health. Every one of their doctors has had extensive experience and training in balancing the hormones that wreak havoc on a woman during peri-menopause and menopause. (Actually, they are unmatched in correcting every type of hormone imbalance in the body). No other team meets their level of understanding, dedicated care and standards. Through state-of-the-art diagnostic testing they are able to create individualized treatment plans that will help you achieve optimal health. Call Denver Hormone Health for an appointment now.  There’s no better way to change “the change.

THE TESTOSTERONE TEST – Erectile dysfunction: Let’s Get This Straight

Erectile dysfunction

Here’s an easy exam:

  1. Erectile dysfunction stinks
  2. Erectile dysfunction is for old guys
  3. Erectile dysfunction can give any guy migraines
  4. Erectile dysfunction is well…a dysfunction to be avoided at all costs.

Let’s see if you got any right:

  1. To most men
  2. Not in the least
  3. Only if you drive yourself worrying about it
  4. Not if you want to do something about it (and you definitely can)

Erectile Dysfunction. There, we’ve said it.

Erectile dysfunction or ED, is when it is hard to get or keep an erection that’s firm enough for sex. ED affects as many as 30 million men. Most men have problems with erections from time to time. But when this happens more than half of the time, then ED is present. ED can happen when health problems limit blood flow or damage nerves in the penis. ED can also be caused by stress or emotional reasons. ED can be an early warning of a more serious illness. Heart disease, high blood pressure and high blood sugar can all cause ED.

What you really want to believe is that growing old is not the problem. But you can blame your body at any age:

  • Not enough blood flows into the penis
    Many health issues can reduce blood flow into the penis, such as heart disease, high blood sugar (diabetes), and smoking
  • The penis cannot store blood during an erection
    A man with this problem cannot keep an erection because blood does not stay trapped in the penis
  • Nerve signals from the brain or spinal cord do not reach the penis
    Certain diseases, injury or surgery in the pelvic area can harm nerves in the penis
  • Men who have diabetes are two to three times more likely to have erectile dysfunction than men who do not have diabetes
  • Other conditions that may cause ED include cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), kidney disease, and multiple sclerosis. These illnesses can impair blood flow or nerve impulses throughout the body.
  • Research even suggests that avid cyclists suffer more ED than other athletes. Yep, blame the seats

While the problem could very well be in your body, it could also be in your head. Sex activity needs the mind and body to work together. Emotional or relationship problems can cause or worsen ED. Some emotional issues that can cause ED are:

  • Depression
  • Relationship conflicts
  • Stress at home or work
  • Worry about sexual performance

They can all short circuit the process that leads to an erection. Combine physical and psychological issues and you’re just not going to shake the sheets.

Get it Going Again

There are ways to counter the risks of ED. Start by discussing it with your partner. Try a Mediterranean Diet. Manage your blood pressure. Cut down high cholesterol. Get diabetes under control. If you smoke, quit. If you drink, drink less. Exercise. Don’t use anabolic steroids. Manage stress. Treat sleep apnea. Know your medication side effects. (You’d be surprised at these) And pay attention: at all costs, ignore claims like:

Breaking News: Doctor Reveals The #1 Top Erectile Product That Cures ED Permanently! Best $4.95 ED pill ever seen. #1 best ED natural remedy. #1 top erectile product-user proven to get hard. It would be just plain dysfunctional to buy into a word of it. You need to heal yourself from the inside instead of buying cases of Cialis or vats of Viagra.

Deal with ED ASAP

Erectile dysfunction affects men of all ages, and you can be sure it affects them all negatively. No one is more aware of the scope of the problem than Stephen A. Goldstein M.D., F.A.C.S. at Denver Hormone Health. Dr. Goldstein is at the top of his field in hormone replacement therapy. And erectile dysfunction can, in most cases, point to a hormone imbalance. You probably won’t recognize many of the symptoms of a testosterone imbalance, but you absolutely recognize an important sexual issue like erectile dysfunction. You might feel awkward discussing the issue at all, but Dr. Goldstein puts you immediately at ease. He knows the questions to ask and then with simple tests, knows the treatment plan that is right for you. Not just any plan, but an integrated plan of hormones, exercise and nutrition developed uniquely for you. Don’t let embarrassment keep you from getting back in the game.

Call for an appointment now.

Getting rid of ED can be easy. Without question.